A DUI Can Affect Many Aspects Of Your Life
Will you lose your driver’s license? Can you still possess a firearm? Will you go to jail? In Pennsylvania, a DUI is a serious offense that can have severe consequences.
No one starts up their car fully anticipating a DUI arrest. However, once charged with a DUI, we can help you through the legal process and fight for your best interests. At Bononi & Company, P.C., our team knows that sometimes good people find themselves in tough situations.
You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty
There is only one way you can be found guilty of a DUI: The prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, all of the elements of a DUI. The elements of a DUI are:
- You were in actual physical control of a moving vehicle.
- The vehicle was positioned on a highway or trafficway.
- You had a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher, alcohol made you incapable of safe driving or you were under the influence of an illegal substance.
The Constitution Protects You
No matter the situation, your rights should be protected. Evidence against you must be obtained lawfully. Did the police have reasonable suspicion to stop you? Did the police have probable cause to arrest you? Did the police read you your Miranda rights? Did the police have valid consent to draw your blood? If evidence was obtained unlawfully, the prosecution may not use that evidence in their case against you.