Defending People Accused of DUI in Philadelphia
Conviction for DUI in Pennsylvania can result in a fine, the loss of your driver’s license, sharply higher insurance premiums and a possible jail sentence. With the stakes so high, you need an experienced and dedicated lawyer on your side.
Philadelphia DUI Lawyer
At Applebaum & Associates, we aggressively defend people accused of drunk driving throughout the Philadelphia area. When representing our clients, we work hard to obtain a dismissal of the charge or reduction to a non alcohol driving offense whenever possible. Even if you blew over .08, we may still be able to overcome the charge. Factors such as the following could produce a positive outcome for you:
- Lack of reasonable suspicion for the police to stop you
- Failure of the officer to properly conduct field sobriety tests
- Procedural mistakes at the police station or field unit
- Inadmissible breath test results
There are many more factual and legal issues that could enable you to overcome the charge. If a means to win your case exists, we will find it.
You Face Two Legal Hurdles
A DUI arrest sets two legal proceedings in motion: a criminal case and an administrative proceeding that could result in the suspension of your driver’s license. Applebaum & Associates will provide results-oriented representation in both proceedings. In court, we will work hard to safeguard your rights and freedom. In the statutory appeals hearing, our Philadelphia DUI lawyers will try to prevent the suspension of your driver’s license or obtain an occupational limited license.
First-Time DUI Offenders Philadelphia
First-time DUI offenders may be able to obtain an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD). This can enable the offender to avoid jail time, license suspension and a criminal record, provided that he or she completes the terms of the program. If you are eligible, we will work with the court, seeking to obtain an ARD for you.
Contact a Seasoned DUI Lawyer Philadelphia
For a free initial phone consultation about a DUI case in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, contact Applebaum & Associates. Our Philadelphia office is located on South Broad Street just south of City Hall.