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DUI Lawyer in Berks County

Are you looking for an experienced Berks County DUI lawyer?

In Pennsylvania, DUI is a serious charge that requires an experienced attorney to defend. Also, when you hire an attorney – make sure you tell them exactly what happened before your arrest. In particular, this will help them decide how to best approach your case.

For instance: One night after happy hour with some friends from work, you begin to feel tired and are ready to leave. At this point, you say to yourself, “I’ll only be on 222 for a few minutes and then I’ll be home.” You think that nothing bad will happen. However, it’s getting late. You need to get some sleep, but by this time you’ve had one too many drinks. As a result, you’re about to make a huge mistake. In fact, this may be the mistake that changes your life forever. As such, you are now looking for a Berks County DUI Lawyer.

DUI Punishments are Severe in Berks County PA

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Getting a DUI in Berks County isn’t like getting a speeding ticket.

Anyone can make a mistake. However, a DUI charge isn’t like getting a speeding ticket for driving ten over the speed limit on Penn Avenue in Wyomissing. In Pennsylvania, the punishments for those convicted of DUI are severe, especially if an accident was involved. These harsh punishments are meant to keep people from becoming repeat offenders. More specifically, they are meant to stop people from repeatedly driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

No matter the reason for your arrest and DUI charge, you have the right to defend yourself by hiring an experienced Berks County DUI Lawyer. For example, if you hire an attorney from Kitay Law Offices – we’ll fight to reduce or eliminate the charges against you. Furthermore, we will uncover the facts surrounding your case to appropriately defend you.

Call Kitay Law Offices Today for a Consultation

You can schedule a consultation with a DUI attorney at Kitay Law Offices by calling 888-KITAYLAW.

Do you have questions about BAC penalties for a Berks County DUI Lawyer?

The “General Impairment” penalties for a BAC of .08% to .099% are as follows:

No prior DUI offenses:

DUI ignition interlock device in PA

A second DUI offense can lead to one year with ignition interlock in your car.

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • No more than 6 months’ probation
  • $300 fine
  • Alcohol highway safety school
  • Treatment when ordered

One prior DUI offense:

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Driver’s license suspension for 12 months
  • 5 days to 6 months in jail
  • $300 to $2,500 fine
  • Alcohol highway safety school
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock

Two or more prior DUI offenses:

  • 2nd degree misdemeanor
  • Driver’s license suspension for 12 months
  • 10 days to 2 years in jail
  • $500 to $5,000 fine
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock

As you can see, the penalties for General Impairment can be quite severe. This is why you need a Berks County DUI lawyer to help fight your charges.

The penalties for a High BAC of .10% to .159% are as follows:

No prior DUI offenses:

Graphic showing buzzed vs drunk driving

Buzzed driving is drunk driving.

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Driver’s license suspension for 12 months
  • 48 hours to 6 months in jail
  • $500 to $5,000 fine
  • Alcohol highway safety school
  • Treatment when ordered

One prior DUI offense:

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Driver’s license suspension for 12 months
  • 30 days to 6 months in jail
  • $750 to $5,000 fine
  • Alcohol highway safety school
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock

2 or more prior DUI offenses:

  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • Driver’s license suspension for 18 months
  • 90 days to 5 years in jail
  • $1,500 to $10,000 fine
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock

3 or more prior DUI offenses:

  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • Driver’s license suspension for 18 months
  • 1 to 5 years in jail
  • $1,500 to $10,000 fine
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock

Here again, we see even higher penalties as your blood alcohol increases. At this stage it becomes even more critical to hire an experienced DUI lawyer to represent your interests.

The highest penalties are for a BAC of .16% and higher, or for a controlled substance like methamphetamine, marijuana, or cocaine:

No prior DUI offenses:

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) in Pennsylvania

A BAC of .16% or higher can land you in jail for up to 5 years!

  • Ungraded misdemeanor
  • Driver’s license suspension for 12 months
  • 72 hours to 6 months in jail
  • $1,000 to $5,000 fine
  • Alcohol highway safety school
  • Treatment when ordered

One prior DUI offense:

  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • Driver’s license suspension for 18 months
  • 90 days to 5 years in jail
  • $1,500 to $10,00 fine
  • Alcohol highway safety school
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock

Two or more prior DUI offenses:

  • 1st degree misdemeanor
  • Driver’s license suspension for 18 months
  • 1 to 5 years in jail
  • $2,500 to $10,000
  • Treatment when ordered
  • 1 year ignition interlock

For all these reasons, you will want to hire a Berks County DUI Lawyer to help you navigate the unknown. Here at Kitay Law Offices, we are always prepared to evaluate your case. Furthermore, we fight aggressively for reduced charges or dismissal.
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Meet Your DUI Attorney

Ken Kitay is dedicated to his clients and the community in which he has served for over 25 years. His experience with DUI charges is extensive. Ken will examine the facts of your case and determine the most effective way to bring about the best possible outcome. You can reach Ken for a consultation by calling him directly at 610-373-8000.


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Kitay Law Offices in Berks County, PA
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1258 Penn Ave., Wyomissing, PA 19610

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