You Cannot Afford A Halfhearted Defense With A DUI Already On Your Record

The stakes are too high to hire the first lawyer out of the phone book. If you are convicted of a second- or third-offense DUI, you will face mandatory jail or prison time and a long list of other penalties.

The Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. LLC, in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, provides the sophisticated defense you need to avoid the worst consequences. We have successfully defended drunk driving defendants throughout Pennsylvania and we're sure we can help you too.

Facing A Repeat DUI Offense? Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer. We represent clients in and around Camp Hill of all ages, including college students attending Pennsylvania State University.

The Laws Are Much Tougher On Repeat Offenders

Under the old law, the "look back" for DUI/DWI was seven years. Pennsylvania law now considers any drunk driving conviction within 10 years as a prior offense, and the penalties are brutal.

  • Repeat DUI — If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is .16 or higher on your second offense, a conviction carries a statutory minimum of 90 days in jail. After the mandatory 18-month license suspension, you will be required to install and use an ignition interlock device on your vehicle at your own expense for one year. This scenario is for a first-degree misdemeanor, with a parole tail of five years — if you commit any criminal offense in that time, you can be resentenced to additional jail time.
  • Third-offense DUI — Say a person had two DUIs in a short span (a common scenario), got his life together but was pulled over nine years later on suspicion of driving under the influence. Under the new law, a conviction for your third DUI (High BAC .10 to .159) could carry a mandatory sentence of a year in state prison.
  • DUI homicide — Causing a death while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious felony. It carries a mandatory minimum prison sentence of at least three years, and maybe more depending on BAC and prior convictions.

With His Record Handling 5,000 Cases, Patrick F. Lauer Is A 'Top Gun' In DUI Defense

Attorney Patrick F. Lauer Jr. has been practicing criminal law for more than 33 years and is a board-certified criminal trial lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. With more than 5,000 DUI cases under his belt, including 220 jury trials, he knows exactly how to attack the prosecution's case.

At our firm, we shoot for dismissal of the charges or the suppression of evidence on procedural or constitutional grounds. We can also try to negotiate lesser charges or alternative sentences to take harsh jail or prison terms off the table.

We don't claim or aim to have the least expensive rates — that's for lawyers who will do little more than plead you guilty. If you are facing a second, third or fourth DUI offense, the costs of a conviction far outweigh the expense of quality representation. You can't afford not to hire the best available defense.

Put Our Knowledge And Experience To The Test

If you're facing charges that could lead to a repeat DUI offense, don't just sit there and let prosecutors steal your future from you. Take legal action and defend your rights.

To schedule a free initial consultation with a qualified defense lawyer from our firm, contact the Law Offices of Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. LLC, today. Call 717-303-3042 or send us an email to receive a prompt reply from someone at our Camp Hill office.