Pennsylvania DUI Attorney


DUI Defense

Jeff has been dedicated to the aggressive defense of DUI cases for more than 23 years. Jeff has handled literally thousands of DUIs in his time as a prosecuting attorney and defense attorney. Over the years, Jeff has established himself to be on the cutting edge of DUI Defense and has received the highest ratings from legal rating service companies such as “Super Lawyers” “Avvo” and the “National Trial Lawyers.” PROVEN RESULTS.

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DUI laws change constantly, with classifications, punishments and fines getting tougher and tougher. See the latest criminal penalties and DMV licensing ramifications

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Jeffrey D. Veitch Esq

Jeff Veitch is an experienced Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer who is a frequent speaker on the topic of defending accused drunk drivers, and an author on the subject.

Erie Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer

Jeffrey D. Veitch, Esquire has been named a "Super Lawyer" 2016-2021

A former prosecutor, Jeff, was named a “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters LAW & POLITICS Magazine for six consecutive years and has been listed among the “Who's Who in Criminal Defense & DUI/DWI Law”  2007-2021. Jeff was also selected by his peers as a "TOP 100" Pennsylvania Trial Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers and a "Top 10" for Client Satisfaction in Pennsylvania by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. Jeff has also achieved a 10/10 superb rating from Avvo, an independent attorney rating service. 

Jeff limits his practice to the aggressive and effective representation of Criminal and DUI Defense and Personal Injury. If you or a loved one have been injured or if you are facing a criminal charge, no matter the severity, your freedom and well-being are on the line. You cannot afford to waste time; protect your job, protect your freedom, retain an experienced Erie, Pennsylvania litigation attorney.


Erie DUI & Criminal Defense


Chances are if you find yourself here, you or someone close to you has been charged with a crime. You have very little time to get the ball rolling. Seek the advice of a top Erie Pennsylvania trial attorney soon. As a prosecutor and defense attorney, Jeff has handled thousands of cases and has successfully litigated more than a hundred cases through trial. In his career, Jeff has been involved in many complex trials and appeals in Pennsylvania and Washington, ranging from DUI to first degree murder.

When you are being investigated for a crime, or have been injured through the negligence of another, it is imperative that you retain the best Erie attorney you can as soon as possible. Oftentimes the early stages of a case are when crucial evidence may be found and strategies can be put in place to obtain the best possible outcome. Hire a Top-Rated and respected Lawyer who makes a difference. Don't Delay. Call Today. 

One of the nicest guys in the world, who is a powerhouse in the courtroom!
"Jeff really saved my case! He acted both as an attorney and a counselor at the same time...An expert in his field, Jeff really knows his stuff. I shudder to think what might have happened if I went with another attorney. So thank you, Jeff! You're the Man!" – Posted by a client M.H.
Jeff won both of my cases!
"Jeff is an excellent and extremely knowledgeable, bright and well respected attorney... He was very supportive of my desire to see through my case to trial despite the fact that it was brought in a challenging court, to say the least. He set realistic expectations along the way so I knew what I was getting myself into but never encouraged me to make a deal, knowing that that didn't sit well with me... I doubt I would have had the same results with another attorney. We won both the DMV and criminal cases."– Posted by a client


Associations and Recognitions:

  • Chair of the Erie County Bar Association Criminal Practice Section.
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • Founding Member and Past-President of the Northwest Academy of DUI Defense.
  • Member of the National College of DUI Defense 2000-2017.
  • "Super Lawyer" Thomson/Reuters, Washington Law & Politics 2016-2019
  • National Trial Lawyers "Top 100" Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorney
  • "10 Best for Client Satisfaction" American Institute of Criminal Attorneys-PA
  • AVVO Rated Superb 10/10.
  • Founding Member of Citizens for Judicial Excellence.

Erie BUI Lawyer (Boating Under The Influence)

With the arrival of warmer weather comes increased boating on area waterways.  While alcohol consumption is often seen and accepted as part of the boating experience,  Pennsylvania legislation sees it otherwise.  Our laws prohibit Boating while under the influence just as it does Driving while under the influence.  Area law enforcement is increasingly on the look-out for boat operators impaired by alcohol and/or drugs. The Courts are seeing ever more charges relating to this crime, “Operation of a vessel Under the Influence of Intoxicating Liquor,” also known as “BUI” or “Boating under the influence.” While similar to DUI legislation in theory, a BUI is a distinct charge.  It is governed by a different statute. 30 Pa.C.S. § 5502.  Any criminal charge is a serious matter as it always carries the potential for jail time and monetary penalties.  The Veitch Law Firm is ready and able to defend you no matter if the offense occurs on land or water.  Call us today for a free consultation.

THE VEITCH LAW FIRM, is a DUI and Criminal Defense firm serving Western Pennsylvania, dedicated to the aggressive defense of DUI and other serious criminal matters. DUI Lawyer Jeffrey Veitch is dedicated to the highest level of advocacy on behalf of his clients. Attorney Veitch regularly appears as a speaker at various legal education seminars for other attorneys, publishes articles and has been the author of the Defending DUI's section of the Law and Practice Manual since 2002.

With our main office located in Erie, PA, we conveniently handle cases throughout Western Pennsylvania. Our experienced Criminal & DUI Lawyer maintain an exceptional practice handling Pennsylvania DUI and DWI related matters. Attorney Veitch has more than 25 years experience and should be your choice if you need an aggressive and top-rated Drunk Driving Defense or Criminal Defense Attorney. If you are arrested for drunk driving, or any criminal violation, Jeffrey Veitch is here to help. A qualified Erie PA, Criminal & DUI Attorney is the best option to help you navigate your way through the complexities of Pennsylvania's tough drunk driving laws.

If Success is your only option, and you need the best criminal or DUI lawyer, we hope you will consider The Veitch Law Firm to represent you. Attorney Veitch keeps up with the latest law, science and local issues in DUI and criminal defense and is aware of all major developments that can affect your case and your license, as well as the myriad of suppression issues which have led to the successful defense of many hundreds of DUI cases in recent years.

If you are looking for an experienced, professional and reliable DUI or Criminal Attorney, do not hesitate to call  814.314.0051. Call us anytime for a free consultation to educate yourself about your drunk driving arrest or other criminal matters. We will be able to explain the entire process to help remove the fear and uncertainty of your upcoming criminal case.

Free Initial Consultation

Mr. Veitch offers a free initial consultation to people accused of DUI and related offenses in Pennsylvania.

The Veitch Law Firm
2525 West 26th St.
Erie, PA 16506