Pittsburgh DUI Defense Lawyer

FAQ In A Pittsburgh DUI

Will I go to jail?

Most first-time DUI offenders will receive probation instead of jail time, however imprisonment is always possible in all DUI cases. If your BAC level was .10% or above, jail time is mandatory. Appoint the Pittsburgh DUI Lawyer to discuss what will likely happen in your case.

Am I eligible for ARD? What is ARD?

ARD is a second-chance program for first-time DUI offenders so that they do not have to face all of the consequences of a DUI conviction. Contact our office to see if you are eligible for this program.

What will happen to my driver’s license?

You will be served with a notice of revocation and you have only 30 days from that notice to request a hearing with the DMV. If you do not request this hearing within the designated time frame you may lose your license.

How do I get my license back?

Complete any court-ordered requirements to have your license reinstated. In certain circumstances, you may apply for a “bread and butter” or work restricted license.

What if I was in a DUI accident?

Contact the Pittsburgh DUI Lawyer immediately. In the state of Pennsylvania, a drunk driver involved in an accident can face legal action under both criminal and civil law. This means that in addition to dealing with your criminal trial and the DMV, you may also have to face a lawsuit for the victim’s medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. If there were deaths, you could be charged with vehicular manslaughter.

What about if I’ve had a DUI before?

The punishments you face increase with each DUI offense. Jail time is mandatory for second DUI arrests. Contact the Pittsburgh DUI Lawyer immediately to review your case.

Why should I hire an Lawyer?

You can represent yourself in court and at the DMV; however the Pittsburgh DUI Lawyer has many years of experience working with the Pittsburgh courts and DMV system to resolve your case as quickly as possible.