Lancaster, PA DUI lawyer R. Russell Pugh can help you win your DUI or DWI defense case and avoid jail time associated with your arrest.
If you have been arrested for DUI or DWI in Pennsylvania and wish to fight the charge, your best chances for a favorable judgement are to secure a lawyer with experience and success defending DUI and DWI cases. A successful defense need to be structured based on the conditions of the arrest, and requires you contact a DUI attorney as soon as you have been charged with the offense.
Know what to do if you are arrested for DUI or DWI in Pennsylvania
What you SHOULD DO after a DUI arrest
- Be courteous and cooperative with the police officer.
- Be aware that anything you say or do is evidence.
- Call an experienced DUI/DWI attorney upon arrival at the police station.
What you SHOULD NOT DO after a DUI arrest
- Do not resist or fight with the police.
- Do not make statements.
- Do not attempt to represent yourself in a criminal trial.
When this is your first DUI offense
If there were no other factors in your arrest and this is your first DUI offense, there is a good chance that you will be able to avoid jail time, provided you proceed in the proper legal manner. Attorney Pugh is experienced in navigating DUI and DWI cases quickly and cost-effectively. Having your case dismissed entirely, or settling on a sentence of court supervision only are our most important goals. We will work to allow you to retain your drivers license whenever possible.
When you have been convicted of DUI or DWI previously
If this is not your first DUI offense, Attorney Pugh can still help. There are fewer opportunities available to a repeat offender to avoid serious consequences, so retaining an experienced DUI lawyer is crucial. R. Russell Pugh knows how Pennsylvania prosecutors deal with repeat offenders, and has successfully defended many drivers that have faced multiple DUI charges. Your best chance to avoid jail time is to work with an experienced DUI attorney practicing in the state in which you were arrested.
Request a no-cost, no-obligation legal consultation from a Lancaster DUI attorney.
The Law Office of R. Russell Pugh offers a free initial consultation. Start the process by completing the form on this page, or call our Lancaster, PA law office at 717-875-4957.
We help Lancaster County drivers win all types of DUI and DWI defense cases.
- Failed breathalyzer DUI or DWI
- Failed blood test DUI or DWI
- Underage DUI offenses
- Failing a DUI checkpoint
- DUI or DWI Refusal cases
- DUI arrest with a controlled substance
- DUI arrest for CDL drivers