House Arrest for Second DUI Charge
Our client found herself charged with her second DUI, which is a first-degree misdemeanor in Pennsylvania. If convicted, she faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days in jail. Our client was worried because she lived in Ohio and would lose her job if she had to spend time in jail in Allegheny County. She turned to our Pittsburgh DUI defense lawyers for help.
We reviewed her case and approached the district attorney to negotiate an outcome that would allow our client to keep her job. We were able to get the district attorney to agree that our client could serve her sentence as a house arrest instead of in an Allegheny County jail. Her sentence was transferred to her home county in Ohio so that wouldn’t lose her employment.
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