DUI: A Common Criminal Charge
Driving Under the Influence
Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated (DUI/ DWI) is one of the most common crimes charged in Pennsylvania. However, this common charge has serious consequences. Our team has the knowledge and experience you deserve. As former prosecutors our attorneys have handled hundreds of DUI charges.
The process of a DUI criminal charge can be confusing. We can guide you through the process and help you review your options.
A DUI in Lancaster is unique. While the charges may begin at a local judge’s office, they will be transferred to the DUI Central Court. The DUI Central Court will determine the path your case takes, and your options will be limited based on the decisions you make there.
If this is your first charge you may have the unique opportunity to partake in the ARD program. However, if this is a second or third charge your options may be limited.
Consequences for being charged with Driving Under the Influence can include fines, costs, licenses suspension, community service, probation, drug / alcohol treatment, and sometimes jail time.