A DUI Can Derail Your Life
Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is a big deal. Facing potential jail sentences and a license suspension is a huge deal and likely one of the most fearful and potentially life-altering events in your life. You need an attorney who understands your stress and how to help alleviate it: you need McCormick & Vilushis LLC.
An Experienced Lawyer Is An Asset To Your Case
Fighting a DUI or DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) is not straightforward. There are many avenues that your lawyer must evaluate when designing a defense strategy. For instance, did:
- The officer have a reasonable suspicion or probable cause to stop your vehicle?
- The officer go over the proper warnings before they requested your blood or breath?
- You receive an accurate or properly calibrated Breathalyzer?
- You receive a test given within two hours of you having been in “active physical control” of the movement of the vehicle?
- The officer take a video of the incident that matches with what they are alleging?
An experienced attorney can help you explore these avenues and more when evaluating your case. At McCormick & Vilushis LLC, we have extensive experience combating the findings of law enforcement witnesses such as drug recognition experts (DREs).
Exploring Alternative Avenues To Resolution
Pennsylvania has a unique program called Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD). All counties in the state are required to have an ARD program in place for individuals with no criminal record (or a very limited criminal record) who have been charged with a relatively minor, nonviolent offense(s). The program is designed to encourage offenders to make a fresh start after participation in a rehabilitative program and offers them the possibility of a clean criminal record if they successfully complete the program.
Under ARD, if you meet certain qualifications, your case will be placed on hold for a period of time, and if you continue to meet those requirements, your case will potentially be dismissed completely and expunged from your criminal record.