Pennsylvania DUI Appeal


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You’ve been found guilty of driving under the influence in Pennsylvania – now what?

You know you can lose your license for months, making it hard for you to get to work, run errands or take your kids to school. You may be looking at years of jail time and heavy fines. You will need to hire an experienced DUI defense attorney as soon as you can.

You may feel frightened or angry, but you do have more options.

How To Appeal Your DUI

What you should do next will depend on the circumstances of your case. If your attorney misrepresented you during your trial, if the court allowed damaging evidence to be entered that should have been dismissed, you may have a case to appeal your conviction.

Your next step should be to consult with an experienced DUI attorney. Bring all of your documents about your case with you to your meeting. After you tell your side of the story and describe what happened during your trial, your lawyer will advise you whether or not you have grounds for an appeal.

During the appeal, your lawyer will not be allowed to bring up new evidence. He or she will be going over evidence already presented but misrepresented.

If the prosecutor had a strong case against you, your lawyer may advise you to consider a plea bargain instead of an appeal. Your attorney may be able to work out a deal where you plead guilty to a lesser charge.

How A Lawyer Will Help

When you are up against DUI charges, you need an attorney who will stand by you every step of the way, work hard to discredit any evidence – and work with you to determine your best course of action.

Pennsylvania DUI Law

DUI is described and defined under The Pennsylvania Code under Title 75, Chapter 38. Read the code here.

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certified

Attorney Michael H. Fienman represents clients in criminal and traffic matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Mr. Fienman has completed the same DWI detection training as most law enforcement officers and he holds a certificate in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) As an experienced trial attorney, he is a zealous advocate known for relentlessly defending clients in state court, federal court, and before administrative agencies.

Attorney Fienman is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Questions? Contact us today.

Based on the evidence, Fienman Defense will try to get your DUI charges dismissed or lowered. Should the case go to trial, we will fight to present the strongest defense possible for your situation.