If you are arrested or charged with DUI/DWI in Montgomery County, PA you will need to find a lawyer who will be able to get the best results for you. I have over 20 years of DUI trial experience that I will bring to your case. For all of my clients I look to obtain an acquittal. When guilt is not an issue I work to obtain the best result possible. As part of the process we must consider the following issues:
- ARD/Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition - ARD allows some first time offenders the right to enter into a program where they are permitted to dispose of their DUI case by serving a non-reporting term of probation. At the conclusion of this probation, and if all the terms of probation have been completed successfully, the DUI charges are dismissed and the client has the right to have their DUI arrest expunged from the record altogether. Admission into the ARD program is at the sole discretion of the District Attorney's Office. It is very often the case that retaining a Montgomery County DUI lawyer can mean the difference between admission or denial into ARD. ARD is great program and if my client is eligible for it I will do everything in my power to make sure they get it.
- Driver License Suspension - Most DUI convictions carry a PennDot drivers license suspension and the effects of it are devastating. I have had great success in avoiding drivers license suspensions for my clients in DUI cases where their driving privileges are at risk.
- Jail - Repeat DUI offenders can face anywhere from 5 days in county prison to over 1 year in state prison. As an experienced DUI lawyer I make it a priority in every case to minimize my clients' risk of going to jail. If jail time is an inevitability in a client's case, I will explore options like work release, weekend reporting, house arrest, and treatment court on their behalf so they do not have to spend extended periods of time in prison.
- Trial Experience -- I provide my clients with over 20 years of criminal trial experience. My office is located in Norristown, PA, directly across the street from the county courthouse, and i have spent years trying cases against Montgomery County district attorneys and in front of Montgomery County judges and juries. I have an intimate working knowledge of the people and practices that make up the DUI litigation process in MontCo and this gives my clients a clear advantage.
Recently the National Transportation Safety Board voted to to recommend to states that they lower the blood alcohol level needed to convict for DUI from .08% to .05%. The NTSB offered no hard statistics to demonstrate why the .05% level would represent an impairment level suitable to convict for DUI, in PA or any other state. As a PA DUI attorney, I would like to know, "why not just make it illegal to drink any alcohol before driving"?
Office is located in Norristown, PA for your convenience. When you come to my office you will receive a completely fee initial consultation and I will speak with any prospective client for as long as they like, as many times as they like, so that person can make a knowing and comfortable decision regarding their representation. If you or one close to you has been charged with DUI in Montgomery County, PA please feel free to call me at (610) 239-8870. You may also email me at night and on weekends and I will contact you as soon as I receive your email. The Law Offices of Basil D. Beck III has offices located in Norristown, Lansdowne and Paoli, PA. Our skilled Criminal Defense lawyers serve Montgomery County in the cities of Collegeville, Willow Grove, Lower Moreland, Abington, Narberth, Lower Merion, Limerick, Upper and Lower Moreland, Limerick, Glenside, Blue Bell, and King of Prussia.