Most Pennsylvanians know that the laws that the state and federal government have put into place were enacted to protect the rights and safety of all who live in those jurisdictions. Family laws are in place to ensure that relationships are given their legal weight and so that children's needs are not lost during divorces and separations; contract laws are necessary to work out problems when challenges to agreements arise; criminal laws are enacted to deter crime and to punish those who have allegedly violated the laws.
However, when a person is accused of violating a law, particularly a criminal law, the repercussions against them can be harsh and long-lasting. In the case of a person who has allegedly driven while under the influence of alcohol, those repercussions can result in immediate sanctions such as the loss of their driving privileges and fines, as well as long-term consequences related to their capacity to find work.
A DUI conviction or other drunk driving conviction can leave a person with a marred record. That record may be searchable by their future employers and the presence of an alcohol-related conviction upon it may result in a person losing an opportunity that could have helped them build a future.
There is no guaranteed way for a person to avoid the possibility of conviction on a DUI charge but there are many steps that they can take to mitigate the fallout of such an alleged crime. They may start by consulting with an attorney such as one from the Rapa Law Office to learn more about their options for mounting a sound defense strategy. More information on the Rapa Law Office may be obtained from the firm's website on drunk driving.