A DUI sentencing hearing is a time where the accused and his/her lawyer have the chance to present evidence to the Court and argue for a sentence that is minimal or mitigated. These DUI sentencing hearings may become heated arguments especially if there has been prior DUI or drunk driving offenses, someone was injured in the accident or there was property damage. It is important to have a skilled litigator and speaker standing by you to act as your mouth piece and address and argue your position to the Judge.
Typically, there may be a chance to hear from and question witnesses from both sides and to evaluate and explain the circumstances of the DUI offense as well as the circumstances of the accused in general. Most importantly, a skilled lawyer should be prepared to present mitigating evidence on your behalf and ask the Judge for leniency.
While the DUI penalties often entail mandatory sentences, there are times where a lawyer can argue for an intermediate punishment program, a diversionary program, or just the mandatory minimum when the Commonwealth is requesting more.
If you have a DUI sentencing approaching – contact Mike DiCindio to discuss your case today.
DUI Offenses In Detail
Third Offense DUI – DUI Plea Bargain – DUI Sentencing – DUI Trial – DUI Preliminary Hearing – DUI Arraignment – First Offense DUI – DUI Expungement – Drug DUI Offenses – Second Offense DUI – DUI Arrests
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Mike DiCindio is a criminal defense lawyer who represents individuals accused of crimes throughout all of Chester County, including West Chester, Phoenixville, Malvern, Coatesville, Paoli, Downingtown, Tredyffrin, West Goshen, Honey Brook, Oxford, Devon, Pottstown, Chesterbrook, Parkesburg, Kennett Square, and Avondale as well as in Montgomery County, Lancaster County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County, Bucks County and Berks County.