There are many excellent DUI defense attorneys from PA on this website, and you should search for a few of them, then take the time to call them individually to discuss your options.
I practice law in Montgomery County. As a former prosecutor I understand this area of law quite well. Unfortunately, there is a mandatory minimum for this offense of 1 year incarceration.
You need to be prepared for a jail sentence. There are many things that you can do right now which will help reduce the amount of time that you will actually spend in jail. It is extremely important that you take advnatage of your options now. The more you wait the less likely the Court will be to help you. Be weary of who ou speak with. Every attorney thinks they can handle a DUI as the sentences often follow the minimum mandatories hwoever these mandatories are the lowest a court can go; they can go higher. The trick is to keep them as low as possible and that is something that not every attorney is experienced in doing.
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Don't just blindly accept the year in jail. Make sure you have a good attorney review your case for defenses. For instance, if the stop was bad then the whole case might be dismissed. The problem for you will be that the better lawyers generally require payment up front - they will not accept payments. Good luck.
Please note that I am only licensed in Pennsylvania. Therefore, if your case involves another jurisdiction, you should disregard this post. Further, this posting does not constitute proper legal advice since I have not been able to learn all the circumstances of your case. As such, you should consult a lawyer in person immediately for proper legal advice and should not rely on this posting for legal advice.
I practice in Chester County which is one county southwest of Montgomery County. I accept regular payments after a significant up front payment, the size of which would depend on the size and frequency of the regular payments. I have practiced law for 32 years including 9 years as a prosecutor in Chester County, and the remainder in private practice. I have defended hundreds of persons charged with crimes.
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