Our Pittsburgh DUI attorney at The Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson provides a skilled and vigorous defense to people charged with drunk driving (DUI / DWI / DAI), or driving under the influence. If you have been charged with DUI / DWI / DAI in Pennsylvania, it is critical to consult with a highly knowledgeable DUI lawyer. The penalties for DUI / DWI / DAI have become more severe. But there are still alternatives. It is important to know your rights! Gary is also a well known traffic violations lawyer in Allegheny County.
Our criminal defense attorney has significant experience defending people against DUI charges in all counties in western Pennsylvania. Because each county has some flexibility in how it enforces the state’s drunk-driving laws, having an attorney experienced in the operations of the county in which you’ve been charged is important. We are familiar with the court systems in Allegheny County, Butler County, Beaver County, Lawrence County, Westmoreland County, Armstrong County, Indiana County, Crawford County, Mercer County, Erie County, McKean County, Somerset County, Fayette County, Greene County, and Washington County.
The consequences of DUI / DAI / DWI convictions depend on various factors, including the suspect’s blood-alcohol level (BAC), prior convictions, the suspect’s age, and the suspect’s license status at the time of apprehension. Even minimal charges can lead to massive fines, but most officers will attempt to combine as many charges as possible against a suspect upon arrest. The combination of charges you may be looking to face if you are convicted for drunk driving or if you are arrested after you refuse to take a Breathalyzer test in Pennsylvania will likely include:
Our DUI defense lawyer is skilled at negotiating alternatives to jail and reduced charges. Some alternatives to jail include alternative housing, work release, home detention with monitoring bracelets, and diversionary programs (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition or “ARD”) for first-time DUI offenders.
We routinely analyze drunk-driving arrests, ensuring that officers had reasonable suspicion to initiate the traffic stop. If we find that the police did not have reasonable suspicion, our criminal defense attorney can file a motion to suppress the evidence, which may result in the dismissal of the DUI (drunk driving) charges. When applicable, we also help an individual obtain an expungement of their record, and take the time to explain thoroughly how this can be accomplished.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Pittsburgh, the criminal justice system can seem like an endless maze with only harsh punishments waiting for you at the end of it. You are likely feeling helpless at the prospect that your hard work to build a successful life is crashing down around you.
You don’t have to feel that way any longer.
Throughout Western Pennsylvania, the dedicated, aggressive criminal defense law firm that aggressively protects your rights against drunk driving charges is the Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson.
Attorney Gary E. Gerson has been highly successful defending people arrested for DUI, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, since 1991.
Whether this is your first drunk driving arrest and your blood alcohol content (BAC) was relatively low, or if you are facing charges of felony DUI and being accused of injuring or killing someone while driving under the influence of alcohol, attorney Gerson will treat you and your case with the utmost priority. Even if you are the parent of an underage individual who has been arrested for drinking and driving, attorney Gerson will fight to ensure your son or daughter is able to learn from his or her mistake without the charges haunting him or her on his or her permanent record for years to come.
A DUI in Pennsylvania is a serious criminal traffic offense that may result in life-changing consequences including: incarceration, extensive fines, and a suspension or revocation of driving privilege that often results in a loss of employment. But Mr. Gerson can identify whether an illegal arrest has occurred. Based on his experience, he can determine whether what police mistakenly believe is drunk driving is actually erratic driving caused by bad weather, hazardous road conditions, vehicle malfunction, and other factors. Often speed timing devices or breath testing equipment have a history of malfunction, or a lack of required service and calibration that result in a flawed speed or blood alcohol test result. Attorney Gerson will investigate every potential source of evidence to provide the best opportunity to maintain your innocence and put this crisis behind you.
You can trust your freedom and future to a defense lawyer as connected as Mr. Gerson. The rapport he has built with police, prosecutors, and judges throughout the counties of Western Pennsylvania over the past 25-plus years speaks for itself. His past performances at trial, in front of demanding judges and juries, are his most valuable assets as a negotiator of your case’s outcome.
Have you been arrested for drunk driving, refusing a breath test or vehicular homicide in Western Pennsylvania? By hiring an experienced and effective DUI defense lawyer such as Gary Gerson, you will give yourself the best opportunity to achieve your goals and move forward with your life. Your initial consultation is free of charge. Call our Pittsburgh law offices now at 412-944-2036 or toll free at 866-304-3277. We also welcome email inquiries by clicking here to be directed to our Contact page.