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Whether you were stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in Reading or pulled over for a motor vehicle violation in Allentown, Easton, or Pottsville, you should consult with an experienced DUI attorney to decide your best course of action. Attorney Dutko is one of the few DUI defense lawyers that has actually investigated DUI offenses and conducted standardized field sobriety tests. Attorney Dutko can help you limit the consequences of a DUI conviction. Every DUI case is unique and should be reviewed by an experienced DUI lawyer to consider the specific circumstances of the case.
Being arrested for DUI does not mean that you'll be convicted. You may be eligible for entry into a pretrial disposition program, such as ARD, which may permit you to avoid jail time. Pennsylvania has adopted a tier system for DUI offenses. Which tier your DUI falls into and how many previous DUIs you've had within the past 10 years determines the severity of the penalty you'll be facing.
Driving Under the Influence is a serious criminal offense. For instance, a 3rd Tier 3 DUI is a felony of the third degree. A person can be sentenced up to 7 years in jail, a $15,000 fine, and an 18-month drivers' license suspension.
Some DUI defense lawyers charge a flat fee just to have their client enter ARD or enter a guilty plea. Maybe ARD or a plea is the right choice for you, but you won't know unless you have an experienced DUI attorney review the facts of your case.
Attorney Dutko's experience as a police officer makes him fully aware of how traffic stops are to be conducted. The strength of most DUI cases lie in the offier's abiity to establish reasons for the traffic stop. Attorney Dutko's experience gives him an advantage to refute the reasons for the stop and create an argument for dismissal of the charges.
Attorney Dutko has helped clients charged with DUI in the Lehigh Valley, Berks, Lebanon, and Schuylkill Counties. Call Dutko Law today and let us review your DUI case for FREE!
If you've been charged with a DUI Offense in Allentown, Reading, Bethlehem, Easton, Pottsville, or any surrounding city or town, you need a reliable attorney on your side.
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