Because drunk driving takes so many lives every year throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the nation, law enforcement agents and court officials will likely come down hard on you if they suspect you have been operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Such situations often lack clarity, however, for situations are not always as they seem. For instance, you may have taken a cold medicine or used mouthwash that caused a breath test to register positive for alcohol.
Local, state and federal governments often implement certain tools and programs in the hope of reducing the number of drunk driving collisions and arrests that take place on the nation's roadways. Facing DUI charges does not necessarily mean the court will convict you for the crime. The better you understand your rights and the stronger support network you have in place, the likelier you will be able to mitigate your circumstances.