What should I do if I am charged with a DUI?
- If charged with DUI, you should make plans to attend your preliminary hearing and contact our office to speak with an experienced DUI attorney in
Doylestown, Newtown, Bucks County and Montgomery County at once. An experienced DUI lawyer is your best friend.
What are Field Sobriety Tests?
- These are tests that help an officer evaluate your general impairment at the scene of the DUI stop in Doylestown, Newtown, Bucks County and Montgomery County. They consist of walking in a straight line, standing on one foot, checking the movement of your eyes and a breath test.
What is “BAC?”
- “BAC” is short for Blood Alcohol Content which is the standard measurement of how much alcohol is in your blood at any given time.
What happens if I refuse a Breathalyzer test?
Refusing chemical testing, whether by breath, blood or urine will result in the suspension of your driver’s license for one year in the state of Pennsylvania whether you are convicted of a DUI or not. It is the officer’s duty to make you aware of the license suspension if you refuse the test.
What is “Implied Consent?”
- Implied consent means you gave implied permission to submit to a test of your blood alcohol level, and it does not require direct, express, or explicit words of agreement.
What is “ARD?”
- If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance for first-time offenders in Pennsylvania, the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program may be an option for you. Designed to get you the help you need quickly ARD focuses on providing rehabilitation through alcohol education courses and treatment. Your license will be suspended, but generally for a shorter period than is required if you have been convicted of DUI, and you may also be required to perform community service
What is an Ignition Interlock Device?
- An ignition interlock device (IID) is similar to a Breathalyzer, is connected to the vehicle dashboard or other location inside the vehicle and requires that the driver breathe into the device prior to starting the vehicle. If the IID detects the blood alcohol concentration of the driver to be above the programmed limit in the ignition interlock device, then the engine of the vehicle will not start.