Allegations of drunk driving can drastically impact your life if you’re unprepared to defend yourself. A DUI conviction may lead to the imposition of serious penalties that include license suspension or revocation, which, in turn, can affect your ability to get to work. A conviction can also lead to fines that can rock your financial stability, and a jail or prison sentence can rip your freedom away from you.
If you’re facing DUI charges, you might feel hopeless given the evidence that’s stacked against you. However, you shouldn’t let the evidence levied against you deter you from assessing and aggressively pursuing your criminal defense options. Oftentimes errors are made in the administration of breathalyzer and field sobriety tests, which may render evidence inadmissible. Therefore, in some instances a prosecutor may be barred from using the most damning evidence against an accused drunk driver.
Even when evidence against you is admissible, you might be able to craftily negotiate a plea deal that allows you to avoid the harshest penalties. Although such an agreement isn’t the ideal, it is certainly better than being forced to endure penalties to the fullest extent under the law. However, prosecutors aren’t just going to rollover during settlement negotiations, so you’ll need to make sure you know how to highlight the prosecution’s weaknesses and defense’s strengths, and the disadvantages of both sides going to trial.
To mount a successful DUI defense, you’ll need a strong understanding of the law an how to utilize it to your advantage. Many Pennsylvanians who face drunk driving charges decide to turn to competent criminal defense attorneys for assistance. At the Marinaro Law Firm, we take pride in our track record of success securing favorable results for our clients. Those who want to learn more about our firm and our approach to criminal defense can continue to browse our website.