Montgomeryville DWI/DUI Lawyer
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys Fight to Protect the Rights and Future of Clients Charged with DWI/DUI in Montgomeryville, PA
When you are arrested for driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence, you may recognize that you have made an awful mistake. You may have thought that you were “okay” to drive, or due to your intoxication, you may not have realized your impairment. Although driving while intoxicated or under the influence is a serious matter, you don’t have to let one mistake negatively impact the rest of your life. Even a single DWI/DUI conviction can jeopardize your personal relationships and professional life.
If you have been charged with DWI/DUI in Montgomeryville, you need compassionate, dedicated legal representation in your corner who will help you face your charges and fight to secure the best possible outcome for you, including potentially avoiding fines, jail time, and license suspension. Contact the skilled Montgomeryville DWI/DUI lawyers of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. today to learn more about how our firm can help you with a strong, effective legal strategy.
What Happens Following a DWI/DUI Conviction in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania’s DUI laws take a tiered approach towards consequences and penalties for conviction, based on a driver’s BAC level at the time of his or her offense and on his or her prior offenses. The goal of the law is to focus on treatment for a first DWI/DUI conviction, with punishment and license suspensions coming into play for subsequent convictions.
The law established three levels of DUI impairment:
- General impairment: .08 to .099 BAC
- High impairment: .10 to .159 BAC
- Highest impairment: .16 and higher BAC
Certain categories of drivers, including minors, commercial drivers, school bus drivers, and drivers involved in an accident that results in injury or property damage may be subjected to the highest impairment consequences regardless of their BAC.
The penalties for a general impairment DWI/DUI conviction in Pennsylvania are as follows:
- No prior DUI convictions: up to six months’ probation, a $300 fine, alcohol highway safety school, and requirement to attend treatment if ordered by the court
- One prior DUI conviction: 12 months’ license suspension, five days to six months in jail, $300 to $2500 fine, one year use of ignition interlock, and safety school and treatment
- Two or more prior DUI convictions: 12 months’ license suspension, 10 days to two years in jail or prison, $500 to $5000 fine, one year use of ignition interlock, and safety school and treatment
High and highest impairment offense convictions will always result in license suspension, jail or prison time, fines, safety school and treatment if ordered, and the requirement to install an ignition interlock if convicted for a second or subsequent DWI/DUI offense.
Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C. Aggressively Defends Against DWI/DUI Charges in Montgomeryville
When you choose Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford to help you with your Montgomeryville, DWI/DUI charges, you can be assured that our attorneys will leave no stone unturned in helping you secure the most favorable outcome for your charges. Where possible we can challenge the state’s evidence, including the reliability of breathalyzer or blood alcohol test results, or the reliability of field sobriety tests administered by police officers. If you have prior DWI/DUI convictions, we may be able to challenge those convictions so that you avoid harsher penalties for second and subsequent convictions. We can also aggressively negotiate on your behalf for a plea agreement that can help you secure less severe penalties for a conviction so that you can get back to your family and your regular life more quickly. Let our experienced attorneys help you understand the charges against you and your options for facing and resolving your DWI/DUI charges.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Knowledgeable DWI/DUI Attorney Today
Driving while intoxicated or under the influence is a terrible mistake, but don’t let one mistake ruin the rest of your life. You deserve to show that you can learn from your errors. But you need to move quickly to protect your rights and freedom and future when you are facing DWI/DUI charges in Montgomeryville. Contact Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford today to schedule a free, no-obligation initial case evaluation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys to learn more about your rights and options in facing DWI/DUI charges.
About Montgomeryville, PA
Montgomeryville is a Census-designated place with a population of about 13,000 located in Montgomery County, PA. A suburb of Philadelphia located approximately 30 miles northwest of the city center, Montgomeryville sits within the North Penn Valley region of southeast Pennsylvania, near the borough of Lansdale. A 2010 Forbes survey ranked Montgomeryville fifth on a list of the top 10 most affordable suburbs in the U.S.
Frequently Asked Questions about DWI/DUI in Montgomeryville, PA
You should not plead guilty to any DWI/DUI charge without first having an experienced criminal defense attorney review your case. You may have viable legal arguments to make in your defense, including challenging the validity of your traffic stop or the field sobriety, breathalyzer, or blood alcohol tests performed on you. An attorney may also be able to negotiate a more favorable plea bargain on your behalf that can reduce the severity of the punishment you might receive for your conviction. Even if you want to admit guilt and move on, let us help you reduce the severity of the consequences of a conviction so that you can more quickly begin the process of trying to live a law-abiding life again.
If you’ve previously been convicted for DWI/DUI, you may be subject to various sentencing enhancements if you are convicted for a new DWI/DUI offense. For example, if you’ve been previously convicted for DWI/DUI in the last 10 years, you will have to serve a mandatory period of jail time, unlike a first-time DWI/DUI offender who may not face any jail time for a conviction. You may also face additional consequences including higher fines and the possibility of your driver’s license being suspended. We may be able to help you avoid the consequences of a prior DWI/DUI conviction through a negotiated guilty plea.