DUI And Drug Penalties Are Harsh. You Need A Tough Lawyer On Your Side.
When I was an assistant district attorney, I saw firsthand how devastating DUI and drug charges are to the accused and their family. In some cases, simply being charged with a crime is enough to ruin careers and disrupt lives. Don’t let that happen to you.
I am criminal defense attorney Sarah Krolikowski, and I fight tirelessly to protect my clients from the consequences of DUI and drug charges. With my experience as a prosecutor, I know what the state can and cannot do in these cases. I also know what law enforcement officers can and can’t do, and how they need to follow the law when stopping you, searching your vehicle, giving you field sobriety tests and testing you for alcohol or drugs. I can be your strongest advocate in these situations.
A DUI Conviction Can Change Your Life For Years
It is important to get started as soon as possible after being charged with DUI. First, do not assume you will be found guilty just because you are charged with DUI. Law enforcement may treat you that way, but it does not mean that you are automatically guilty. I can help minimize the damage caused by the charges and may be able to build a defense to reduce the charges and fines or perhaps get the charges dropped. You may also be eligible for Probation Without Verdict, and I can assist you in navigating the qualifications for this type of program.
When necessary, I can help you get a hardship license so you can drive to work, school and other places during certain hours.
Drug Crimes Have Serious Consequences In Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania’s drug laws have some of the toughest penalties in the U.S., even for minor drug charges such as possession. A conviction can affect your ability to get a job, obtain housing and get accepted to college. Because the state takes drug cases seriously, it can be difficult to get drug charges reduced or dismissed entirely.
With my experience as a former prosecutor, however, I know how the prosecutors are likely to build a case against you. I can counter those tactics before we start negotiations or go to trial.
You can come to Krolikowski Law, LLC, for drug offenses that include:
- Addiction-based possession
- Cocaine charges
- Marijuana offenses
- Possession with intent to deliver (PWID)
- Prescription fraud or forgery
- Underage drug crimes
First-time drug offenders charged with a misdemeanor may be eligible for Probation Without Verdict. Not everyone qualifies for this program, but it can be beneficial to get your life back on track immediately once the case is closed.
Take Charge Of Your Future Today
If you or a family member has been arrested or charged, you need a lawyer now. I can protect your rights and explain your options to you so you can make an informed decision about how to move forward. For a free consultation, just call me at 412-560-9877 or fill out a short contact form. Located in Pittsburgh, I serve clients from Allegheny County, Washington County and Butler County.