25 N. Duke Street
York, PA 17602
Phone: (717) 848-8789
Or Toll Free: 1-866-59-MY-DUI
Lemoyne Office [ Main Office ]
875 Market Street
Lemoyne, PA 17043
Phone: (717) 761-1274
107 North Front Street, , Suite 114
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Lancaster, PA 17603
44 South Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Chambersburg / Shippensburg
164 Lincoln Way East, Suite 204
Chambersburg, PA 17201
About Michael Carrucoli
Michael Carrucoli is the founding member and partner of the law firm Carrucoli & Associates. He is a leading PA DUI Lawyer and focuses on DUI Defense & all other alcohol & drug related offenses. Upon completing his undergraduate work at Rutger’s University, Mr. Carrucoli earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, PA.
Mr. Carrucoli began his legal career at a small Pa. Carlisle law firm before becoming a York County Assistant Attorney in York, Pennsylvania. As an Assistant Attorney, Mr. Carrucoli tried numerous cases before judges and juries and also represented clients in the Lancaster County Drug Treatment Court. As a criminal defense attorney, he has represented clients facing charges ranging from homicide to aggravated assault and all major drug offenses.
Criminal Defense Attorney Carrucoli has successfully represented individuals throughout south central Pennsylvania in many felony and misdemeanor Criminal law cases including DUI, Drug, Assault, Robbery, Burglary, and Sex crimes. Through Mr. Carrucoli’s vast professional work experience in the Criminal Justice System, he has developed a unique expertise in negotiatiating for his client's position while being fully prepared and capable to litigate. His law practice is almost exclusively dedicated to Defending Drunk Driving Cases in Pennsylvania.
Relevant past employment for Pa. DUI Attorney Carrucoli includes: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Procedural Rules Committee, Mechanicsburg, PA. Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Harrisburg, PA., and the Dauphin County Victim /Witness Assistance Program of the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office, Harrisburg, PA. Attorney Carrucoli is a member of the Pennsylvania, Dauphin County, York County and Cumberland County Bar Associations. Michael Carrucoli was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is a life long resident of south central Pennsylvania.
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer
When a police officer stops you and starts questioning, don't take it all too casually. It may very well be the first step in a DUI (Driving Under Influence) charge. Understanding the Pennsylvania laws pertaining to drunk driving is imperative for all residents and travelers. Here is a quick look at the legal aspect of the matter.
You must take into consideration, however, that this knowledge would never suffice if you actually face a charge. In such a situation, you need assistance from a competent lawyer to avoid later legal hassles and penalties.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
When do you commit a DUI? You could face a DUI charge if you were operating, or in control of, a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs on a road, lane, alley, parking area, etc.
What happens if your driving was not impaired? Pennsylvania laws do not require the prosecution to prove that your driving was impaired. All they need to prove is that you had a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher at the time of the stop. Blood, breath and urine tests determine this level.
What happens if you don't submit to the tests? You have the right to refuse these tests. However, there is a downside to this. If you face a conviction later, this refusal could add to your civil penalties. License suspension could also be mandatory.
What happens if the drug was a physician prescribed one? Interestingly, you won't be spared even if you were under influence of a doctor prescribed drug. The laws of the state do not take into this factor account.
What type of offense is it? As per DUI law in Pennsylvania, these offenses are in the category of misdemeanors. However, the 4th or subsequent offense is a felony. Other DUI related offenses in the felony category are as follows:
- Vehicular/Aggravated Vehicular Assault
- Vehicular Homicide
- Child Endangerment
What penalties could you face? This depends on the seriousness of the offense and the particulars of your case. However, conviction may result in jail term, fines, driver's license revocation, DUI School admission, installation of ignition interlock device, vehicle forfeiture, etc.
When should you contact a lawyer? As soon as you face such charges, get in touch with a lawyer proficient in Pennsylvania DUI laws. Delaying this could hamper the defense. Only a lawyer can evaluate the case and understand which defense would suit the specific circumstances of your case.