Impact Of DUIs
According to a new report, state and local police have seen the
second-highest number of crashes related to DUIs in and
around Media over the last year.
This has amounted to some
622 DUI arrests and 165 DUI
crashes, the third-highest
number in the state.
Arik Benari, of The Benari Law Group, has likewise seen the
number of DUI related cases on the rise in Media and the
As a DUI defense lawyer in Delaware County,
Benari has seen the impact of a DUI charge in
Delaware County. It can completely change a
life, impacting professional opportunities,
housing options, and even custody and
"People don't realize that one night, one good time, can completely destroy
their entire lives. Going to your buddy's bachelor party or having a night with
the girls can lead to so much more," the Delaware County DUI lawyer says.
In some senses, people even
consider drunk driving charges in
Delaware County as more severe
than driving under the influence of
"If you want to be a chaperone at your child's field trip, a DUI can stop that.
If you want to get a certain job, if you need to travel, a DUI can stop that,"
the DUI lawyer says.
The Benari Law Group has
successfully defended DUI cases for
over seventeen years now, even as the
number of cases relating to drugs
and/or alcohol has continued to rise.
According to Arik Benari, "There has absolutely been an increase
in Delco DUIs, and likewise, there has been an increase in the
number of checkpoints and illegal stops."
It is best that people know about their rights and
what they can and cannot do when they have
been stopped under suspicion of a DUI. While
there have been some proposals put into place
to eliminate DUIs from records after some time,
they still impact people for decades.
"Certainly criminal offenders need to get help and shouldn't be
driving if they cannot control themselves," Benari says.
"It is a shame, though, to completely
ruin the rest of their lives. Espec