DUI / DWI Charges in West Chester PA & Chester County Pennsylvania

Information on what you happens when you are charged with a DUI in Chester Co. PA

Being charged with a crime, especially a DUI, can be a life-altering experienced. You may lose your license, which in turn can cost you your freedom. In addition to losing your license, a DUI conviction in Pennsylvania can mean carrying a permanent criminal record, being on probation, paying heavy fines, attending Alcohol Highway Safety School (AHSS) or even spending time in jail.

A first-time DUI conviction in PA can mean up to six months in jail, a $5,000 fine and a one year license suspension, depending on your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level.

Being convicted of DUI or DWI could make it difficult for you to find employment, get to school, get into certain universities, find car insurance, and even find housing. It may cause your insurance premiums to skyrocket, or make it difficult or impossible to even get car insurance.

Pennsylvania DUI laws are very strict.

But everyone makes mistakes and it is important to remember that just because you are charged with DUI, that does not mean the court has proved your are guilty of DUI. Until you are convicted, there are still possibilities that exist that could help in getting your charges reduced or even dropped altogether.

The first step is to speak with an aggressive and experienced DUI Lawyer in PA. Attorney Saadzoi is personally available to all of her clients and will stick with your case from start to finish. All initial case evaluations are free so there is no harm in calling to see how she may be able to help you.

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How a DUI Attorney in Chester County County Can Help

Everyone makes mistakes, and while no one should be forced to pay for a mistake like drunk driving for the rest of his or her life, a conviction could have disastrous consequences.

If you lose your license because of a DUI conviction, you could lose your job. It is essential to hire an attorney who knows how to resolve DUI charges.

Attorney Saadzoi has spent time on both sides of the law as a prosecutor and a public defender. As your lawyer, she will work aggressively to resolve the charges against you.

Attorney Saadzoi has years of experience successfully helping clients get their DUI charges reduced, dismissed and resolved through the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program (The ARD Program in PA). This is a program for first-time offenders that can help reduce the sentence and help you keep your license and a criminal conviction from appearing on your permanent record.

Attorney Saadzoi understands how stressful a DUI charge in Chester County can be. She will thoroughly review the details of your DUI arrest and ask you questions about what you and the police said. She will review police reports and determine if the stop was lawful and if you were in control of the vehicle. If not, or if there are any other circumstances permitting, Attorney Saadzoi will file motions to gain leverage over the prosecution. She will do everything to get your charges reduced or dismissed altogether.

Battling DUI charges on your own could increase the likelihood that you will face DUI penalties to the fullest potential of the law.

Attorney Saadzoi will work hard to get your driver’s license back. She will help try to get a probationary or work license that will allow you to drive to your job.

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Contact Attorney Saadzoi today if you are facing drunk driving charges. As a former prosecutor, I know how the other side of the law thinks, and I can provide you valuable advice. Call 610-566-5956 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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Penalties for a DUI Conviction in Chester Co Pennsylvania

The penalties for a DUI Conviction in Pennsylvania are connected to your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) level at the time of arrest.

Penalties for a DUI are separated into three tiers – Lowest, High and Highest.

For a first time DUI at the lowest tier, you are still facing a misdemeanor conviction, six months of probation and a $300 fine, plus a loss of license, other fines and having to attend Alcohol Highway Safety School and take the CRN evaluation (a $75 fee) for other possible alcohol treatments.

At the highest tier, a first time DUI offender in Chester County faces a mandatory 72 hours in jail and a maximum of six months in jail, a misdemeanor, up to $5,000 in fines and a one year license suspension, among other fines and treatment programs you may be required to attend.

For more information on the different BAC tiers and penalties for a DUI in PA. You can also view the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing DUI Statute.

Also review the PA Code 75 Chapter 38 Driving After Imbibing Alcohol or Utilizing Drugs 

Court Reporting Network (CRN) Evaluation in Chester County, PA

All DUI offenders in Pennsylvania are required to pay a $75 fee to take the CRN Evaluation. This evaluation will determine whether you will be recommended for further drug and alcohol assessment. The CRN takes 30-45 minutes. You will need to bring the following:

  • Driver’s License or form of identification;
  • Criminal complaint;
  • Date of arrest;
  • Blood alcohol content (BAC);
  • $75 CRN fee (must be paid prior to the evaluation (cash, credit card, check or money order) at the Probation, Parole & Pretrial Services Office in the Chester County Justice Center located at 201 West Market Street, West ChesterPA 19380. 

For more information, please see the Chester County PA DUI Program Overview.


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