Do you need a lawyer when you are charged with a DUI?
A charge of driving the influence (DUI) can be a life changing event. Not only will it be on your criminal record, but it could even cause you to lose your job. Unfortunately, you will likely receive a driver license suspension and have to pay fines and court costs.
The first thing you should do is consult with an attorney that is experienced in handling DUI charges. If it is your first offense, you may be eligible for the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. Even for subsequent offenses in Allegheny County, you may be eligible for the Phoenix Docket. These programs can minimize the impact of a DUI on your life.
Contact your local Pittsburgh DUI defense attorney today for a consultation to determine your eligibility for ARD and Phoenix Docket.