York Criminal Defense Attorney For "Target 25" Or Multiple DUI Offenders

Multiple DUIsYork County has taken a firm stance on multiple DUIs. Repeat offenders are referred to as the "Target 25" because statistics show that 25 percent of them accumulate additional DUIs before their case is resolved. In addition to facing a fine, jail time and license suspension, the penalty now includes mandatory treatment and a Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM) bracelet worn on your ankle.

Because the consequences are so severe, people accused of a second or subsequent DUI should consult with a criminal defense lawyer right away after an arrest.

More Than 10 Years Of Experience In DUI Law

The Law Office of Marc J. Semke has been practicing DUI/DWI law in South Central Pennsylvania for more than 10 years. Attorney Marc Semke has represented hundreds of defendants in plea bargaining, trials and appeals related to drunk driving. He has a thorough understanding of what is at stake in cases involving multiple DUIs and will leverage his experience to build you a defense that protects your best interests.

Avoiding SCRAM Costs

Lawyers can sometimes have the SCRAM bracelet removed if they can prove that it won't serve a preventative purpose in your case. For example, if you are undergoing substance abuse treatment, or if your previous DUI was more than five years ago, the judge may be more lenient. With a monthly rental fee of $300, avoiding SCRAM can save you thousands of dollars.

Pennsylvania Sentencing Guidelines

Generally, the severity of your penalty depends on how many priors you have, and also on the blood alcohol content (BAC) level of your most recent DUI offense. Without a skilled lawyer beside you to protect your rights, your sentence is likely to comply with the following guidelines:

Second-Offense DUIUp to six months in jailUp to $5,000 fine + SCRAM bracelet12-18 months' license suspension
Third-Offense DUI Or MoreUp to five years in jailUp to $10,000 fine + SCRAM bracelet12-18 months' license suspension

Mandatory treatment and/or safety school might be ordered, as well. And if your BAC registered a .16 or higher, you may also be looking at having an ignition interlock device installed on your car.

Contact Our Law Office

Schedule a consultation by calling 717-781-8021 to speak with Marc J. Semke, experienced DUI and multiple DUI defense lawyer. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.