Driving Under the Influence

“If you get a DUI, I will make it my personal mission to get you into the ARD program.”

Have you been charged with driving under the influence (DUI)? If so, your first call should be to Christopher Kokiko, Attorney at Law at 215-536-4516.

DUI is an extremely serious charge for which you need the assistance and representation of an experienced attorney who you can trust to give you honest, thoughtful advice about your arrest. Christopher Kokiko has more than 27 years of experience assisting clients in Doylestown, Quakertown and Central Bucks County with resolving their DUI cases.

shutterstock_62119591A DUI conviction can result in severe consequences that may include:

  • Loss of your job
  • Revocation or suspension of your driver’s license
  • An increase in your car insurance premiums
  • Fines
  • Jail time

For first time offenders in Pennsylvania, there is a program known as Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD).  ARD is a special pre-trial intervention program for non-violent first time offenders.  While each county’s ARD program is different, the focus is on rehabilitation and prevention of future incidents.

ARD allows first time offenders to avoid jail time and, if the necessary conditions are met, the DUI arrest may be cleared from offender’s criminal record. Christopher Kokiko understands the legal system and has years of experience working with district attorneys’ offices in Bucks and the surrounding counties, to negotiate ARD settlements on behalf of his clients – settlements that have kept clients out of jail; reduced their time in court; and avoided conviction and a criminal record.

Christopher Kokiko represents his DUI clients from start to finish – every step of the way. If you are arrested for DUI, Christopher Kokiko will:

  • Counsel you to help you understand your legal rights
  • Represent you at your preliminary hearing, arraignment and disposition (trial)
  • Prepare all necessary legal documentation
  • Negotiate with the District Attorney’s office to resolve your case with the best possible outcome for your circumstances
  • Assist you through the entire legal process to make sure you understand all of your options

Even as drunk driving laws get tougher and DUI penalties stricter, people continue to drink and get behind the wheel. In fact, more than 35,000 people are arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania each year. {www.dmv.state.pa.us} If this happens to you, contact an attorney who understands Pennsylvania’s DUI laws and has the experience and expertise to help you get the best possible outcome. Contact Christopher Kokiko at 215-536-4516 to learn how he can help you.