Practical, Strategic Defense Against Repeat DUI Charges
Driving under the influence can have serious repercussions. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or above, you are considered impaired. Getting charged with DUI can not only impact your driving privileges but also your current or future employment, schooling or other licenses or certifications.
If you have been arrested for a second or subsequent DUI, it is especially important to get legal representation. At Andrew F. Skala, Esq., in Greensburg, I know how to handle this tough situation and can help you when you need it most.
What Constitutes A Second Or Subsequent Offense?
It is considered a second offense or subsequent offense if you have already been charged with a DUI within the past 10 years. If convicted, you will be ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed in your car. This means you will have to use a machine much like a Breathalyzer every time you would like to drive. Based on your BAC, you may also be facing steep fines, jail time and having your driver’s license suspended.
What If You Refused A Breathalyzer?
Pennsylvania is considered an “implied consent” state. This means you must provide a test by blood, breath or urine when pulled over by an officer. If you have been pulled over and refuse to take the breath test, you will face fines and an automatic license suspension. On your second offense, it is an 18-month suspension, and you will be automatically found guilty. If you have made this decision, I can still help you. I know how to fight these criminal charges and help you retain or regain your driving privileges.
Don’t Wait To Seek Experienced Legal Help
Using a car is considered a privilege, but it is actually a necessity. It is how we get to work every day, visit our family and run errands. You do not want to risk losing your license or going to jail. Call Andrew F. Skala, Esq., for a free consultation at 724-493-9044. You can also reach out online.