DUI

DUI is a serious charge that can cost you more than your driver’s license. It can cost you tens of thousands of dollars, your freedom, your career, and your reputation.

If you’ve been charged with DUI (driving under the influence), sometimes referred to as DWI (driving while intoxicated), you need legal counsel from the defense attorneys of Raffaele Puppio.

The technologies and methods law enforcement uses to monitor compliance with DUI laws are not foolproof. Equipment that is malfunctioning, miscalibrated, or poorly maintained can and often does produce inaccurate readings of blood alcohol content (BAC), the primary metric used by law enforcement to assess whether a driver is intoxicated. Additionally, field sobriety testing is subjective, prone to human error, and does not account for any number of disabilities that might cause a driver to appear intoxicated when he or she is not.

If you are found guilty of DUI, Raffaele Puppio attorneys can help you work with the court to gain admission to an Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. Satisfactory completion of ARD may enable you to expunge your criminal record and reduce or eliminate any suspension of your driving privileges.

Drunk driving destroys lives, but so can improper charges of DUI. In Delaware County, the criminal defense lawyers at Raffaele Puppio can help you set the record straight.

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