Attorney Liz Ebner recently got her client acquitted of DUI, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3802(b), during a non-jury trial in Berks County. Our client was charged with a “middle tier” first offense DUI, so the mandatory penalties were 48 hours in Berks County Prison, a 12 month license suspension, and significant fines and court costs. Our client most certainly did not want to go to jail, even for 48 hours, and he would have been very restricted if he lost his license for 12 straight months.
Therefore, Attorney Ebner, with her client’s permission, took the case to a non-jury trial. At trial, the Commonwealth and the District Attorney’s Office were not able to present enough evidence to prove our client guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The facts of this particular case were rather complex; nevertheless, Attorney Ebner was able to convince the Judge that our client was “not guilty”.
In the end, our client was extremely happy with the outcome of his case. He left the courtroom with no conviction on his record, no mandatory jail time, no license suspension, and no fines or court costs. If you or someone you know is charged with drinking and driving (DUI) in Berks County or Reading, PA, please contact us right away at 610-372-5128. One of our knowledgeable and dedicated DUI defense attorneys will be happy to discuss the specific facts of your case in more detail.