Committing a crime has always had serious consequences, so if you are accused of assault, having a top rated defense attorney who will fight for your rights in court can boost your chances for a more favorable verdict. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Andrew L. Riemenschneider are experienced top rated defense attorneys who can help. Specializing in personal injury and criminal defense, our legal team is dedicated to guiding you through the legal process and building the best possible strategy for protecting your rights.
Assault Charges in Pennsylvania
An assault charge in Montgomery County and Bucks County can have very serious consequences, including jail time. Pennsylvania assault laws are complicated and any error in how you defend yourself could land you in jail or lead to other serious penalties and punishment. Any punch or brawl, or just threatening someone with physical harm can lead to an assault charge. Assault charges are taken seriously and a conviction for even simple assault can potentially lead to lengthy jail time and substantial fines. Simple assault charges can result in up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Aggravated assault, which is a violent crime that leads to serious bodily injuries, can lead to sentences of up to 20 years of prison. If someone files assault charges against you, and you are arrested, you will require an attorney to help explain what happened, and why the charges should be dropped. To get the best outcome, it is crucial to have a skilled attorney on your side who can help defend against your criminal charges.
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DUI Charges in Pennsylvania
All DUI cases start with a motor vehicle stop for a traffic violation, accident, sobriety checkpoint or random police interaction. The police then request identification in the form of license and registration and eventually ask you out of the car to have you perform field sobriety testing and eventually request you to have a breath or blood test. Driving under the influence offenses can happen in one of two ways in Pennsylvania. If you have been drinking alcohol and are above the legal limit of .08 and are pulled over, you can be arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania. The second way you can be arrested for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania is if you are under the influence of drugs. Marijuana is a very common drug in the Philadelphia area. People often smoke marijuana and then choose to operate a motor vehicle, which can lead to being arrested. If you are facing DUI charges, you should immediately speak with a criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Andrew L. Riemenschneider. Our law firm provides legal assistance in various matters including Pennsylvania DUI charges.
In 2003, Pennsylvania changed their DUI laws to make them even more stringent. Act 24 created a tiered system for DUI penalties and combined with the state’s implied consent rules; the penalties are more severe than ever. Keep in mind, as a Pennsylvania driver, implied consent states that when you are stopped for a DUI, you must consent to a Breathalyzer test. Do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Andrew L. Riemenschneider to discuss your case. Our attorneys have been defending citizens of Pennsylvania in Montgomery County and Bucks County for many years. Let them fight to protect your rights, reputation, and driving privileges.
Click here for a list of the penalties for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania.
If you have been charged with a crime, you need a top rated defense attorney on your side. Failing to act quickly can result in losing your rights or even having a plea entered in your absence. Don’t hesitate, call today!