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Defending Your Rights After A DUI Charge

In Pennsylvania, being arrested and charged with a DUI crime does not mean you were only under the influence of alcohol. You may also face a DUI charge if law enforcement believes you were under the influence of a controlled substance. At the Law Office of Kelvin L. Morris, I am more than prepared to handle your case. As an award-winning attorney, I have represented countless clients throughout Pennsylvania.

Available To You When You Need It Most

When it comes to these cases, many people don’t understand how they work. All you ever really see is people participating in a series of tests. While it is common to do a blood or breath test for the presence of alcohol, very few tests are conclusive when it comes to drugs. For example, a blood test may show that you have a drug in your system, but that drug may have been prescribed by a physician. Remember though, if the drug can impair your driving ability, you can still be facing a DUI charge.

If convicted of these charges, the penalties are as follows:

  • First offense with a BAC of .08 – .99: a maximum of six months in jail
  • Second offense with a BAC of .10 – .159: 12-month license suspension, 30 days in a program and a mandatory of two days in jail, with a maximum of up to six months behind bars
  • Third offense with a BAC of .16 and up: 12-month license suspension, 60 days in a program and a mandatory of three days in jail, with a maximum of up to six months

“Your emergency is my priority” is a motto that I live by. I realize that the legal system doesn’t come to a halt at 5 p.m. Oftentimes, with DUI charges, they occur outside of business hours. I am not an attorney who will wait and call you back the next day. I’m there for you when you need me, ready to defend your rights and protect your future. I go over every claim with a fine-tooth comb in order to make sure nothing is missed. In these cases, make sure you have a strong advocate by your side.

Call My Office Immediately To Learn About Your Options

Whether you have taken a breath test or you are facing a DUI charge for drugs, you should contact the Law Office of Kelvin L. Morris immediately. The sooner I can intervene, the better your chances are for a positive outcome. Let a seasoned criminal defense lawyer help you. Call my office in Allison Park as quickly as possible at 412-385-3553 to schedule a free consultation.