A DUI conviction can have serious impact on your future. You may face heavy fines, incarceration and loss of license. You may find it difficult to even work in your chosen field. A criminal conviction is something you cannot afford to live with. You don’t have to.
At the Law Offices of Terry McDonald, Terry McDonald has been representing DUI clients and practicing criminal law in Northeastern PA since 1998.
A person is deemed driving drunk in Pennsylvania if their blood alcohol level (BAC) is .08 or higher. Pennsylvania law separates a person’s intoxication into three (3) tiers: “general impairment,” “high rate” and “highest rate.” Upon conviction, on what tier you land will determine the sentence you receive. Terry McDonald understands how to examine a case, build a defense strategy, and fight for you.
An experienced lawyer knows how to accurately review a case, finding its weaknesses.
Too often people make the mistake of pleading guilty to DUI or other criminal charges, or trying to go it alone. Consider what is at stake. A first time DUI offender that is charged as being in the “highest rate” is subject to a sentence of 72 hours in jail followed by six months of parole, a 1 year driver’s license suspension, a fine that can go as high as $5,000.00, and be required to attend DUI classes and drug and alcohol treatment.
Was the stop illegal? Did the Blood test give an improper result? Is there a diversion program available? How the questions for your case are answered will decide the outcome. Having someone who understands the law and will fight for you will help determine that outcome.
If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to take action to make sure that it does not impact your life. Let Terry McDonald provide you the help you need. To schedule a consultation, call (570) 344-8744 or use the contact form.