DUI refers to the family of charges associated with Driving under the Influence of drugs or alcohol in Pennsylvania.
We will guide you through the painful process of facing DUI charges, and help you achieve the best possible outcome.
DUI is a serious criminal offense. It carries grave legal consequences that may include loss of your driver’s license, loss of employment, and the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence. You need a learned and experienced criminal defense attorney who specializes in and can effectively handle the challenges of defending these complex criminal cases.
DUI defense is one of our areas of expertise. Our experience with DUI cases is unparalleled.
Many attorneys who primarily practice in other areas of law offer DUI defense. While they may be able to negotiate a plea agreement or your admission into a rehabilitation program, they often lack the expertise needed to achieve the best possible outcome for you. General practitioners and other attorneys who don’t specialize in DUI may not be able to effectively navigate the nuances of a successful defense.
Before retaining counsel, ask your lawyer how many of these cases he or she handles each year? What results has he or she achieved for clients? Is he or she prepared to take your case through a trial, if necessary? Does he or she belong to DUI or criminal defense law associations?
DUI is a lightening rod for lobbyists, and is often a murky area for law enforcement. Pennsylvania state legislature recently lowered the legal blood alcohol level from .10 to .08%. This lowered rate, along with aggressive policing policies—including roadblocks and saturation patrols—often translate to innocent people and those not intending to exceed the legal limit being charged with a DUI. If you find yourself facing this adversity, you need an experienced, aggressive and knowledgeable DUI defense attorney.
Attorney McGraw is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, as well as numerous other criminal law affiliations.