If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated, you need an experienced Pennsylvania DUI attorney to protect your rights and negotiate your case.
With the new, tougher PA drunk-driving law it is easy to find yourself in trouble after only a few drinks. If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated, it is important that you consult a lawyer experienced in DUI cases to avoid going to jail or losing your license for a year or more. Lancaster, Pennsylvania DUI lawyer R. Russell Pugh has represented people accused of DUI and DWI for more than 27 years, and should be your first call if you are charged with DUI.
You may have options in avoiding jail time
Attorney Pugh will guide you through the process from arrest to Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (if appropriate), and fight for you at trial or negotiate a favorable plea. Your freedom and driver's license are too important to risk with inexperienced legal counsel. Make sure you contact an attorney that specializes in DUI defense law.
What to do if you have been pulled over
If you are stopped by a police officer in Pennsylvania for suspicion of DUI, do not try and resolve the issue at the roadside or get into an argument with the officer. There is little that can be done to dissuade the officer from doing his job. Your courtesy may be rewarded by the officer if the case goes to court, and it is important to avoid making damaging statements that could hurt your DUI defense. You are under no obligation to do more than identify yourself and to display your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance.
If you are taken into custody you have the right to not give a statement and to contact an attorney — the so-called "Miranda rights". It is wisest to minimize conversation with the police and ask to call an attorney immediately upon arrival at the police station, regardless of what charges have been filed. An experienced DUI lawyer may be available to come to the station or give you advice by phone. He may also help arrange bail for you, if necessary.
Once you have been charged with DUI, contact a Lancaster DUI lawyer immediately.
If you have been charged with Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated in Pennsylvania, it is important that you don't take any action on your own that could harm your defense case. You should refrain from making unnecessary statements or signing documents without proper legal representation present. To protect your legal rights and ensure the best possibility of a favorable outcome, contact Lancaster Pennsylvania DUI lawyer R. Russell Pugh immediately for a free legal consultation regarding your arrest.