Driving While Suspended on DUI DismissedJul 03 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, DUI
A man in his mid-50s was recently charged with driving while suspended for a DUI. This charge is a summary offense with a mandatory 60-day jail sentence and an additional one-year driver’s license suspension for a first-time offense. He had been suspended for a DUI more than eight years ago, but never restored his license. As a result, any additional driver’s license suspensions he received were considered to be DUI-related, even though his DUI suspension had expired years ago. He was cited by police when he was driving to get his wife’s medicine. As a retiree providing care for his wife, a recovering cancer patient, he was extremely worried about jail time and an additional driver’s license suspension that would prevent him from caring for her.
He hired Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Mike Worgul to handle his case in Pittsburgh Municipal Court. He attended two court dates on the client’s behalf, and was able to negotiate with the officer and PennDOT to help the client move on from this. We were able to help our client take the necessary steps to restore his license. Once our client recovered his driver’s license, the police officer agreed to dismiss the charge. Our client now has his license back, no longer needs to worry about being pulled over, and can care for his wife without the stress of potential jail time or suspension.
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