Charged with a DUI? Why You Should Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer

DUI in Pennsylvania Being charged with Driving Under the Influence is serious business. Though in the past, people would feel free to drink as much as they wanted and get behind the wheel, in the 1980s an organization called MADD was founded by the mother of a child killed by a drunk driver. That organization’s actions led to the establishment of harsh penalties for those who are convicted of drinking and driving. As a result, those who have been charged with a DUI have found themselves facing the possibility of stiff penalties, heavy fines, and even jail time if they are found guilty. If you have been charged with a DUI, the most powerful tool available to you is a strong defense that provided by an experienced, knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer. The law firm of Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law has a record of successfully defending those who have been charged with a DUI. We work hard to get charges dropped or reduced, helping our clients get to the best resolution available.

There are a number of very good reasons why you should contact a criminal defense lawyer after having been charged with a DUI. An attorney will be able to meet with you, analyze the details of your case, and give you an educated opinion as to what your best strategy is. Even if you are going to choose to represent yourself, an attorney can tell you whether there are factors that you need to pay closer attention to, or whether you are underestimating the strength of the state’s case against you.

There are some situations where you may believe that your best and only option is to plead guilty. These include when the charges against you include irrefutable evidence that you were drunk or a high blood alcohol concentration. Yet even in circumstances like these, there is a chance that an experienced attorney may be able to contest the evidence against you, or even the basis for the charging officer to have pulled you over. An experienced DUI lawyer from Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law can question the technical accuracy of the BAC results, the abilities of the person who was conducting the test, whether the officer made a mistake in their process of pulling you over and making the initial charge, and more.

A person who has been charged with a DUI in Pennsylvania will get tremendous benefit from having the details of their case closely reviewed by an experienced criminal defense attorney who can provide advice, guidance, and legal representation. At the law firm of Erik B. Jensen Attorneys at Law, we will answer all of your questions and ask questions of our own in order to make sure that we have a full understanding of your situation. We’ll provide you with our assessment of your situation and a passionate defense of your rights designed to get the charges against you dropped or diminished. Contact us today to set up an appointment.