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Details that Impact DUI Sentencing

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Not every DUI is treated the same. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor DUI or a felony DUI, every detail will be considered, even the traffic around you at the time of the violation. In some cases, you may even be eligible for the ARD program, but this opportunity relies on the details of the charge as well. In any case, it’s always a good idea to consult with an experienced DUI lawyer before you make your plea so that you can prepare for the potential results of your charge and ensure that you consider any actions that might reduce the charge.

Details in a DUI Charge

If you have been charged with a DUI, one of the primary concerns the state has, is that you may have put yourself or others at risk. From the people in vehicles around you to the ages and injuries of the passengers in your own vehicle, these dangers are all assessed. This combination of results can have a tremendous impact on the management of your case and its outcome. For example, driving drunk with someone who is under 14 in the vehicle may prevent you from qualifying for the ARD program and may also result in additional charges.

Criminal Record Affects Charges

The court bases some of their sentencing procedures on your history. If this isn’t your first charge of its kind, you could be looking at more severe penalties than first-time offenders. The problem with a DUI is that both your driving record as well as your criminal history record matter a great deal when it comes to sentencing and determining penalties.

If you are facing a felony or even a misdemeanor DUI charge, it’s a good idea to consult with an attorney today. You may be able to enter the ARD program or find some other way to reduce the impact this event has on your life. At Young, Marr & Associates, we are dedicated to making sure your case receives the best outcome possible.

Call our criminal defense attorneys immediately at (609) 257-4019 in New Jersey or (215) 372-8667 in Pennsylvania or contact us online for your free initial consultation.



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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.


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.