In order to deter drunk drivers, if you are convicted of driving under the influence in Pennsylvania, your punishment will probably include suspending your driving privileges. If you are then caught driving while that DUI suspension is in effect, you will face some very unsympathetic consequences such as a prolonged license suspension and mandatory jail time. For example, a man was recently stopped in Abington Township and found himself in a tough spot because, at the time, he did not have a valid license due to a prior DUI. The man was charged with driving under DUI suspension as well as a summary citation for disorderly conduct. In order to avoid the potential repercussions, he knew that he’d need to speak with an experienced Pennsylvania DUI defense lawyer and hired attorney Michael Fienman.

Once attorney Fienman reviewed the particulars of the man’s case, it was evident that this client was, in fact, eligible to have his license reinstated at the time he was stopped, but had failed to complete all of the restoration requirements. By following Fienman’s advice, the man completed the necessary steps and restored his driving privileges. Therefore, when attorney Fienman negotiated with the police officer, he was able to successfully convince him to withdraw the disorderly conduct offense and amend the driving under DUI suspension charge to a less severe infraction of failure to exhibit a valid license. While this offense requires a monetary fine, he will be spared from any further license suspension and anytime in jail; the incident will also not appear on his driving record.

The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

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