Delaware & Chester County DUI Penalty Lawyers
Understanding the Consequences of Drunk Driving Charges
At Cherry DUI Law, our lawyers take great care to educate people about the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI). Penalties can vary from case to case, depending on the blood alcohol content (BAC) level and the number of prior offenses, if any. DUI penalties for commercial drivers are different from DUI penalties for other drivers.
Not All Pennsylvania DUI Penalties Are Obvious
Some of the penalties are obvious. Most people accused of drunk driving are not surprised that they will have to pay fines if convicted. Some of the penalties are less obvious, such as the various fees that have to be paid on top of the fines. The installation of ignition interlock devices may be required, and the government certainly is not footing the bill.
Perhaps the unseen DUI penalty that catches people off guard the most is the increased auto insurance rates. This can add up to thousands of dollars. Rates may not return to normal for years. This cost alone makes DUI charges worth fighting. If you have been accused of DUI, we will fight to help you avoid all penalties, obvious and otherwise.
Incarceration is rarely an issue in DUI cases, although it is possible, particularly for repeat offenders. We will use our decades of experience to keep you out from behind bars.
Driver’s License Consequences
Driver’s license suspension is an obvious consequence of drunk driving charges. Suspensions can last months, even years, depending on the facts of the case. We understand that this is no minor inconvenience. We will take all possible steps to protect your driving privileges. When necessary, we can help you obtain a conditional license.
Free Consultation — Media Drunk Driving Arrest Attorneys
To discuss your case with one of our experienced Philadelphia DUI penalty attorneys, call us at 610-565-0300 or 215-675-2400 or send us an e-mail.