A Pennsylvania man recently went out to get some breakfast and ended up being arrested. He’s been charged with drunk driving and various other criminal accusations. The consequences tied to a conviction in this case may be quite severe. The accused has the right to retain legal counsel of his choice to assist him during this difficult time.

According to a recent news report, on the morning of June 5, a 25-year-old male visited a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Bethel Park. When entering the drive-thru lane he somehow struck the building. Police were called to the scene. Over the course of their brief investigation, they came to the conclusion that the accused was operating a vehicle that did not belong to him and he was doing so while under the influence.

The accused was transported to the hospital, and a blood test was performed. The results of that test have not been reported to the public. After his visit to the medical facility, the accused was taken to Allegheny County Jail. Bond in his case was set at $50,000.

If convicted, this young man’s whole life could change. Potential short-term consequences include incarceration and fines — among others. As far as long-term consequences go, having a criminal conviction on a person’s record can affect one’s ability to get a job and support oneself and family. A criminal defense attorney who has experience handling drunk driving and the other charges filed in this case can help an accused fight his case in a Pennsylvania court and seek the best possible outcome.