Getting pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving is a very frightening experience. Whether intoxicated or not, drivers are typically nervous and unable to act like themselves when they know their every move is being monitored by a police officer.
At the law firm of Herr & Low, P.C., we are DUI defense lawyers who are experienced at defending individuals who have been charged with drunk driving in Pennsylvania. If you are facing charges, please contact our law offices to speak to an experienced attorney. In addition, read the information below to learn about drunk driving arrests.
What To Do If You Are Arrested For Drunk Driving:
- Cooperate with the police officer: Do not be combative with the police officer. It is up to your lawyer — after your DUI arrest — to determine if the police followed proper protocol. Attempting to outsmart or outwit law enforcement is simply not a smart choice.
- Submit to breath or blood tests: Refusing to take a breath or blood test results in the automatic suspension of your license for one year. Even if you believe you will fail a sobriety test, it is important to take one if requested. Failing a test does not make you guilty of drunk driving. There may be solid defense options available upon further examination of your case. Additionally, it is considered a refusal if you say you have to talk to your lawyer before submitting to a sobriety test.
- Call a DUI and driver’s license issues attorney: Speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible following your DUI arrest. We can help you identify defense options for potentially avoiding a DUI conviction or minimizing the penalties associated with a DUI conviction.
Implied Consent Laws And Breath And Blood Test Refusals
Remember: Pennsylvania is an implied consent state. This means that by carrying a Pennsylvania driver’s license, you have consented to taking a breath or blood test if you are suspected of drunk driving. If you refuse a breath or blood test during a DUI traffic stop, implied consent laws apply and you automatically lose your license for a year.
Contact A Lancaster DUI Lawyer
We represent individuals, commercial drivers and repeat offenders who have been charged with DUI. Contact us to arrange a consultation.