DUI Defense Approaches

Anyone charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania must confront life-changing penalties and many pivotal choices. Will you hire a private attorney, accept a public defender or go it alone? Should you fight the case through trial or plead guilty and try to minimize the impact?

One of the most destructive misconceptions about DUI defense is that the outcome will be much the same regardless of the lawyer you choose. The truth is that some attorneys work harder than others to unearth facts that might produce a dismissal or acquittal. Some will devote far more time to speaking directly with you, to fully understand your obligations and priorities.

Should We Fight Or Plead?

I am Dan Hanifin, an attorney dedicated to learning who you are and working every aspect of your DUI case. I help my clients set realistic expectations and find the approaches that make the most sense. There is no one optimal method for fighting a DUI, no magic guide on "how to beat a DUI," and no single negotiating strategy right for every accused offender.

The factors we must weigh are too numerous to list. Some of the biggest include your criminal and driving record, your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) as reported by the police, and whether an accident occurred or other aggravating factors apply. Key considerations for you may include:

  • I know Pennsylvania DUI laws in-depth - as they pertain to both drunk driving and driving under the influence of drugs. If your constitutional rights were violated through an improper traffic stop, arresting officers did not follow proper procedures or other mistakes occurred, I know exactly what to do with those facts.
  • If you are a first-time offender, you may be eligible for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) with the district attorney's approval, enabling you to avoid a conviction and jail time if you meet all program conditions.
  • If it is in your best interest to proactively enter treatment or take other steps prior to adjudication of your case, I will assist you with those decisions as well.

Call 610-400-8830 Now For A Lawyer Who Will Prioritize Your Case And Work With You Personally

Simply stated, facing a DUI charge without a lawyer you trust could be a mistake you regret for the rest of your life. Call the Law Offices of Daniel M. Hanifin in West Chester or reach out to me online right now.