Pennsylvania DUI – Second or Multiple Offenses
DUI Second Offense, 3rd Offense & Subsequent Offenses
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE CHARGED WITH A SECOND, THIRD OR SUBSEQUENT DUI OFFENSE?
The “free pass” first-time offender’s program (ARD) that many of you completed after your first DUI arrest is most likely no longer an option. A second, third or subsequent DUI arrest and conviction can, and will, have a devastating effect on numerous aspects of your life.
Regardless of your BAC, a conviction will result in a mandatory period of imprisonment. Justice may seem unobtainable to you, especially if you failed a field sobriety test.
Clients often ask if there is any hope that their case can be won. After all, the police have evidence, you have already been arrested—it seems futile. Nothing could be further from the truth.
At Justin Ketchel Law, our greatest strength lies in critically analyzing and dissecting the details of a police officer’s report looking for weaknesses, neutralizing the police officer’s testimony and questioning the testimony of any experts in regards to blood or breath testing.
We use our own experts to show why the blood or breath test reading was not accurate and we use the applicable case law to seek a full dismissal of your case when you were stopped without reasonable suspicion or arrested without probable cause.
Justin Ketchel is an experienced Pittsburgh DUI Attorney who will tirelessly work to mount a successful defense to prevent the suspension of your license and keep you out of jail.
Don’t delay in contacting us for a free legal consultation. Call us now at 412-456-1221. Remember, the prosecutor’s case has already started before you even have an opportunity to begin your defense.
CONSEQUENCES/PENALTIES OF MULTIPLE DUI’S
If you are convicted of a second, third or subsequent offense in PA, you will be facing substantial penalties which could include:
- FIRST DEGREE misdemeanor conviction
- Mandatory prison time, 1 YEAR
- License suspension, 18 MONTHS
- Fines, up to $10,000
- MANDATORY 1-year Ignition Interlock
- SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER insurance premiums
- Inability to OBTAIN INSURANCE COVERAGE
For these reasons alone, you must have an experienced and aggressive criminal defense trial attorney available to prepare a rigorous defense of any, and all, charges. You are facing serious charges—at this level, the stakes are much higher.
DON’T WAIT—CALL JUSTIN KETCHEL NOW AT 412-456-1221 for a free consultation.
Justin’s extensive experience as a former public defender, and a criminal defense attorney in private practice, gives him a distinct advantage when handing DUI cases. His number one goal: HAVING YOUR CHARGES DISMISSED.
We will do everything we can to minimize your expenses. You are never charged for phone calls or emails and your initial consultation is always free. We understand what you are going through and will tirelessly fight on your behalf to ensure that your arrest has a minimal impact on every aspect of your life.
CALL THE LAW OFFICES OF JUSTIN J. KETCHEL AT 412-456-1221 for a free legal consultation. We take your case seriously and are committed to providing quality legal advice.