Morrow and Artim can help you present the winning defense in a DUI case.
If you have read through this website, you should have an understanding of what is ahead of you now that you are charged with a DUI. It should also be evident that Pennsylvania is very strict with DUI's, which makes beating them tough, but not impossible. So, looking at your case, what are your chances?
Your chances in beating your DUI all depend on your specific facts. For example, if you were pulled over simply because you crossed the yellow line once, then you have a chance of challenging the officer's reasons for pulling you over. If you are able to get a court to agree that the officer did not have enough of a reason to pull you over, you win.
Perhaps your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was taken 2 hours and 15 minutes after you drove. You can challenge the Commonwealth's evidence and ask the court to dismiss your DUI charges. Maybe the officer failed to properly administer the field sobriety tests and you had no chance of passing them anyway. All of these are examples of ways to challenge a DUI charge in an effort to get a case dismissed. You may say, "yeah, but how often does that really happen?" We make it happen as often as we can.
What most people do not understand, and what most attorneys are not good at explaining, is that "beating a DUI" does not always mean having your case dismissed. Remember, PA Law makes it tough to truly beat a DUI case. Even if you have your case dismissed, the Prosecutor may be able to refile the case once a further investigation is conducted. Take, for example, the individual who has a BAC of 0.16% for a first offense. Also, assume the arresting officer did everything perfectly. If this person challenges the DUI charge all the way through a trial, and loses, he/she will face up to 6 months in jail, up to a $5000 fine, will have to attend various programs, and receive a license suspension for 1 year with a interlock system necessary to reinstate the license. In the end, this person will also have a permanent record for the rest of his/her life. However, this person is also ARD eligible. ARD will not include jail time, will not come with such expensive fines, will only suspend a license for up to 2 months, and will not result in a criminal record. Which option would you choose?
At Morrow and Artim, we keep a limited case load so that we may evaluate every case to make sure we do not miss any details. If we are able to have your case dismissed, we will make sure we do not miss that small detail. Otherwise, we will work with you to evaluate your best options to "beat" your DUI and get you back on the road driving as quickly as possible.
At Morrow & Artim, we offer a no cost, no obligation review of your DUI or criminal law matter via a short telephone consult or an email reply. If both you and our firm agree that legal representation is required, an in-office appointment will be scheduled.Call Morrow & Artim today at 412-823-8003 to obtain the legal help that you deserve.