Smart, Strategic Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges In Pennsylvania
Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the most common charges for a crime in Pennsylvania and nationwide. That might make it seem like drunk driving is no big deal. On the contrary, DUI charges are very serious and can have long-lasting consequences.
If you live in the Allentown area and have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both, contact The Law Offices of Everett Cook, P.C., and put a skilled attorney to work defending your rights and freedom. Firm founder Everett Cook brings more than 20 years of legal experience to each case and client. He is as comfortable in the courtroom as he is at the negotiation table, and he will help you seek to efficiently resolve your criminal charges in the manner that best meets your needs and goals.
What’s At Stake With A DUI Conviction?
If breath or blood test reveals that you have a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher, you are considered legally drunk and can be convicted based on test results alone. But even if your BAC is below the legal limit, you may still be charged with and convicted of drunk driving if there is enough supporting evidence to demonstrate dangerous impairment.
In most cases, conviction for a first-offense DUI can result in six months of probation and a fine of $300. Penalties increase significantly for subsequent offenses or if you have an especially high BAC.
The consequences go beyond the sentence you receive, however. People often fail to appreciate how damaging it can be to have any type of conviction on your record. A DUI conviction could make it much harder to pass a background check needed to obtain employment, housing and credit.
A Problem-Solver Who Will Strongly Advocate For You
For all these reasons and more, it is important to understand all your legal options and seek the best available outcome in your case. Mr. Cook will take the time to hear your story, assess the charges and evidence and help you determine next steps. These may include:
- Helping you fight for reduced charges or outright dismissal of the case
- Talking to the police and testifying in court on your behalf
- Challenging the results of field sobriety tests, breathalyzer tests or even the initial justification for the traffic stop
- Helping you avoid unnecessary delays so you can get your life back on track
A DUI charge is serious, but you don’t need to face it alone. When you work with Everett Cook, you’ll have a legal professional advocating for you every step of the way.
Discuss Your Charges With An Experienced Defense Lawyer
The Law Offices of Everett Cook serves clients in Allentown and surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. To discuss your case and learn how an experienced attorney can help you, call 610-673-0907 or reach out online to schedule an initial consultation.