DWI / DUI Defense in Pennsylvania
Skilled Harrisburg Criminal Defense Lawyers
DWI/DUI charges can open the doors to chaos for the accused. Much more
than a simple traffic violation, a drunk driving conviction can threaten
your finances, freedoms, reputation, and future. If you are confronting
you need to take immediate action to protect your rights and liberties.
The skilled Harrisburg criminal defense attorneys at Curcillo Law, LLC
can offer the assertive and strategic representation you need to challenge
DUI allegations. Our firm, which is backed by over 90 years of collective
practice experience, provides aggressive legal advocacy to the criminally accused.
DUI Penalty Tiers in Pennsylvania
State law has divided DUI charges into three tiers: general impairment,
high rate of impairment, and highest rate of impairment. These levels
are determined by the assessed blood alcohol content (BAC) of the defendant.
Strict sentencing guidelines are based on what tier you fall into and
how many previous offenses you have on your record, if any. Generally,
the higher the tier and the more frequent the offense, the stiffer the
penalties. Even first offenders can receive damaging penalties.
The DWI/DUI penalties in Pennsylvania include:
- License suspension for one year
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Fines as much as $5,000
- Mandatory highway safety education
- Court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment
Challenging the Charges
Our team of attorneys includes former prosecutors and a former law professor.
We know what judges are looking for when deliberating charges or deciding
sentencing. As seasoned legal advocates, we have no qualms in challenging
the charges against you or suggesting more lenient sentencing. Curcillo
Law, LLC, will not hesitate to employ every method in our strategic arsenal
to vigorously defend our clients.
Some of our DWI / DUI defense methods include:
- Challenging the reasoning behind DUI suspicion
- Questioning the procedures carried out in field sobriety tests
- Examining the accuracy of BAC tests
- Requesting enrollment in Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) programs
in lieu of sentencing
Contact Curcillo Law, LLC today!
DWI/DUI arrests trigger simultaneous processes–one in criminal court
and the other with the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
You have only 10 days after your arrest to petition for a DMV hearing
to protest the suspension of your driver's license.
DUI convictions can threaten your driving privileges, financial stability,
and your personal freedom. If you have been charged with a DWI in Pennsylvania,
don't delay in obtaining the experienced and aggressive legal representation
you need and deserve!
Curcillo Law, LLC, immediately to arrange a
Our dedicated Harrisburg criminal defense attorneys represent clients throughout
Franklin, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, and Perry counties. In fact, wherever
you are in the state of Pennsylvania, we are willing to travel to you
so that we can handle your case.