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Convicted in first DUI case on June 20th.

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Convicted in first DUI case on June 20th.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi ,My name is***** .
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Are you there ?
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I don't need or want your name, as this post is public.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Actually I was caught in a random checking in a road by the cops as I had some drinks . This is my first offense in driving history.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
They just asked me to do some activities and I did all of them in a proper manner but at last when they asked me to blow in a device which they were carrying . I guess the reading somewhat came high due to which they took me to police station
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
There I stayed whole night from 1 Am till 7.30 AM and then I was released .
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 2 years ago
Thanks for the reply.
If you don't ask me a question however, I don't know what you what to know about this.
So you were stopped for a DUI and you pled guilty on the 20th of June? Is that what happened?
And what do you want to ask about that?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
When I reached the police station they did some process and a pink slip generated from a printer which was handed over to me . in the heading it is written like BAC datamaster Evidence ticket .
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Please guide me for the same
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
How I should proceed in this case ?
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 2 years ago
All of this is perfectly typical.
What is your question? Your first post says you were convicted. That means your case is over. Is that what you meant or did you mean that you were only charged and have not yet been to court?
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
no I have not been to court till now . Only they have handed a Pink coloured slip .They have also not charged anything for this
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 2 years ago
Thank you.
Do you have a date yet to appear in court? What was your BAC? Was it at least .08? Are you 21 year old or over?
These are my last questions. After you answer them, please give me a little time to compose and type up an answer.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No I am still waiting for the letter from court.It was higher than .08. I am 32 years old .
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 2 years ago
A DUI in Pennsylvania is a misdemeanor and a conviction will give you a criminal record. If you don't already have a date for court but your BAC was at least .08, you will receive a date in the mail. When you get one, it will be a good idea to retain a criminal lawyer to come to court with you.
The typical penalties for a first Pennsylvania DUI, when your BAC is at least .08 but is not over .10, is 6 months of probation, a fine, an alcohol assessment, and Pennsylvania's safe driving school. The penalties go up if your BAC is up.
If your BAC is in that .08 to .10 range and there has been no accident involved and no child under 14 in the vehicle at the time of the arrest, you would be eligible for ARD.
ARD stands for Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition, and essentially it is a special form of probation which will allow you to dispose of your case without going to trial and working off your conviction by completing community service, paying fines, conseling or treatment as indicated and refraining from alcohol during the duration of your supervision period. If you complete all of that, your case will be dismissed so that you will not have to carry a conviction on your record.
The DA decides who gets ARD and who doesn't. So you may need your lawyer to negotiate that opportunity for you. One more reason you should have a lawyer to fight your case.
If you don't know where to find a Pennsylvania criminal lawyer, you can contact the Pennsylvania State Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service, and for a referral fee of around $50, which includes a free half hour consultation with a lawyer, they can find you one.
http://apps.americanbar.org/legalservices/lris/directory/main.cfm?id=PA
You could still be eligible for ARD on a first arrest if your BAC is higher than .10, but you would also lose your license for 30 days if your BAC is over .10 but under .16 or for 60 days if your BAC is higher than .16.
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