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Driving Under the Influence

It's the end of a tough week and you're having a couple of drinks with your biker buds at the local bar at the end of a great ride. On your ride home you are unexpectedly stopped by a cop, given a breathalyzer test, and charged with a DUI. This is a situation no one, especially a biker, wants to find himself/herself in.

You face concern about how this potential charge will affect your life -can you keep your job? Will you be able to drive your car or ride your bike if this charge goes on your record? Not to mention navigating the legal system seems like a nightmare - what do you do next?

As a fellow biker, I understand how important it is to you to maintain your bike and be able to ride it. In order to protect this right and try to get back on your bike as soon as possible, it is best to contact a DUI attorney in PA or FL who will defend your rights and assist you through the otherwise confusing legal process.

Florida DUI Attorney

If you are charged and convicted of driving under the influence in Florida you will likely have your license revoked for an extended period of time and not be eligible to drive except for hardship purposes. This means that if you plan to attend next month's Ft. Lauderdale bike rally, you will likely have to ride "bitch on back" on a friend's bagger or chopper. Even if this is your first Florida DUI conviction, it could cost you much more than just money.

For a first time Florida DUI offender, for example, the consequences are as follows:

  • Fines of $250 to $500. If you have a BAC of .20 or higher, or were driving with a minor, your fine will be anywhere from $500 to $1000.
  • Community service. Mandatory 50 hours, or an additional fine equaling $10 per required hour.
  • Probation of no more than one year.
  • Jail time of at least eight hours, but could last up to six months. For BAC of .20 or higher, the sentence could last nine months.
  • Jail time of at least two years if you kill or injure someone.
  • Vehicle impoundment for 10 days (not counted during your incarceration)
  • Driver license revoked for a six-month minimum.

DUI Charges in Pennsylvania

The consequences of a DUI conviction in Pennsylvania are equally as harsh, and they become harsher with any additional conviction, which is why you need to hire an experienced Pennsylvania DUI attorney to represent you if you have been accused of driving while under the influence. The benefits of hiring an attorney to help you with your case include familiarity with the Pittsburgh court system, knowledge of plea bargain details, and the ability to navigate complex administration procedures. An attorney for DUI in Pennsylvania can enter a plea bargain for you which can lessen the conviction, and if your BAC was near the lower end of the scale, the attorney may be able to argue that the reading on the device may not have been fully accurate, also resulting in a lesser sentence.

Our Pittsburgh & Miami DUI Attorneys

If you want to diminish the consequences associated with your Pittsburgh DUI conviction as much as possible, contact me, the Biker Chick Lawyer, Lisa Marie Vari, by calling 1-844-245-3724 (or emailing us) for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION on your Pennsylvania or Florida DUI case. I have been an attorney for almost 20 years so I am very familiar with the legal system, and will be able to provide you with information about how to handle the situation and how to proceed.

No matter what state you reside in, you can contact me. Though I am only licensed to practice law in Florida and Pennsylvania, if you live in another state I will be sure that I put you in contact with an experienced DUI attorney in your state.

Please, don't drink and ride. In the end it is really not worth it. In this situation it is the smart choice to ride "bitch on back" on a sober friend's bike in order to avoid having to be stuck riding "bitch on back" during your next outing because you are convicted of a DUI, or worse, if you are seriously injured and can never ride again.

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