DUI Lawyer Philadelphia | Young, Marr & Associates
 

DUI Lawyer Philadelphia

Do You Need A DUI Lawyer Philadelphia?

DUIs are one of the most serious criminal charges in Philadelphia.  In 2011, nearly 50,000 DUI arrests were made in the state of Pennsylvania — and over 400 fatalities related to drunk driving were reported.  Bucks County in particular has one of the highest DUI rates per capita in the country.

But while DUI may be a common charge, that doesn’t mean it’s a trivial charge.  The legal system of Pennsylvania imposes harsh punishments for individuals who are convicted of DUI (“Driving Under the Influence”), including mandatory jail time, large fines, and license suspensions.  Depending on the driver’s BAC, and whether the DUI offense is their first, second, or third, those penalties can increase dramatically.

DUI Lawyer Philadelphia

Young, Marr & Associates: Philadelphia DUI Defense Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been charged with the crime of DUI, it is critical to your success that you immediately retain a team of experienced and aggressive Philadelphia DUI defense attorneys.  At Young, Marr & Associates, we offer our clients multiple advantages over other law firms that defend against DUI charges in Pennsylvania.

  • We are veteran DUI attorneys.  At Young, Marr & Associates, our Philadelphia DUI attorneys have been representing DUI clients for over 30 years.  In our decades of legal work, we have handled more than 10,000 criminal cases.
  • We know Philadelphia.  Because of our many years serving Philadelphia and local communities across the state of Pennsylvania, we’ve been able to establish professional relationships with judges and jurors across the state.  We can utilize those relationships to benefit our clients.  Additionally, because we have been practicing in Philadelphia for so long, we’re highly familiar with area prosecutors, and the arguments they try to use.  Because we can anticipate the arguments, we’re exceptionally well-equipped to defend against them.
  • We are aggressive in court.  We take a highly rigorous approach to defense on your behalf.  Our attorneys have won major sentence reductions, and have had many cases dismissed altogether.  Our track record boasts a long list of client victories.  With 98% of our first-time DUI clients receiving no jail time or criminal record, our DUI success record is close to perfect.

DUI Lawyer Philadelphia

DUI Penalties in Pennsylvania

In Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, a BAC of 0.08% or greater will result in DUI charges.  Depending on the exact BAC level, and the driver’s record of previous offenses, those charges can lead to a variety of penalties with both short- and long-term effects.

First Offense Pennsylvania DUI

  • BAC: 0.08% and higher, less than 0.10%
  • Fine: $300
  • Sentence: up to 6 months probation
  • License Suspension: none
  • BAC: 0.10%-0.159%
  • Fine: $500-$5,000
  • Sentence: minimum 2 days in jail
  • License Suspension: 1 year

Second Offense Pennsylvania DUI

  • BAC: 0.08% and higher, less than 0.10%
  • Fine: $300-$2,500
  • Sentence: minimum 5 days in jail
  • License Suspension: 1 year
  • BAC: 0.10%-0.159%
  • Fine: $750-$5,000
  • Sentence: minimum 30 days in jail
  • License Suspension: 1 year

Third Offense Pennsylvania DUI

  • BAC: 0.08% and higher, less than 0.10%
  • Fine: $500-$5,000
  • Sentence: minimum 10 days in jail
  • License Suspension: 1 year
  • BAC: 0.10%-0.159%
  • Fine: $1,500-$10,000
  • Sentence: minimum 90 days in jail
  • License Suspension: 18 months

DUI Lawyer Philadelphia

It should be noted that while the BAC limit for adults of legal drinking age (21 or older) is 0.08%, the BAC limit is substantially lower for individuals drinking underage.

The consequences of a DUI conviction can continue to cause damage long after the fines have been paid and the jail time has been served.  In some cases, the long-lasting loss of transport can ultimately lead to the loss of a job.  Additionally, a record of DUI convictions can bar drivers from finding employment in industries and positions involving transportation and vehicles.

A DUI charge is a serious matter.  If you or a loved one is facing allegations of DUI in Philadelphia, don’t delay: call the law offices of Young, Marr & Associates at (609) 257-4019 in New Jersey or (215) 372-8667 in Pennsylvania immediately, or contact us online to arrange for a free and confidential consultation with a DUI defense attorney. 

[]
1 Step 1
Request A Free Consultation
Your Nameyour full name
Telephoneyour full name
Where did this occur (city / state)?
Brief description of casemore details
0 /
Previous
Next
powered by FormCraft