Practice Areas Overview

Attorney in State College, Pennsylvania Field sobriety test

An Overview of My DUI and Traffic Violations Practice

At the Law Office of Scott N. Pletcher, I focus my practice on representing individuals in cases involving felonies, misdemeanors or summary offenses. I do more than just protect your rights. I will work closely with you, keeping you regularly informed of the status of your case, educating you regarding your options and the consequences of the different choices you make, and providing you with an honest assessment of your likelihood of success. Contact my office by e-mail or call at 814-272-0303 to schedule a free initial consultation for criminal matters or a small consultation fee for summary offenses.

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

I defend people who have been charged with driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated or, as it is now known in Pennsylvania, driving after imbibing (DAI). I handle all misdemeanor or felony DUI offenses, representing first time defendants as well as repeat offenders. When appropriate, I will work to secure Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD), which leads to the dismissal of charges and the expungement from your record, provided you meet the conditions set forth by the court. See my DUI page to learn more.

Alcohol-Related Offenses

I protect the rights of individuals who have been charged with summary offenses such as underage drinking, public intoxication or drunkenness, disorderly conduct, providing alcohol to a minor or harassment. I represent adults and minors, including students at Penn State University and other colleges in the area. For additional information, go to my page on alcohol-related offenses .

Traffic Violations

I represent local residents and visitors to the area, including commercial drivers, who have been ticketed for moving violations, including speeding, reckless or careless driving, failure to stop at a traffic light, or operating a vehicle without proper insurance or without a driver's license. To learn more, see my page on traffic violations . For information on the point system in Pennsylvania, click here .

To schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation for criminal matters, or a small consultation fee for summary offenses, with an experienced lawyer, contact me by e-mail or call at 814-272-0303. My office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am until 5 pm, and evenings and weekends by appointment. I am located at the corner of South Burrowes Street and Calder Way.