Thursday’s Pittsburg Tribune Review reported that police sobriety checkpoints at various locations in and around the city of Pittsburg. There were more than just the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to monitor though as part of the NCAA basketball tournament was held this weekend in the city as well.
The fact that St. Patrick’s Day fell on a weekend this year was a cause for even greater concern as weekends tend to bring out larger amounts of people looking for fun. Many of the local bars and taverns were also giving out drink specials combining the holiday and the tournament into a way to increase revenues.
Anyone caught in this dragnet by the police in the Pittsburg area should reach out to an experienced Pennsylvania DUI lawyer as soon as possible. The local authorities have all the advantages in this situation and you must have knowledgeable people on your side.
Fines and other inconveniences are not the only drawbacks to a DUI conviction. Subsequent charges in the future could result in much harsher penalties including prison time and lengthy license suspensions. Seeking the counsel of a Pennsylvania DUI attorney immediately following your arrest will help you develop the most appropriate plan of defense for your trial.