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Underage DUI Lawyers in Erie, PA

If you've received an underage DUI, don't waste your time. Contact the DUI lawyers at Sebald Hackwelder Orton for a free consultation. College students are the most common people to receive underage drinking charges, and Erie, PA is filled with colleges and universities including Edinboro University, Gannon University, Mercyhurst University, Penn State Behrend, and more.

If you are a college student driving home from drinking with friends downtown, you probably didn't expect to be pulled over by the police. Typically, DUI charges occur while being pulled over for a traffic violation.

First Underage DUI Offense Penalties

Underage DUI Lawyers in Erie, PA - Sebald Hackwelder Orton

If you are convicted of an underage DUI for the first time, you face the following penalties:

  • undergo imprisonment of not less than 48 consecutive hours;
  • pay a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $5,000;
  • attend an alcohol highway safety school approved by the department; and
  • comply with all drug and alcohol treatment requirements imposed under sections 3814 and 3815.

Everyone makes mistakes. The experienced DUI lawyers at Sebald Hackwelder Orton in Erie, PA are here to help you protect your rights and minimize any underage drinking offense consequences.

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Reviews

 

Stephen Sebald far exceeded my expectations. As a result of trusting in his extensive knowledge of the law & him working diligently on my case, charges were substantially reduced. He was always on call & went above & beyond in my case. Excellent defense attorney!

 
Shelley

Attorney Sebald did a great job handling my case. I was cited improperly for a traffic accident, and Steve and his partner were able to resolve the situation quickly and with great professionalism.

 
Tom

Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome.

 
MichaelErie, PA

I hired Eric for someone who was facing serious felony charges. He is a fairly young man with a young child who he absolutely adores. He had made mistakes and I didn't feel he needed to go to jail and be separated from that child. Eric was extremely helpful and actually, you could tell that he took this case personally because of all of the time and effort he put into the case. He was always available to us and his family. When it came time for the sentencing we all thought he was going to jail. When the judge sentenced him to 3 years parole we were all extremely happy. I can not say enough good things to say about Eric.

 
Jeffrey

Attorney Sebald represented me in 2005 for a DUI. So when I was facing legal problems again in 2015 for getting 3 DUI's in a 5 month period due to an addiction to alcohol I knew I needed him to represent me again. Mr. Sebald truly cares about his clients. I met with him we discussed my case and what I was facing. He guided me on what I should do. He doesn't sugar coat things. Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do...

 
Michael

I have many good things to say about Mr. Hackwelder and his team. From the beginning he came to our aid last minute and were good at keeping open lines of communication with me and my family. They worked on our case up to the last possible moment and even met with me on weekends. He answered all my questions throughout the whole process, was polite and did not waste time. The case was an extremely hard one, and the legal system was a bear to work with, but Mr. Hackwelder showed up every time with lots of energy and a positive attitude. He never promised what could not be done, but our results were extremely positive, in part to his hard work and constant attention to important details. I highly recommend him and his team. Mr. Hackwelder, I believe, went above and beyond the call of duty in our unique circumstance.

 
April

Because I listened to his expert advice, I will serve NO prison time, NO jail time, and my fine was minimal. Thanks again Stephen for a tough uphill battle, and you never gave up.

 
JohnErie, PA

Eric was great. Very professional and very knowledgeable of the law. Attorney Hackwelder and his partner were able to resolve my particular case quickly and to my benefit. Good job!

 
Tom

Eric has helped us numerous times. He has been there for us when ever we call and made himself available in a moments notice, when necessary. He knows just what to do and is also great at dealing with the emotional side of the situation. We trust him completely and would highly recommend Eric.

 
Rhonda

Mr. Hackwelder and Mr. Sebald both worked very diligently to a resolution of a very serious case. My son was accused of a crime that would have cost him his freedom and caused irreparable harm to his reputation and his family unit. A conviction would have led to certain alienation of his rights as a father. My son, a provider and a family man was accused by a third party with an obvious agenda. Both Hackwelder and Sebald did exactly as the indicated at our first meeting. They said that this case would end up dismissed and it was. They were able to successfully demonstrate to the district attorney that there was no way that this case would be successfully prosecuted because of the lack of evidence, improper conduct and the overt agenda of the accusing party. I would not hesitate to ask Eric Hackwelder or Stephen Sebald to represent my loved ones again and you definitely shouldn't look any further.

 
Michael
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