Traffic Lawyer Bucks County
Most drivers can identify with the feelings of anxiety and dread most experience when they see flashing lights in their rearview mirror and hear the tell-tale police siren. Even when you know that you have done nothing wrong, there is a certain unmistakable sense of dread as the officer approaches your vehicle. Unfortunately, the law enforcement officer may interpret the events he or she witnessed differently than you. You may end up receiving a traffic citation or, in other circumstances such as a DUI, being arrested by the officer.
However, you do not have to face the officer or a judge on your own. Dedicated and aggressive representation can result in a reduction or dismissal of the charges or violation you face. A Young, Marr & Associates attorney can stand up for you and your rights.
Lawyers Handle Bucks County, Pennsylvania Traffic Tickets
When you receive a traffic ticket, you are actually receiving a citation. Citations for moving violations can include:
- Exceeding the maximum speed limit
- Reckless driving
- Improper or erratic lane changes
- Running a red light
- Avoiding a traffic control device
The citation will contain a brief statement of the facts surrounding the incident, the law that was allegedly violated, and instructions for your future actions. While specific circumstance will vary and you should consult with an experienced attorney prior to taking action, must citations require some action within 10 days of its issuance. You may:
- Plead guilty and pay the fine
- Plead not guilty and request a hearing
If you fail to respond you may be subject to arrest or your driver’s license may be suspended.
Bucks County DUIs
Being charged with a DUI can be particularly upsetting and anxiety-inducing due to the harsh penalties potentially including jail time and the suspension of your driver’s license. While we cannot change the events that led up to your DUI charges, we can provide aggressive and strategic representation to protect your freedom and ability to drive.
In Pennsylvania a DUI can be charged if a chemical test reveals a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or above. However those with a high-BAC (between .10% and .159%) or highest-BAC (.16% or greater) are subject to more stringent penalties.
For example, a first-time DUI with A BAC of .09% would qualify as general impairment DUI which is the lowest level. As a first-time DUI a crime of this type represents the least harsh punishment possible for a DUI. You are likely to face an upgraded misdemeanor for a DUI of this type. The upgraded misdemeanor could carry penalties of a $300 fine, up to 6 months of probation, and alcohol treatment. In contrast a 1st offense with a BAC of .17% will lead to more stringent penalties because of the level of intoxication. In these circumstances the individual could face a license suspension for 1 year, up to 6 months in prison, a fine between $1,000 and $5,000 and alcohol treatment.
Put our Experience to work for you
If you have been charged with a traffic violation or a DUI, you need an aggressive attorney who understands the system. At Young, Marr & Associates we fight to protect your rights. To schedule your free initial consultation call us at (609) 755-3115 or contact us online.
NO JAIL TIME
Commonwealth v. "H" (DUI case)
Client was charged with three separate DUI cases calling for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 90 days on each case. Client was advised to seek immediate intensive alcohol counseling. Client was sentenced to 1 year of house arrest after serving 3 days in the county prison.
Commonwealth v. "C" (Felony drug/Firearms case)
Client was charged with felony Delivery of drugs and illegal gun possession and was facing a mandatory 3-6 year prison sentence in the State prison system. Client was sentenced to one year of house arrest.
Commonwealth v. "S"
Client was charged with simple assault, domestic. After a hearing where evidence and testimony was presented, the entire case was dismissed by Judge Leonard Brown.
State of New Jersey v. "H"
Charges for young man charged with second degree aggravated assault were downgraded to third degree and he was accepted into the County Pretrial Intervention program with charges to be dismissed and record expunged after one year of misconduct free behavior.
OUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM INCLUDES TWO FORMER DISTRICT ATTORNEYS
We have decades of experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors, and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Anyone facing charges involving a criminal offense can expect to experience a heightened degree of emotional turmoil, for themselves, as well as their family members. Our team of highly qualified criminal law attorneys and expert legal support staff are committed to providing each of our client’s with the compassion and understanding they deserve, as well as an aggressive plan for representation at an affordable price.
As former prosecutors, we have a balanced and in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system and how the prosecution prepares cases. In addition, we have long-standing experience dealing with local police departments, prosecutors and judges throughout southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
At Young, Marr and Associates, when we say “experience matters,” we mean it. Our lawyers, which include two former prosecutors and a former senior deputy district attorney bring more than three decades of criminal law experience, handling more than 10,000 criminal cases. It is precisely that experience that allows us to achieve outstanding results for our clients facing DUI, traffic, felony and misdemeanor charges in state, federal and juvenile courts.