Aggressive Defense For Bicycle DUI Charges
Sure, a bicycle is technically a “vehicle” for purposes of Pennsylvania’s DUI statute. But can you really be charged for biking while intoxicated in State College?
The answer is yes. And as with any other charge, you need to take your defense seriously.
At Decker Bradburn, Attorneys at Law, in State College, we can help you push back against any type of drunk driving or alcohol-related charge.
What Happened — And What Evidence Do The Police Have?
Law enforcement officers may say you were biking while drunk. But do they really have evidence of that? Were you asked to perform field sobriety tests or submit to any form of chemical testing?
As experienced DUI defense lawyers, we will insist that your rights are respected. If police and prosecutors can’t produce the evidence, the charge should be dismissed.
If authorities do have evidence of intoxication, we will seek to resolve your case in a way that minimizes the consequences. This also applies to other alcohol-related charges that may be in play in your case, such as underage drinking or use of a false ID card to obtain alcohol.
It’s true that the same potential penalties apply for bicycles as for charges of DUI on a motorized vehicle. But there may be alternative sentencing arrangements such as an accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) that make sense for your situation.