purchase, george & murphey.
purchase, george & murphey.
You may have been vacationing in Pennsylvania, or driving through Pennsylvania for work, when you got pulled over and arrested for drunk driving – but your troubles won’t remain in PA. That’s because a Pennsylvania DUI conviction will likely result in your home state suspending your driver’s license. Imagine not being able to drive to and from work each day, or not being able to pick up your kids from school or soccer practice, or not being able to travel anywhere because you are not allowed to operate a motor vehicle. That’s what could happen if your out-of-state DUI charges in Pennsylvania follow you back to your residence in New Jersey, New York, or wherever you live. The best way to avoid a conviction in your PA DUI case is to have an experienced drunk driving defense lawyer on your side.
Charged with an out-of-state DUI in Pennsylvania and need an experienced attorney? Look no further than Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. Our skilled legal team includes highly regarded criminal defense attorneys who have defended residents of PA, NJ, NY, and other states against DUI charges. Contact us now to discuss your case and figure out the next step.
This form is fully confidential. We will safeguard your privacy and reputation. We will contact you within 24 hours. If you need immediate assistance, please call our office: 814.273.2010
The Ultimate Guide for Anyone Charged with DUI in Pennsylvania. Learn what happens next and how you can protect your family, your job, and your freedom.
Here is what you’ll learn about how to choose a DUI lawyer in Erie, Meadville, or Warren, Pennsylvania before you waste time calling anyone or missing work to drive across town for a “free consultation.”
Pennsylvania is part of the Interstate Driver’s License Compact, an agreement between 45 states to share driver’s license information with each other. If your driver’s license is suspended in one state, like Pennsylvania, then it will probably also be suspended in your home state. That’s because the Interstate Driver’s License Compact also shares information about traffic offenses and DUI convictions. So, it won’t matter that your driver’s license was issued by another state – a conviction for a DUI offense in PA will be reported to your home state and you will likely be barred from operating a motor vehicle in either location. Beyond that, you could be subject to additional penalties from your state of residence – penalties that go beyond those imposed by the court in Pennsylvania.
For Pennsylvania motorists who are convicted of drunk driving while visiting another state, there are also serious consequences. In fact, you are legally required to obey PA traffic laws when driving in a state like New Jersey or New York. Any out-of-state convictions for drunk driving, or similar offenses, will be reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). If you are convicted of a DUI in NJ, NY, or anywhere else, you may face an additional penalty in Pennsylvania: suspension of your driver’s license for a period of at least one year.
Were you pulled over by law enforcement while visiting Pennsylvania and charged with drunk driving? A DUI conviction in PA could have serious implications for your driving privileges in your home state. The experienced Erie, Pennsylvania DUI attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. are prepared to represent you. Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to challenge the evidence of intoxication in your Pennsylvania DUI case and get the charges dismissed. Fill out the online contact form to schedule a visit to one of the law firm’s offices in Erie, Meadville, or North East, PA.
"Professional, honest, hard-working and made the entire process a lot less stressful."
Gregory F., July 2021 / Former Client
"We really appreciate Tim taking the time to consult with us. He was very professional and had great advice. We really appreciate it."
Leonid K., May 2021 / Former Client
Although we take great pride in our excellent case results, our greatest satisfaction comes from the kind words shared by our clients. Read what others say about us here.