You daughter needs to be represented by an experienced criminal defense attorney. She may be eligible for a first time offenders program known as ARD. If she completes the program the charges are dismissed and the case can be expunged. I would be glad to speak with you concerning the process.
I highly recommend you retain an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible to represent her. Also, you have already revealed too much case specific information on the Internet. Your further discussions need to be protected by attorney/client privilege.
If indeed the only evidence against her is a breathalyzer, she is likely to succeed at trial. However be prepared that there may be a blood test she hasn't told you about. Her attorney will be able to discover that.
Please feel free to contact me for further assistance.
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Echoing what has already been said, your daughter needs an attorney to represent her. From what you have said, she may be eligible for an ARD program, which will end up being much less severe than the penalty she would receive if she lost at trial.
Please remember, though, that what you post on the internet is not privileged in any way. The DA could use it against your daughter. You should only speak of the details further with the lawyer you hire.
You seem very troubled by this, which is understandable. Much more would need to be known regarding this case to determine how to best approach this. I advise sitting with an attorney and discussing the facts in more detail.
This is not intended as individual legal advice and there is no attorney client relationship established by this answer. It is advisable that you seek individualized legal assistance. This is not a substitute for hiring an attorney.
Definitely contact an attorney , but more importantly you need someone who can help your daughter with any alcohol or drug issues...
First offense is not as serious as subsequent violations and this is your chance to help your daughter. Hope this helps
M 001 means Misdemeanor, first count, usually with a DUI in this state they will try to get a DUI under several different counts for the same act. Also in Pennsylvania she need not necessarily be driving the car at the time she was stopped for the DUI, but rather be shown that she was " in control of the car" meaning that the fact that the car was running when the officer started to investigate your daughter may be enough along with the alcohol to convict your daughter of DUI.
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