Helping Countless Clients With Repeat And Felony DUI
The first time you got arrested and charged with a DUI in Delaware County, you told yourself this will never happen again. But now you are facing it again — this time with possibly higher penalties including fines, jail time and loss of driving privileges. It can be a hopeless feeling, trying to figure it out alone.
At The Law Offices of Kevin M. O'Neill, LLC, I am a lawyer who will stand by your side to fight the charges against you thoroughly and vigorously. Every detail matters in a criminal defense case, and the fact that I am skilled at knowing what the other side will argue against you gives us the advantage of building the best defense. With my thorough approach, I can tell you exactly what you can anticipate, and I will never leave you in the dark.
Standing Up For You Against The Harshest Penalties
The penalties for repeat DUI charges in Pennsylvania can include:
- Driver’s license suspension for one year to 18 months
- Up to five years in prison
- Fines up to $10,000
- Alcohol and drug treatment
- Possible requirement of an ignition interlock device
- Attendance of Alcohol Highway Safety School
The penalties depend on your blood alcohol content, or BAC, and the number of prior DUI convictions you have.
Depending on your BAC and prior convictions, your current DUI charges could be at the misdemeanor level. Having an attorney to fight the charges is more important as a misdemeanor conviction could have long-term impacts on your future, aside from the immediate penalties.
I am also skilled at successfully defending felony DUI charges in Delaware County. A person who is driving under the influence and gets into a car crash in which anyone is injured could be charged with a felony-level DUI. Additionally, if anyone other than the intoxicated driver dies in the crash, Pennsylvania law classifies that as the most severe felony DUI charge.