Negotiating Alternative Penalties for First-Time DUI Offenders
For more than 30 years, we have vigorously protected criminal defendants' rights. We are tough negotiators who have a thorough understanding of Southeastern Pennsylvania's court system. Our extensive experience trying hundreds of criminal cases helps us effectively negotiate alternative sentences for many DUI offenders.
If you have been charged with a DUI, you need an experienced attorney. Pennsylvania seeks tough penalties for individuals convicted of driving under the influence. Contact us today — we offer an initial consultations and are conveniently located near the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Alternative Solutions for First-Time Offenders
At Solomon, Berschler, Campbell & Thomas, P.C. , we are aggressive criminal defense attorneys who fight hard for the best resolutions possible for our clients. If you have been charged with a DUI, you need a knowledgeable attorney.
The criminal justice system is bureaucratic, but we have a firm understanding of the law. Our attorneys carefully investigate every case to determine if police officers made any mistakes when conducting traffic stops.
We are committed to protecting your rights and your future. If you are a first-time DUI offender, we will work hard to help you get into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. An alternative to trial, this intervention program is available to nonviolent offenders with no criminal record. This is a treatment opportunity, allowing you to serving your sentence outside of jail.
What is Pennsylvania's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program?
The Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program is a unique opportunity, and one simple mistake could affect your chances of getting into it. We have a strong background helping clients get into the ARD program and will clearly explain to the district attorney why you would benefit. The program offers many advantages, including:
- Resolution of your DUI charge through the program is not considered a conviction
- You avoid jail time by performing community service
- Your driver's license is suspended for less time than if you were convicted of a DUI
- You participate in safe driving classes and possibly an alcohol awareness program
If you participate in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program for 12 months, you will be able to complete your probation with no criminal conviction. Our lawyers may also be able to expunge the arrest from your record, so you have a clean slate.
Contact Us for Aggressive Representation
We are criminal defense attorneys dedicated to protecting your future and keeping you out of jail. Our law firm is conveniently located near the Montgomery County Courthouse. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.