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DUIs and Alcohol Offenses

Pittsburgh DUI Lawyer Criminal Defense for DUI Charges

In our experience, drivers arrested on DUI charges sometimes refuse to fight the charges out of embarrassment or shame. This is one of the biggest mistakes a driver can make. Even a first-time DUI conviction carries serious penalties — in the form of a suspended driver’s license, court costs, fines, fees for driver’s education courses and increased insurance rates.

Even drivers arrested on first-time drunk-driving charges should consider the benefits of hiring a DUI defense lawyer to help mitigate the consequences. And commercial drivers or drivers facing a second or third DUI conviction should seek legal advice as soon as possible — because the potential criminal penalties for commercial drivers or multiple DUI offenders can be extremely serious, including jail time and a lengthy driver’s license suspension.

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers in Downtown Pittsburgh

Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law, is a downtown Pittsburgh law firm providing criminal defense legal services to individuals throughout Western Pennsylvania. At Farrell Weaver & Okun, criminal defense — including defense of DUI and other alcohol-related crimes — is the primary focus of our practice. In addition to DUI defense, we handle charges related to underage drinking crimes and all cases in which alcohol use or abuse may be a factor.

Our attorneys have decades of experience handling DUI defense on behalf of individuals from all walks of life. We use our well-honed legal skills in a focused effort to mitigate the negative consequences of a drunk-driving arrest.

Former Prosecutor Who Understand the Criminal Justice System

At Farrell Weaver & Okun, Thomas N. Farrell is a former Assistant District Attorney of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office and a Deputy Attorney General of the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. Our clients benefit from our experience on both sides of the criminal justice system. Because we have worked on both sides of DUI cases, we understand how the district attorney’s office operates, which helps us build a strong defense for our clients.

Free and Confidential Initial Consultations

At Farrell Weaver & Okun, we offer a free and confidential initial consultation to all new potential clients. Our offices are in downtown Pittsburgh, one block from the Allegheny County Courthouse, near the First Avenue T stop. Ample parking lots are located in the area.

To schedule an appointment, call us at (412) 201-5159, or send an e-mail.

Client Reviews
"This firm is absolutely amazing! From Erika who is sweet and always helpFul. To Tom's right hand ace attorney Lyle Weaver, and the man Tom Farrell is The Top appellate and criminal lawyer in Allegheny county and Pittsburgh!! These men gave me a second chance at my life... and while they are half way there! They got me a new trial, my freedom, and have no doubt they will get me the best resolution possible in the end! As I said Tom screw John Wayne your my hero! Thank you more than words can say!" J
"Polite, courteous, respectful, and nice. Did a great job handling my traffic case." J.A.
"Professional, Personable, Respected by his Peers, Tom Produces Results" D.C.
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"The team did remarkable work. They were sharp, direct, and focused throughout the whole process. Theres a saying that goes quoted by a famous boxer Ali " Dont count the days, make the days count." Everyday they provided there teamwork, arguments, and professionalism to get to the bottom of the outcome and won the case. Im deeply thankful for the hard work and service they gave my cousin!!" L.B.
"My advice to you? Get the right defense at the magistrate level, and don't wait to be drowned further before finding a decent attorney like Justin and his team." Anonymous