In Pennsylvania, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance, (DUI), is a crime. If you are arrested for D.U.I. it is very important that you consult with an attorney who is qualified to handle your criminal case. The penalties for a conviction for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol can range from less than a year of probation all the way up to a year in prison for a multiple offender. In addition, a license suspension ranging from a few month to a year or more may be an additional consequence of a drunk driving conviction.
Each Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol case is different. So, if you are arrested for this offense you should not rely on advise from friends or relatives who were previously arrested themselves on the same charges. Further, you should carefully choose an attorney who has handled these types of cases before. Not all attorneys have litigated D.U.I. cases.
Attorney John Winicov has handled hundreds of D.U.I.s and other criminal matters in Chester County for over 25 years. He has also handled numerous D.U.I. cases in Delaware County, Philadelphia County and Montgomery County.
For those of you who were previously convicted of D.U.I. or received A.R.D., he knows the stiff penalties associated with a subsequent criminal conviction for D.U.I. Mr. Winicov will carefully review all of your options with you. He will explore every possible defense with you including the possibility that the police did not have reasonable grounds for pulling your car over in the first place, lack of probable cause to arrest you and whether blood or breath samples were obtained in violation of the your Fourth Amendment rights. Mr. Winicov never attempts to convince or "talk a client into" pleading guilty.
If you are charged with D.U.I. or any criminal offense, Chester County attorney John P. Winicov can help you. We will provide aggressive representation and we will handle your case with the care it deserves.