Your Legal Rights Relating to DUIs in Pennsylvania

Your Legal Rights Relating to DUIs in Pennsylvania

Scartelli Olszewski P.C.
Scartelli Olszewski P.C.

Being charged with a DUI can be an overwhelming experience, but understanding your legal rights is crucial. In this video, Scartelli & Olszewski P.C., personal injury and criminal defense attorneys in Pennsylvania, explain your legal rights relating to DUIs. From the legal process to potential defenses, this guide will help you navigate the complexities of DUI charges and protect your rights.

By the end of the video, viewers will have a clear understanding of their legal rights relating to DUIs in Pennsylvania and the steps they can take to protect those rights.

Contact a Pennsylvania DUI Defense Attorney

If you’ve been charged with a DUI in Pennsylvania, contact Scartelli & Olszewski P.C. at 570-681-2203 for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights and provide the legal defense you need to protect your future.

DUI Defense FAQ

  • What is the legal BAC limit for DUI in Pennsylvania? The legal BAC limit is 0.08% for most drivers, 0.04% for commercial drivers, and 0.02% for drivers under 21.
  • What are the penalties for a first-time DUI conviction in Pennsylvania? Penalties can include fines, license suspension, mandatory alcohol education programs, and possible jail time, with enhanced penalties for aggravated offenses.
  • Do I have the right to refuse a field sobriety test during a DUI stop? Yes, you have the right to refuse field sobriety tests, but refusing a chemical test (breath, blood, or urine) can result in automatic license suspension under implied consent laws.
  • How can DUI evidence be challenged in court? DUI evidence can be challenged by questioning the accuracy of tests, examining the legality of the traffic stop, and identifying procedural errors made by law enforcement.
  • Why is it important to hire a DUI attorney? An experienced DUI attorney can navigate the legal system, build a strong defense, and work toward the best possible outcome for your case.