West Chester, PA 19380
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Lee Ciccarelli is the founder and managing partner of Ciccarelli Law Offices with over two decades experience as a practicing attorney.
Joshua Tebay is an experienced attorney and former prosecutor licensed to practice in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Michael E. Houghton brings both passion and enthusiasm to criminal defense through his extensive knowledge and experience.
Timothy Kraeer is a highly experienced traffic attorney who handles related criminal and civil matters across the state.
Since 1992, Ann has been advocating for her clients both in and out of tough courtrooms of Philadelphia, which has cultivated her craft.
David Strenfel is a highly experienced attorney who focuses on trial advocacy, constitutional law, and criminal defense.
Jonathon Luff has successfully represented countless clients and gain freedom for many wrongfully accused individuals.
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Driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime that is taken very seriously by our judicial system. Every year thousands of people are involved in accidents involving drunk drivers. With the constant struggle between law enforcement and drunk drivers, some law enforcement officials can become overeager in attempting to “rid the streets” of drunk drivers. This could lead to police officers failing to follow proper police procedure while making hasty arrests.
Even if the police officer believes you are guilty of a crime, your constitutional rights are still protected. If an officer fails to follow proper procedure, or violates your constitutional rights, an experienced criminal defense attorney can use this to potentially have you case dismissed.
West Chester First DUI Attorney
If you have been charged with your first DUI in Lancaster County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, or Chester County, contact Ciccarelli Law Offices. With offices conveniently located in Radnor, Plymouth Meeting, Kennett Square, West Chester, Lancaster, Philadelphia, King of Prussia, and Malvern, these dedicated defense attorneys serve clients in the greater Philadelphia region who are in need of quality legal representation.
The attorneys at Ciccarelli Law Offices have the knowledge and resources available to rigorously defend you against your DUI charges. Call us today at (610) 719-3200 to set up a consultation to discuss your case and let these West Chester attorneys begin fighting for you freedom.
In Pennsylvania, any individual who has taken drugs or consumed alcohol is considered to be under the influence. Anyone who operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above can be charged with DUI.
It is important to understand that the amount of drinks it takes for an individual to reach a BAC of .08 can differ from person to person. Several factors can influence your BAC, including how quickly you consumed the alcohol, as well as how much food you ate prior to taking your first drink.
The penalties associated with a first DUI in Pennsylvania are based on what your BAC was at the time of your arrest. If your BAC was .09 or below, you will be subjected to up to six months of probation, up to $300 in fines, and the mandatory attendance of an alcohol treatment and alcohol highway safety program.
If your BAC was between .1 and .15, you fill face a driver’s license suspension for up to one year, a fine between $500 and $5,000, along with alcohol highway safety and alcohol treatment programs.
If you had a BAC at or above .16 at the time of your arrest, there is a mandatory jail sentence of a minimum of three days with a maximum of six months.
For individuals who refuse to take a DUI test, there is an automatic license suspension of one year, along with a minimum of 72 hours in jail.
Once charged with a DUI, a conviction is not automatic. Even if you took a chemical test and it showed that your BAC was over the legal limit, there are still defense options available to you.
Your attorney can point out flaws in the testing equipment, or errors made by law enforcement while administering the test. If the arresting officer pulled you over without probable cause, failed to notify you of your Miranda rights, or violated your constitutional rights in any other way, your West Chester DUI defense attorney can use those mistakes to potentially have your charges dropped.
Additionally, Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) may be an option for you for a first DUI offense. Under ARD, you perform community service and go through substance abuse treatment within 60 days of the ARD hearing. You will not spend time in jail, and your record may be expunged upon completion. For DUI offense, you are usually put on a "fast track" program in Chester County.
We will help you find the best solution for your DUI defense.
Ciccarelli Law Offices | Chester County First DUI Lawyer
If you are facing DUI charges, it is important that you take a proactive approach to defending yourself against these charges. Ciccarelli Law Offices provides quality legal representation for individuals who have been arrested for DUI in Willow Street, Newton Square, Coatesville, Norristown, and other cities in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Contact Ciccarelli Law Offices today at (610) 719-3200 to set up a consultation with an experienced West Chester defense lawyer. Your consultation is the first step in developing a defense strategy that could preserve your freedom.