Pennsylvania has strict and complex DUI laws in place, with penalties ranging from fines and probation to Felony level DUI charges with up to seven years in prison. A DUI is a serious criminal offense, not a traffic violation, and good representation is essential.
The key to dealing with a DUI charge is turning to an experienced team of DUI attorneys for help. The Team at Manchester and Associates has extensive knowledge in how the Roadside Field Sobriety Testing is supposed to be done and in how the chemical testing for DUIs is supposed to happen.
Pennsylvania defines driving under the influence under Title 75, Chapter 38 in several ways. One way is that it is a crime to drive or control the movement of a motor vehicle after drinking enough alcohol to render yourself unsafe to drive. This is known as “driving under the influence” (DUI). Another way is that it is illegal to drive or control a motor vehicle after drinking enough alcohol that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is more than 0.08 within two hours of your arrest. Another way to be charged with a DUI is for having controlled substances in your system. Even including legally prescribed medications can result in a DUI charge. Other DUI charges exist for individuals under the age of 21; Commercial Vehicles and Buses; Boating while Intoxicated.
DUI Crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania include:
- Driving Under the Influence General Impairment
- Driving Under the Influence with a BAC between .08-.10
- Driving Under the Influence with a BAC between .10-.16
- Driving Under the Influence with a BAC over .16
- Driving Under the Influence Controlled Substances
- Driving Under Suspension
- Aggravated Assault while DUI
- Homicide by Vehicle while DUI
- First Offense DUI
- Second Offense DUI
- Third Offense DUI
- Fourth Offense DUI
- Boating While Intoxicated
Each situation is unique to their set of facts. It is important that you hire an experienced team to join you in the fight against the Government. The team at Manchester and Associates has decades of experience and training infighting these types of cases. Should you find yourself in a situation where you need legal representation you need to contact criminal defense attorneys who know the law inside and out. To discuss your specific situation, contact our team for a free consultation at our toll free number (800)-243-4878 or through the contact tab at the top of the page.