Each year thousands of Pennsylvania residents are arrested on drunk driving charges. The circumstances that lead to these arrests can be quite varied but, in most cases, a law enforcement officer will allegedly view some traffic violation, initiate a traffic stop and only once coming into contact with the driver might the officer believe that the driver is under the influence of alcohol. So, what is the best approach to fighting drunk driving charges in Pennsylvania?
Well, the approaches to these types of cases can be as varied as the circumstances in which they arise. For some people, the best approach is to seek the best possible plea bargain. For others, it may be best to attempt to get some of the evidence that the prosecution will try to use in the case suppressed. And, for some, the best approach is to fight the case all the way to a trial in front of a jury of peers.
In order to determine the right approach in any given case, the facts and the applicable law need to be analyzed thoroughly. For many people who are charged with DUI in Pennsylvania, it is their first experience ever with the court system. They are apprehensive and looking for possible solutions and sometimes they are scared of the potential penalties.
At our law firm, we do our best to make sure that our clients know their options in a drunk driving case. What works for one person may not work for another. In the immediate aftermath of a DUI arrest, Pennsylvania residents will need to move quickly to begin planning their criminal defense strategy. For more information about how our law firm attempts to help Pennsylvania residents who are facing these circumstances, please visit the drunk driving defense section of our website.