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delco dui law christopher hemmel delaware county pa pennsylvania drunk driving dui dwi defense attorney lawyer and counselor at law
delco dui law christopher hemmel delaware county pa pennsylvania drunk driving dui dwi defense attorney lawyer and counselor at law
delco dui law christopher hemmel delaware county pa pennsylvania drunk driving dui dwi defense attorney lawyer and counselor at law

Case Studies
Avoiding a 90 Day Jail Term:
Beating a Driving While License is Suspended DUI Related Charge

A client came to the firm after he had been charged with a violation of Pennsylvania § 1543(b) - driving on a license which had been suspended for a DUI conviction. Under the law, a violation of § 1543(b) carries a mandatory 90 day jail sentence and a $1,000 fine. The client had already paid $300 in fines, and had to appear before the judge.

The client had been caught driving his vehicle just before his suspension was due to end - so the violation was small, but was a violation nonetheless.

I were worked out an agreement with the court whereby the client pleaded guilty ONLY to a violation of a minor offense - § 1501 - driving without having your license on you. The client was sentenced to pay a $304 fine and there was NO jail time involved.

Since the client had paid $300 in fines on this case earlier, he pulled four dollars out of his pocket, paid it to the court, and walked out a free man. The client and his wife were thrilled.