Aggressively Defend Repeat Offenders
Did you know that under Pennsylvania Law, criminal charges can become more serious for repeat DUI/DAI offenders? The penalties for a second, third or felony DUI/DWI conviction are even more severe than a first-time conviction. If you are suspected of drunk driving as a repeat offender, seek legal help immediately from an experienced criminal defense attorney.
At Giribaldi & Manaras, P.C., based in Media, Pennsylvania, we are prepared to negotiate for your prior convictions to be inadmissible in court. This could mean the difference between a misdemeanor or felony DUI conviction. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Pennsylvania Drinking and Driving Penalties
In Pennsylvania, habitual offenders face gross misdemeanor and felony charges. In towns like Media PA, Radnor PA, Villanova PA, Chester PA, Aston PA, Ridley PA and Springfield PA, a conviction includes serious penalties such as jail time, hefty fines and a mandatory license suspension. After regaining your driving privileges, you could be required to use an ignition interlock on your vehicle for a year. This forces drivers to exhale into the device before the car engine will start.
Mounting a Strong Defense Strategy
At Giribaldi & Manaras, P.C., we are familiar with the standardized field sobriety tests developed by the National Highway Safety Administration. The attorneys at our law firm can identify whether the arresting police officers properly administered the test.
We also know the proper administration of breathalyzer tests. If law enforcement was poorly trained or made a mistake when administering the breathalyzer test, we will seek for the charges to be dismissed or reduced. Our legal team will also develop a strong defense strategy, if the police officers did not have a probable reason to pull you over.
If the charges cannot be dropped, we will seek to mitigate the damages through questioning if your prior convictions are admissible in court. We will fight for prior convictions to be overturned based on trial errors or if you did not have an attorney representing you.
Local Representation for Out-of-State Drivers
If you have been charged with a second or third DUI offense in Pennsylvania while visiting or driving through from another state, we can be your local legal representative. We will argue for your bail to be lifted so you can go home. The criminal defense lawyers at our firm will look into opportunities for you to be excused from appearing in local court hearings.
Contact Us Today
If you are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, we will mount an aggressive defense strategy. Contact us to get an experienced Pennsylvania DUI/OWI lawyer working on your side.