It only takes a minute but a DUI can affect your life forever. In Pennsylvania, a defendant charged with DUI, if convicted, may face a mandatory prison sentence, fine, and loss of driving privilege. If you have a CDL and are charged, the punishment may be more severe. Boating Under the Influence carries similar, severe penalties.
A DUI or BUI conviction will result in a criminal record, and can lead to the loss of your job. Homicide by Vehicle While Under the Influence carries a three year mandatory sentence and three year loss of licence.
In Lancaster County, being charged with a second DUI offense within ten years may result in significant pretrial bail conditions, including a SCRAM bracelet, drug and alcohol counseling, and curfew. If you are charged, you need an experienced DUI defense attorney immediately.
Whether you qualify for ARD or go to trial, having an experienced qualified Drunk Driving lawyer defend you will help you get through your case with the best result.
Attorney Patterson has more than 35 years of experience trying DUI and BUI cases before judges and juries in Lancaster County and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. He is one of the few Pennsylvania attorneys to ever represent a pilot charged with Flying Under the Influence. He has lectured other lawyers on the PA DUI law. He knows the DUI laws and the courtroom. If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence or Boating Under the Influence and are looking for an experienced DUI Defense Lawyer in Lancaster County, Lebanon County, or York County PA all you have to do is call for a consultation.