DUI/Drunk Driving Laws Are Stricter Now More Than Ever
Pennsylvania drunk driving laws are stricter than they have ever been. The legal limit was lowered to .08 percent in 2004, and the penalties for conviction were increased for higher blood alcohol levels. The laws have also been made more complex. To make your way through this new system, you need an experienced guide. Heather J. Mattes has been prosecuting and defending DUI cases in Pennsylvania for many years and has a thorough understanding of the law.
Protect Your Rights
A reading on a Breathalyzer test above .08 does not mean an automatic conviction. Numerous defenses may be raised regarding the initial stop, including:
- The police may not have had probable cause to stop you.
- The field tests may have been improperly administered.
- The Breathalyzer may have been faulty.
- Another procedural error may have been made during the stop.
Many factors can affect the outcome of a drunk driving charge. West Chester criminal defense attorney Heather J. Mattes will conduct a full investigation into your situation and provide you with a realistic evaluation of your case. She knows the right questions to ask to ensure that your rights are protected.
Act Now To Minimize DUI Consequences
A DUI charge can have severe consequences on your driver’s license, particularly for commercial drivers. The clock will start running nearly immediately and the deadline for response is very short. It is important that you contact experienced DUI defense lawyer Heather J. Mattes as soon as possible. She also assists clients facing criminal drug charges.
There Are Alternative Sentencing Options
You do not have to accept the standard sentencing for drunk driving charges. There may be alternatives to traditional sentencing available to you. In Pennsylvania, there is the Accelerated Rehabilitated Disposition diversionary program for first-time drunk driving offenders, which allows individuals to follow a probationary program in exchange for the dismissal of the drunk driving charges. With over 30 years of criminal law experience, attorney Mattes can explain your charges and all of your options.
Call For A Free Initial Consultation With A Philadelphia DUI Defense Lawyer
If you are facing drunk driving charges, get legal help immediately. Call Heather J. Mattes, a West Chester suspended license defense lawyer, at 610-431-7900 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online to reach the firm. Evening and weekend hours are available by appointment.