Why You Need To Hire A DUI Attorney

Did You Know?

The DUI Law in PA states that a person, may not drive a vehicle if he has drank enough alcohol to render him or her incapable of safely driving the vehicle, or place his BAC above the .08% level.


Punishments for DUI can range from no jail, all the way up to a mandatory minimum of at least one year in state prison.

That’s why you need a DUI attorney.

The legal process that follows a DUI arrest is a daunting experience and one that should not be tried without hiring a DUI attorney. It’s extremely important to contact and employ a DUI attorney early in the process to ensure you get the best result possible.

It may be necessary for your attorney to interview potential witnesses, or compile pictures of the scene in order to formulate the best case defense. Investigations should be conducted while witnesses memories are fresh and evidence, like video and audio, can be preserved. All these things could make a big difference in the outcome of your case.

The Shelton Firm DUI attorneys work hard to get you the best possible result in court. We serve Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, and Lebanon Counties.

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Got A DUI? Now What...

The first step following a DUI arrest is the preliminary arraignment. At an arraignment hearing, a Judge will read the charges against you, and ask you what you intend to plead. You’ll definitely want to consult with a DUI attorney prior to this phase!

How Your Life Is Affected

A preliminary hearing is the first court date that you must attend. It’s so important that you have secured a DUI attorney by this point. Your attorney has the opportunity to speak with opposing counsel and the arresting officer and may have the ability to get some or all of the charges reduced (or even dismissed).

Why You Need A DUI Attorney

It’s imperative that you have a competent DUI attorney to ensure any appropriate pretrial motions are made on your behalf. In addition, when negotiating a plea deal with the prosecution it’s important to have a DUI attorney that has the legal knowledge and skills that can identify and negotiate a successful deal for you.

Save Time, Save Money, & Save Your Sanity!

Every DUI Trial is an extremely methodical and technical proceeding. There are two legal issues prevalent in every DUI Prosecution. First is the stop of the motor vehicle. A vehicle stop can be disputed for a variety of reasons, including that the Police Officer did not have the Probable Cause to stop you for a motor vehicle violation. The Second legal issue in every DUI stop is whether the Blood or Breathalyzer test was conducted according to the standards set by the state. Several issues can invalidate the results of the blood/ breath test and can lead to the dismissal of the DUI charges. Call The Shelton Firm’s DUI attorney today at 717-823-0899.