New Year's Eve parties throughout the country meant good times for many Americans, including here in Pennsylvania. Whether you went out to a friend's house, attended a concert or spent the night at a bar or nightclub, it isn't uncommon for people to bring in the new year celebrating with alcoholic beverages. And, when it comes to a night of drinking, it is also not uncommon for people to lose track of their sobriety and get behind the wheel of a vehicle.
State and local authorities treat drunk driving very seriously, and even set out roadblocks during holidays as checkpoints in an effort to keep drunk drivers off the road. But it still occurs, and getting caught can lead to life-long consequences.
It is important to take a drunk driving arrest seriously, as being found guilty will not only lead to a loss of your driver's license and fines, but an increase in your insurance rates and, depending upon the situation, possible jail time as well. In addition, you will have a criminal record, which can affect things such as future or current jobs, and other factors as well.
Pennsylvania residents who need help planning a criminal defense strategy to charges such as drunk driving or drug charges should know that our law firm has helped many people in these types of situations. We understand the importance of communication during every phase of the process, and we take pride in our accessibility and the strong relationships we develop and maintain with our clients.