An arrest for driving under the influence can have a huge immediate impact on your life as well as long lasting effects. In Pennsylvania, a DUI requires a mandatory prison sentence and license suspension. Failing to mount an effective defense in the beginning of your case can leave you in the position where you are vulnerable to the elevated penalties.
With your rights defended by our skilled and aggressive legal representation, it may be possible to avoid a DUI conviction or to minimize the negative impact with admission into programs like Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) programs, where community service is recommended rather than jail time.
Clymer, Musser & Sarno, P.C., has provided a solid criminal defense for Central Pennsylvania residents for more than 15 years. Our defense is informed by our experience working as a former prosecutor. Call us immediately to discuss a DUI or other major traffic violations.
Conviction for a first-offense DUI can result in 3 days in prison, and a 1-year license suspension. On top of that are fines, surcharges, and higher car insurance rates.
Penalties multiply for a second DUI, with a potential for 90 days of jail time and loss of driving privileges for 18 months. A third DUI conviction carries a mandatory state prison sentence of 1 to 5 years.
At Clymer, Musser & Sarno, P.C., our lawyers know the law and the full range of possible defenses. We are capable of challenging the evidence in your case or negotiating for the best possible outcome like ARD or even House Arrest in lieu of the mandatory jail time.
Our lawyers will examine the officer’s probable cause for pulling you over, results of breath or blood tests, and conclusions drawn from field sobriety tests or dashboard video. Our goal is to avoid jail and loss of license whenever possible, through motions to dismiss or by taking your case to trial.