Prior DUI Convictions

Prior DUI Convictions

PA DUIFacing a DUI is a serious challenge. The possibility of severe penalties such as fines, time in jail, and a mark on your permanent record loom over you and cause stress in your daily life. Any person who is charged with a DUI should understand the weight of their situation and seek legal consultation and professional assistance to get their life back on track – especially if it’s their second or third DUI offense. 

Criminal charges can become more serious for repeat DUI/DAI offenders. If you’ve been convicted of one or more drunk driving offenses and you’ve been arrested for or charged with drunk driving, you need to enlist the help of a trustworthy and proven criminal defense attorney.  Contact drunk-driving defense lawyer Basil D. Beck III in Norristown today to schedule a free initial consultation.

I have extensive experience in handling complex Driving after Imbibing (DAI) — formerly referred to as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) — cases and will work diligently on your behalf to challenge DUI charges and minimize the penalties if there’s a DUI conviction or Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) in you past. As your attorney, I will review police records, witness statements, prior convictions and other evidence to identify any possible defenses in your case. I know how to prepare a viable DUI defense, and I will advise you when to accept a plea bargain and when to take your case to trial.

What Should I Do If I Have Past DUI Charges?

The more times you face the same criminal charges, the more difficult it becomes to create a viable defense strategy. Repeatedly making the same mistake causes the court system to question the validity of your argument and doubt that you will do anything to change your actions in the future. 

In Pennsylvania, second offense DUI charges, third offense DUI charges and fourth and subsequent offense DUI charges may be charged as gross misdemeanors or felonies. The most common penalty for repeat DUI offenders is a lengthy driver’s license suspension. Other common penalties include the imposition of an ignition interlock device and/or incarceration in a state correctional facility.

If you’ve been charged with a DUI for the second or third time, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I have seen numerous cases where my client feels hopeless, and I work hard to win them the justice and second chance they deserve.

Protect Your Rights. Defeat DUI Charges. Minimize Your Sentence.

When you’re facing criminal charges, an immediate and aggressive defense to the charges may enable you to avoid or minimize the serious consequences of multiple DUI convictions. The loss of your driver’s license could prohibit you from working or caring for your family. A jail sentence or felony DUI conviction can have long-term consequences for you and your family. It’s important to know your rights and to take action as soon as possible to build your defense.

Common defense strategies for DUI charges in Pennsylvania include:

  • Entrapment
  • Improper police stop
  • Medical condition
  • Unauthorized testing
  • Inaccurate blood test
  • Malfunctioned equipment
  • Improper communication
  • Tampering with evidence

I am an experienced criminal defense attorney who has a thorough knowledge of viable defense strategies for the toughest cases. When you choose to work with me I will carefully develop a defense that fits your situation and works to win you the outcome you desire.

Trust An Experienced DUI Attorney With Your Repeat Offender Case

Basil D. Beck III has more than 20 years of experience working alongside families just like you to win outcomes that will change their life. Basil Beck cares about each of his clients individually and takes the time to get to know them on a personal level as he provides legal services to them. Speak directly with an attorney about the consequences of multiple DUI convictions. To set up a free initial consultation, contact me online or call my office at 610-239-8870. I offer experienced, strategic and aggressive advocacy focused on protecting your rights.