Being accused of drunk driving is bad enough, but if those accusations turn into a charge and then conviction, you could see a significant impact on your life. If you’re accused of a DUI, you need to speak with your attorney as soon as you can, so you can start putting together a strong defense. A defense will help you protect yourself against errors made during your traffic stop, unfair penalties, the loss of your license and more.
Will you lose your license upon conviction in Pennsylvania?
Not everyone will lose their license upon arrest, but many will lose it upon conviction. If you do decide to refuse a breath test, blood test or urine test following a traffic stop, then you may have your license suspended immediately. That suspension can be challenged, but it must be done quickly.
Of course, if you are convicted, you may still be able to drive. Being able to drive is a privilege, so you will need to appeal to the court for a restrictive license. This would allow you to go to work, home, school or other locations. In some cases, your attorney may help you keep your license completely.
Like with any kind of criminal offense, the best thing you can do is to take time to defend yourself. There are procedures that have to be followed and specific pieces of evidence that the prosecution needs to have before you can be convicted. Your attorney will focus on defending you against the charges and take the time to show why you should not be convicted, lose your license or face penalties. Our website has more on this important topic.