Beaver County DUI Defense Lawyers
Hopewll DUI Defense Attorneys Serving Individuals in Beaver County
Charges of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs are much more serious than other traffic violations. Under Pennsylvania law, DUI is a misdemeanor crime. In the best cases, conviction results in a fine, up to six months of probation, and mandatory attendance at highway safety school and alcohol and drug treatment. For repeat convictions, offenders can also face up to 18 months of license suspension, ignition interlock requirements and up to five years in jail.
Anyone charged with DUI needs lawyers in Beaver County with extensive experience refuting the evidence to effectively defend against these serious charges. The Beaver County DUI defense attorneys at the law firm of McMillen Urick Tocci & Jones have the skills required to help protect your rights.
Blood Alcohol Testing Requirements in Pennsylvania
Field sobriety tests require you to perform certain physical actions, such as walking a straight line, balancing on one foot or touching your nose with your eyes closed. The law does not require you to agree to take these tests. In fact, many sober people lack the coordination to successfully perform the tests, so you can politely refuse to take them even if police try to convince you the tests can help your case.
Blood alcohol content (BAC) tests conducted on the road most frequently involve the use of a Breathalyzer or other tests. Pennsylvania implied consent law requires you to agree to the test or face immediate license suspension for refusal, separate from the consequences of any DUI charges that may be brought against you.
Our Beaver County DUI Defense Lawyers Can Often Refute BAC Test Results
If tests reveal a BAC above the legal limit of .08, you may believe you face automatic conviction on the charges against you. But each DUI defense attorney at McMillen Urick Tocci & Jones in Beaver County employs many techniques to get the evidence thrown out or refute its accuracy in court. We look at equipment maintenance records to identify calibration issues, examine police officer history to raise questions about experience and find other issues about the arrest to help defend you against the charges.
Contact an Experienced Beaver County DUI Defense Attorney
If you face DUI charges, you need the support of a Beaver County criminal attorney with experience presenting effective defense cases in Beaver County courts. Contact a DUI defense lawyer at the law firm of McMillen Urick Tocci & Jones in Beaver County for the skilled representation you need.