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Cambria County DUI Defense

Being charged with a DUI can be devastating. Will you lose your license? Will you go to jail? What rights do you have? For 35 years, Bononi and Company has represented clients facing DUI charges. We are here to fight for you every step of the way.

Johnstown DUI Attorneys

Our firm opened our Johnstown office to better serve this community. Every county handles DUIs slightly differently. Cambria County is no exception. Its important that you speak with an attorney that handles DUIs in the County that you are in so that you understand the procedures and what options you may have.

EBENSBURG Criminal Defense

Once someone is charged with a DUI, their case begins at a Magisterial District Court. Cambria county has eight different magistrates with eight different jurisdictions. The district judge will conduct a Preliminary Hearing. At this hearing, the arresting officer and the Cambria County District Attorney’s Office will prosecute the case against you. You have a right to an attorney. Speaking with an attorney early in your case can help protect your legal rights.  Without a dismissal, the case will proceed to the Cambria County Courthouse in Ebensburg, PA after the Preliminary Hearing.

How Does A DUI Impact Your Life?

Jail, Probations, License Suspension, fines, and loss of your right to purchase firearms are all possible outcomes of someone charged with a DUI. 

Do not underestimate the seriousness of a DUI charge and how it can impact your life. 

Our DUI Defense team will work diligently to fight for the best result possible in your case.

Do I need a DUI Defense Attorney?

Our firm believes that someone facing a DUI is best able to defend themselves when they have an advocate in their corner. A DUI can have a tremendous impact on your life. If you are facing a DUI, you will be facing the police officer that pulled you over and all of the resources of the District Attorney’s Office in that county. There will be an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting the case against you. There are county specific rules of court, Pennsylvania’s rules of evidence, and even different procedures in each courtroom. These different rules can be complicated and failure to follow them can have a negative result on your DUI case. Having a DUI defense lawyer on your side can be the difference between justice and injustice.


You are innocent until proven guilty. The District Attorney’s Office does not get to decide who is innocent and who is guilty. You can only be found guilty in two scenarios: 1) You plead guilty; or, 2) a judge or jury finds you guilty after a trial. To be found guilty, the prosecution must prove every element of a DUI beyond reasonable doubt. Here are the elements of a DUI:

  • Actual physical control of a moving vehicle.
  • The vehicle was 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.

Facts matter. Our DUI Defense lawyers have years of experience fighting DUIs and using the facts to our client’s advantage.


The Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments to the constitution are designed to hold the Commonwealth accountable. Police must act lawfully and cannot obtain evidence without following the law. Did the police have reasonable suspicion? Did the police have probable cause? Did the police read you your Miranda rights? Did the police have valid consent to draw your blood? The Supreme Court has made it clear that evidence obtained in violation of someone’s rights should not be used against them. The Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Pennsylvania protect you. The Defense Team at Bononi and Company is here to make sure your rights are protected. 

Bononi & Company, DUI Defense Attorneys

When you hire our firm, you will work directly with our Defense Team. This includes a Defense Attorney that works directly with you through the entire process. Our Defense Team will guide you through the criminal process and make sure you understand what is happening in your case. Our team will review every detail in your case to help achieve the best result possible. Whether your case is resolved at trial, plea hearing, or a dismissal, you will work with our Defense Team from start to finish. If you have questions, your DUI attorney can meet with you in person at our Greensburg office, Latrobe office, Irwin office, or Johnstown office.

DUI and License Suspensions

If you are guilty of a DUI, then it is likely that you will face a license suspension. These suspensions typically range between 12 months and 18 months. It is important that you speak with an attorney that handles DUI defense before you make any decisions concerning your case. You may be eligible for a Limited License, ARD, or potentially plead to a lessor offense. These options can either reduce the length of the suspension or at least permit you to drive on a limited basis. It is best to address these issues early in your case.

Challenging the BAC

Pennsylvania has a tiered grading system for DUIs that is based on BAC, Blood Alcohol Content. Because of this, evidence of your BAC is critical in a DUI case. How the police obtained evidence about your BAC and the accuracy of the test performed for your BAC are often challenged in court. Our DUI defense team is trained to review your case to determine whether or not the evidence of your BAC should be suppressed (excluded from trial). There may be issues with how a breathalyzer was administered, how blood was drawn, or it’s possible that the police did not have probable cause for the test. These issues may help to resolve your case.

The Bononi & Company Team

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED – Our attorneys have been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association and by Super Lawyers

LOCALLY RESPECTED – Our Firm was chosen as one of Westmoreland County’s Best Law Firms by the Tribune Review

PROVEN RESULTSFor 35 years, our firm has established itself as a leader in advocating for our clients.

Do Not Wait To Contact Us, Free Consultations

A DUI or traffic ticket can have major consequences. Get an experienced attorney’s advice to help you determine your defense. Call the lawyers at Bononi & Company, P.C., today at 724-832-2499 or contact us online. We will be happy to sit down and speak with you at our Greensburg office, Latrobe office, Irwin office, or Johnstown office.