DUI Lawyer - Montgomery, Chester, Berks County
Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a criminal offense in Pennsylvania. The experienced criminal defense attorneys at OWM Law will quickly and correctly identify any and all potential defenses available to combat your DUI charge. Our attorneys are very familiar with the Montgomery County, Chester County and Berks County court systems and will navigate you through the unfamiliar court process from beginning to end. In addition, we are able to advise individuals on first time offender programs, such as Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (commonly referred to as ARD) and second time offenders programs, such as the Intermediate Punishment Program (commonly referred to as IPP) in Chester County and the Second Time Offender Program in Berks County (commonly referred to as STOP).
How We Can Help You
Call OWM DUI Defense Attorneys to understand your rights and explore all options available to avoid severe DUI or DWI penalties.
Call 610-323-2800 to speak with a DUI lawyer today. OWM Law serves Montgomery, Chester and Berks County.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a DUI?
A person commits the criminal offense of Driving Under the Influence (commonly referred to as DUI) when he or she drives or is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle and he or she is under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance to the extent that his or her faculties are impaired, or when his or her blood alcohol concentration (commonly referred to as BAC) is above the legal limit of 0.08%.
- What is the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) Limit in Pennsylvania?
In the State of Pennsylvania, DUI penalties are divided into 3 main categories that are based on your recorded blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of arrest. The 3 levels of BAC are:
- 0.08 - 0.099 (Lowest Penalty)
- 0.10 - 0.159 (Higher Penalty)
- 0.16 and above (Highest Penalty)
What is an Occupational Limited License (OLL)?
If you are a first time DUI offender, you may be eligible for an occupational limited license. An OLL is a type of driver’s license issued to individuals who have served or will serve a 60-day license suspension. DUI offenders still need to be able to get around, and an OLL restores an individual’s driving privileges for when they must get to work or medical treatments. Need more information about OLLs? Reach out to an OWM Law DUI lawyer for assistance.
- What are the penalties in Pennsylvania for a DUI?
Pennsylvania has taken the position that your BAC and the number of times you have committed a DUI will dictate the penalty. Generally speaking, a DUI can carry the following penalties upon a conviction:
- A criminal record
- Mandatory jail time
- Suspension of driver's license
- Fines and costs
- Drug and alcohol assessment
- Alcohol highway safety school
- Do I Need a Criminal Attorney?
- Pennsylvania DUI Law Grading and Sentencing Guide
- How Pennsylvania Punishes DUI's
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