Criminal Law DUI First-Time DUI Offenders
Few events in life bring as much fear and uncertainty as a first-time arrest for drunk driving. College students in particular face penalties beyond fines, jail time or the loss of a driver’s license. A permanent criminal record could lead to expulsion from school, the loss of student loans and challenges in career pursuits.
Protecting Your Rights. Preserving Your Driving Privileges
Attorney Melvin Vatz is the Pennsylvania DUI defense expert at the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz. We will attend to every detail in their investigations to counter the aggressive approach by law enforcement. We review the results of blood tests, the accuracy of Breathalyzer or Intoxilyzer machines, and the procedures used in sobriety testing. Probable cause involving the initial stop is a key area that can often be challenged. Any inaccuracies or improperly collected evidence will be brought to the attention of prosecutors.
Options exist to not only minimize the consequences of a first-time drunk driving charge, but also prevent an employer or landlord from seeing a conviction on your criminal record. First-time offenders can have their cases dismissed through the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. Successful completion of the program will result in no criminal record and a shorter driver’s license suspension.
Protecting your constitutional rights is paramount at the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz. Our law firm possesses the skills and savvy to get you through a difficult, if not frightening, process, putting your mind at ease and pursuing the best possible outcome.
The Help You Need From Pittsburgh Attorneys For Your First DUI Arrest
Take immediate action and contact an experienced DUI lawyer to protect your rights. At the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz, our criminal law team provide customized and cost-effective legal advocacy to preserve your driving privileges and your record. Contact us by email or by calling 412-391-3030 for a free initial consultation.