Being arrested and convicted for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania will cause significant problems in a person's life. Among the potential consequences are a driver's license suspension, fines and even jail. It is always important to have a strong defense against these charges. With any DUI case, there is a significant chance that there will be other allegations accompanying it. If, for example, the driver attempted to elude law enforcement, there will be harsher penalties. When confronted with a combination of charges related to a DUI, formulating a legal defense becomes even more vital.
An attempted traffic stop turned into a police chase, which led to the arrest of a man on multiple charges. According to law enforcement, state police tried to stop a vehicle because of a traffic violation when the driver fled the scene. Eventually, the driver lost control of his vehicle and hit a law enforcement vehicle. The driver again attempted to get away but was caught. The man was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI; fleeing to avoid being apprehended or attempted eluding of an officer; disorderly conduct; and traffic violations.
For those who are arrested on multiple charges, there can be a long list of potential consequences if they are convicted. Not only will there be jail time and fines, but the drivers license penalties and stigma of the conviction can hinder attempts to get a job, be admitted to a school and more.
Although these charges are serious, there is always a way to defend against them and seek alternatives, such as a plea bargain. Before simply accepting the charges and the penalties, it is important to discuss the case with a lawyer. A law firm that has a history of helping people with DUI defense and other criminal charges should be called as soon as possible.