DUI Lawyer – Charged With DUI? We Can Help
Douglas P. Earl, Esquire has been defending people against Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges for over 28 years. He takes your case very seriously. There have been recent changes in the law especially with respect to blood and breathalyzer tests. In Pennsylvania, a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a very serious offense. Your freedom is at risk if you’ve been charged with a DUI/DWI. You need an experienced attorney on your side that has the specific knowledge needed to navigate a DUI case and the complex laws surrounding it. You can refer to the Pennsylvania DUI Grading And Sentencing Chart to see exactly what you could be facing if convicted.
Call Mr. Earl right away at (215) 627-5970 if you have been charged with a DUI. Experience matters. Douglas P. Earl, Esquire has been defending people arrested for DUI for 28 years. During your free evaluation, he will give you his honest opinion of your specific situation. He is available for emergency consultations 24 hours per day. There have been important changes in laws regarding Driving Under the Influence. Recently there was a United States Supreme Court decision regarding blood and breathalyzer testing. Mr. Earl knows how to challenge violations of your rights.
Douglas P. Earl, Esquire knows how to challenge in court police stops of your vehicle. Police motor vehicle stops take a variety of forms. What if you pulled over to the side of the road to rest and the officer arrests you anyway because even though your car was parked you were behind the wheel resting?
As your DUI lawyer, Mr. Earl may be able to save you from prison even though it may be your 3rd, 4th or 5th DUI.
He will be by your side, every step of the way. He will make sure you understand what is happening during every step, and the possible consequence that comes with it. He explores every fine detail of your case, to formulate a workable DUI defense strategy. This helps minimize the consequences and protect your driving privileges to keep you on the road.
If this is your first DUI charge, you may request to be enrolled into the ARD program. ARD stands for “Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition.” ARD allows defendants to greatly reduce both the direct and collateral consequences for DUI. Those who successfully complete the ARD program avoid jail time, and have much shorter diver’s license suspensions. Most importantly, when a defendant successfully completes the ARD program, your attorney can file a motion for dismissal of the charges and expungement of arrest record. In the modern world, most companies perform criminal background checks prior to hiring.
What if the District Attorney’s Office rejects your participation in the ARD program because you had a suspended license or there was an accident what then? Douglas P. Earl, Esquire knows how to deal with this.
As your DUI lawyer in Philadelphia, Mr. Earl fights to keep you out of jail.
Mr. Earl has a very impressive success rate as a DUI lawyer, in handling DUI/DWI defenses. In fact, he has a 90% success rate in getting tickets dismissed or reduced to a no-point violation.
Sometimes, the prosecution is simply not willing to play fair and face the facts. Mr. Earl is willing to take your case to the next level and explore every opportunity to defend your rights.
Douglas P. Earl, Esquire wins case in which the police arrested his client and seized blood from him. The Toxicology Report showed the presence of drugs, specifically marijuana in the blood of client at the time of his DUI arrest. Police Officer testified that client had blurred speech and watery eyes. Police Officer stated that in his opinion, Mr. Earl’s client was driving a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance.
Police need a warrant to seize blood in DUI cases. The U.S. Supreme Court placed new limits on state laws that make it a crime for motorists suspected of drunken driving to refuse alcohol tests. Supreme Court ruled that police must obtain a search warrant before requiring drivers to take blood alcohol tests, but not breath tests.
Motorists in Pennsylvania have face a stark choice when arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Either submit to a blood test that will help police prove whether you are intoxicated, or else have the book thrown at you for refusing.
Judgment of acquittal was granted. There was a successful defense. The drug test results were challenged and never admitted at the trial.
Contact Mr. Earl at (215) 627-5970 for a free, honest evaluation of your case. You simply can’t afford to wait another day! Your freedom is at risk.