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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What to Do when Facing Multiple DUI Charges?

Have you or someone you love been charged with DUI? For first time offenders, you may be eligible for the ARD program where, upon successful completion, you are eligible for an expungement. However, when charged with a second or subsequent DUI charge, the rules change.  
In Pennsylvania, you are only eligible for the ARD program every 10 (Ten) years. Therefore, more than one DUI arrests within ten years require special attention as you can be subject to maximum penalties that include, but are not limited to: probation, house arrest or even jail time.  Multiple DUI's must be evaluated on a case by case basis.
For example, a person who has been arrested for a second DUI within ten years and the DUI involves an accident is different than a person who has a third DUI within ten years with no accident but refused the breathalyzer at the scene.  
You need an experienced DUI lawyer to review your case, go over all the possible options and show you the likely outcome. In some instances, an experienced attorney may be able to help you avoid jail time by suggesting alternative confinement options.  Contact our Office Today to schedule a Free consultation: 412.315.7441

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