The Law Offices of

Griffith, Lerman, Lutz & Scheib
110 South Northern Way, York, PA 17402 717-757-7602

D.U.I.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

We have been providing legal services to people charged with Driving under the Influence of alcohol or other substances for in excess of 15 years.  We have learned it is critical to consult with a highly knowledgeable attorney since the penalties for driving under the influence have become more severe.

Consequences of a DUI Conviction

The penalties for DUI / DAI / DWI convictions vary according to many factors, depending on the blood-alcohol level, the number of prior DUI convictions, the age of the accused (in the case of underage drinking), and the status of the driver's license at the time of the arrest. Penalties for a conviction for drunk driving or refusal to take a breath test in Pennsylvania can include a combination of:

•           Suspension of driver's license

•           Revocation of driver's license

•           Fines

•           Jail time

•           CRN evaluation of your drug and alcohol use

•           Mandatory alcohol education programs

•           Criminal record

The firm’s skilled criminal defense lawyers are well versed in negotiating alternatives to prison and reduced charges.  Analyzing the arrest and ensuring that the arresting police officer had reasonable suspicion to initiate the traffic stop is one of the most important facets of defending a DUI charge. 

Alternatives to imprisonment include alternative housing, home detention with monitoring bracelets, diversionary programs such as the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition sometimes referred to as ARD and work release.

Our criminal defense lawyers also offer legal assistance in other types of traffic violations involving the following:

•           License suspension

•           Speeding tickets

•           Reckless driving

•           Commercial overweight violations

•           Driving on a suspended or revoked license

•           Hit and run homicide by vehicle

If you are a professional driver, you know that your commercial driver’s license (CDL) is a critical part of your employ and we can assist you in protecting your privilege to continue to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.