Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer: Do I need a Lawyer for a first time DUI?

Every Friday we will take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions about Pennsylvania DUI so that we can clear up any misconceptions and provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information.  Today:

Dear Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer,

For a first time general impairment DUI, do you think I need to hire a lawyer? In most of these cases, don’t the prosecutors offer ARD?

-Mark, Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer HarrisburgWithout knowing the details of your case and your criminal history, no lawyer can really give you any specific advice.

However, I can say that I strongly recommend that you have your case details reviewed by a qualified Pennsylvania DUI lawyer.  The DUI attorneys at The McShane Firm all offer a free consultation.  We will painstakingly go through the details of your case and give you advice based on our many years of experience and expertise.

There are many factors that need to be considered and even an ARD may result in other damages (loss of commercial license, effects on insurance, etc.) that you may not be aware of.

Please see our series Why Fight a DUI in PA for more details on the consequences of a Pennsylvania DUI.

At the end, if you best and only option is to accept an ARD deal, then we will advise you of that. Give us a call, at least you will have done your due diligence by consulting an attorney first before making a decision whose consequences are unknown to you and may effect you forever.  The call is free. 1-866-MCSHANE.

If you would like to ask a question, please submit it via the contact us link.

Justin McShane

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

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