While driving a motor vehicle is considered a privilege, suddenly having that ability taken away or constrained can significantly impact a person’s professional and personal life. Driver’s license suspension or revocation is just one of the possible consequences associated with a drunk driving charge in Pennsylvania. A DUI could impact the accused in almost every aspect of their life, making it imperative that they consider the defense options available to them to reduce or dismiss the charges against them.
According to recent reports, a 25-year-old man from Slate Belt was arrested and charged with a DUI and other charges. Based on preliminary investigation, police were called to his home shortly after 7 p.m. by a family member that asserted that he left the home in a vehicle after allegedly drinking alcohol.
Soon after, the man was observed making a left turn without signaling, and an officer attempted to pull him over. Authorities claim that he failed to stop for the officer until he reached the driveway of his home. Police told the man to remain in his vehicle; however they reported that he ignored their requests. According to police, they detected the odor of alcohol on his breath during this exchange.
It was alleged that the man then opened the door of his vehicle, ignored the officer telling him to stop and proceeded to enter his home. Reportedly, the man yelled at officers and the family members inside of the home. He then allegedly shoved an officer and put up both fists and verbally asked to fight while resisting arrest. Eventually, an officer had to use a Taser to subdue him. He was then charged with drunk driving, eluding police, resisting arrest and a traffic offense.
A drunk driving charge can evolve into a complex matter. Various charges could result and multiple procedures need to be met by the arresting authorities. Those facing a DUI should understand what these procedures are and how this information could be used in the defense process.
Whether this is your first DUI or not or if you are faced with other charges in conjunction with a DUI, it is important to gain a full perspective of the matter and what criminal defense strategies could aid you. Anyone accused of a crime is entitled to a legal defense, and it is vital to understand what you can do to protect this right and other rights involved in your matter.