Drunk Driving DUI Defense Attorneys in York County PA

Will I lose my license? For many people who have been arrested for drunk driving/impaired driving, this is the most pressing concern. Yet, a temporary loss of license isn't the worst possible outcome. Penalties depend on your past driving record and range from fines, to license suspension, to jail time.

If you have been accused of violating DUI laws in York County, Pennsylvania, come to Marshall & Smith, PC. Both of our criminal defense attorneys have been protecting the rights and interests of people in Pennsylvania for a combined 45 years. Contact us TODAY to discuss your case.

Skilled Lawyers Guiding People through the ARD Program
If you are charged with a first violation under the  DUI laws, you may be eligible for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD). Successful completion of the ARD program may allow you to avoid having a criminal conviction on your record. Additionally, although you will lose your license in the ARD program, this license revocation is generally not as long as the revocation from the criminal courts. The law also changed recently which allows individuals on ARD to obtain the Ignition Interlock Limited License (IILL) while serving their driver’s license suspension. This will allow you to continue to drive while serving the suspension.

DUI Consequences in Pennsylvania
If you have been accused of DUI, before you make any decisions you should be fully informed of your options and the possible consequences. In Pennsylvania, DUI is a serious crime with serious consequences.  The DUI laws have changed and some of  the punishments have become more severe.  Some DUI offenses are now graded as felony offenses.

Under the current DUI laws, the punishment for a drunk driving conviction will be directly tied to your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). If you refuse to take the test, or if you have drugs in your system, you will be automatically assigned to the highest level.

Although you may lose your license, the new DUI laws allow for an Ignition Interlock Limited License (IILL) that may allow you to continue to drive during all or some of your license revocation period.

This information is really only the beginning of what you need to know when preparing to fight a drunk driving charge. Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation with a skilled criminal defense attorney with the law firm of Marshall & Smith, PC.