I’ve been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Lewistown/Mifflin County, PA. Do I need an attorney?
Back in the day, when we would set out on a trip, we would get out a road-map and plan our route to the final destination. Today, many of us rely upon the simplicity of a GPS to get us from Point A to Point B. However, imagine if you had to set out on a journey to unchartered territory without a roadmap or GPS. You might be overwhelmed by the unknown perils that wait ahead.
Well, if you’ve been charged with a DUI in Lewistown, PA, or the surrounding areas, you are about to set out on journey through the Mifflin County Criminal Justice System. This is not a trip you should attempt to navigate alone. Much similar to when you set out on a road trip, an experienced PA DUI Defense Attorney can equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to safely navigate through the process toward your final objective.
Akin to the direction a roadmap or GPS provides you on the highways and biways of the Commonwealth and beyond, we can provide the well-reasoned counsel you need to defend your DUI. At the outset of the attorney-client relationship, we will engage in a personalized approach to set your objectives and goals. We will then develop an individualized strategy that will put us in the best possible position to obtain your overall objective.
Following the filing of your criminal charges, your first court appearance will be your Preliminary Hearing before one of three local magisterial district judges, which will initially be set for Mifflin County Central Court. This will provide us our first opportunity to put your personalized strategy into action and lay a solid foundation for the rest of your case.
After your preliminary hearing, your case will normally proceed to the Mifflin County Court of Common Pleas. It is at this level that we will either finalize plea negotiations that bring you a favorable and satisfying resolution or litigate your case through suppression and/or trial.
Faced with DUI charges, you find yourself at a crossroad. Without the proper guidance and direction, you may find yourself traveling down a one-way street to a dead end. You have one opportunity to choose the right direction in order to successfully navigate the local justice system. Don’t leave it to chance. Contact a PA DUI Defense Attorney Serving Mifflin County, PA today.