DUI Defense Lawyer in Schuylkill County
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If you’re looking at a DUI charge in Schuylkill County, you should find an experienced attorney. You need someone who will review your case closely and then fight hard for you. Attorney Charles Dutko is a former police officer. And he has experience conducting sobriety checkpoints as well as traffic stops. Whether the police stopped you at a checkpoint or singled you out because of a motor vehicle violation, Attorney Charles Dutko will closely review your case and find the best possible course of action for you.
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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Here at Dutko Law, our team knows all about defenses for drunk driving. Pennsylvania legislature has put together a “tier” system in DUI law. There are a few factors that determine the different subsections in the DUI statute. The prosecution will look at the substance that was in your body. Additionally, they’ll consider the amount of substance in your body and how many previous DUI convictions you had within the past 10 years.
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Just because you were arrested for DUI, it doesn't mean that you'll be convicted for it. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to enter a probation program and earn a dismissal of the charges.
In Birchfield v. North Dakota in 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided that a blood draw from a DUI arrest is a constitutionally protected search subject according to the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement. The ruling held that it’s unconstitutional for laws to call for an increased criminal penalty for refusing to provide a blood sample are.
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An Experienced DUI Defense Attorney in Schuylkill County
Attorney Charles Dutko used to be a police officer. And he is one of the few Schuylkill County DUI attorneys with that experience. As an officer, Attorney Dutko spent time looking for drivers that were driving while impaired. Therefore, he has a full understanding of this process. He knows DUI offenses both from the position of an officer and as a defense lawyer.
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Attorney Dutko has a full understanding of what police look for when developing probable cause to initiate a vehicle stop. Many DUI cases are determined by the officer’s ability to establish probable cause for the initial traffic stop. When a DUI defense attorney can refute the vehicle stop, it often gets the charges dismissed or reduced during the plea negotiations.