College Student Avoids DUI Conviction In TarentumNov 21 2016 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, DUI
In Tarentum, PA a college student found himself in a significant legal trouble after police pulled him over and charged him with DUI after a blood test showed he was over the legal limit to drive. With no prior criminal history, the man was very nervous about the possible ramifications of a DUI conviction. So to understand the charge against him and the penalties that he was facing, the man reached out to our DUI lawyers based on their extensive experience dealing with Pennsylvania DUI cases.
The skilled DUI lawyer Matthew Ness consulted with his client and thoroughly explained the DUI process and the possible outcomes, which included an 18-month license suspension, four days in jail, and a term of probation. Attorney Ness utilized his significant understanding of the current trends in DUI law and police procedure to craft the strongest possible defense. Attorney Ness met with the prosecution and highlighted a recent Supreme Court decision that stated blood tests were not in fact allowed without a warrant under the implied consent law. This led to aggressive negotiations with the prosecution and considering his argument, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charge to general impairment and failure to operate a vehicle safely. As such, the client agreed to participate in the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) program, which included a reduced probationary period and significantly less in fines, but he would be safe from any driver license suspension or any other fallout from a DUI conviction.
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