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If you’re facing DUI charges in Carbon County, you need a knowledgeable attorney to look at your case. You need a lawyer that is prepared to fight on your behalf. As a former police officer, Attorney Charles Dutko has experience conducting traffic stops and sobriety checkpoints. Whether the police stopped you at a checkpoint or you were singled out due to a motor vehicle violation, Attorney Dutko will look at your case from every angle. He can determine the best course of action for you to take.
Possible DUI Penalties in Pennsylvania
Felony of 3rd degree • 18-month license suspension • Up to 7 years in prison • Up to $15,000 fine
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At Dutko Law, we are very experienced when it comes to drunk driving defenses. And Pennsylvania legislature has developed a “tier” system within the DUI statute. The different subsections of the DUI statute are determined by the substance you have in your body, the amount of that substance in your body, and the number of prior DUI convictions within the past decade.
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Just being arrested for DUI does not mean that you'll be convicted. And you might be eligible for a program that lets you serve a term of probation, earning a dismissal of charges.
In 2016, in Birchfield v. North Dakota, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that a blood draw from to a DUI arrest is a constitutionally protected search subject, according to the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement. The ruling held, stating that laws that call for an increased criminal penalty for refusing to give a blood sample are unconstitutional.
Many prosecutors are willing to drop the charge to a general impairment, charging the defendant under the lowest tier.
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Attorney Charles Dutko is a Carbon County DUI attorney that also previously worked as a police officer. As an officer, Attorney Dutko searched for drivers who were driving while impaired. Therefore, he has a complete understanding of the DUI offense processes, both from the position of a defense attorney and a police officer.
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Moreover, Attorney Dutko fully understands what police will look for when they’re trying to develop probable cause and initiate a vehicle stop. The strength of many DUI cases ties in with the officer’s ability to establish probable cause for that initial traffic stop. And a DUI defense lawyer that is able to refute the vehicle stop can oftentimes get the charges dismissed or at least reduced during plea negotiations.