Michael D. Dautrich

Attorney At Law

Serving Reading, Pennsylvania

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DUI Defense Attorney

Dautrich & O'Brien Law Offices, P.C.

Are you looking for an experienced DUI attorney in Reading, Pennsylvania? If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a crime, we may be able to help.

Michael D. Dautrich, DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer, handles all criminal cases including DUI & Personal Injury Defense.

Attorney, Michael D. Dautrich, provides professional legal representation in Reading & the Eastern Pennsylvania region.

We are effective and aggressive and will work to help you get results that you need, from minor to major charges, at affordable rates.

If you have been charged with a crime, call our office now for a free case review 610-375-9444.

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If you have a legal question, concern, or would like to schedule a consultation simply fill out the form below.

If this is an urgent matter please call 610-375-9444.

While Michael was in law school, he was employed for two years with the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, which is the enforcement arm of the State Police that enforces citations against Pennsylvania Liquor Licensees. In that capacity, Michael became a certified legal intern and personally handled many hearings for the State Police. In addition, in his role enforcing the liquor code, Michael gained insight into how to defend a licensee with regard to liquor license matters. Since coming into private practice, Michael has practiced in liquor license work, including but not limited to transfer applications, nuisance bar defense, and liquor license citation defense.

Michael D. Dautrich, Esquire has been in private practice since 1996. Prior to beginning private practice, Michael was a law clerk for the Honorable Scott D. Keller in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. 

Over the past 24 years in private practice, Michael has participated in hundreds of civil and criminal hearings throughout Eastern Pennsylvania. He has handled numerous jury trials in both civil and criminal courts, including personally handling numerous murder trials. Michael is death penalty certified under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure as experienced enough to handle death penalty cases. Michael is a past Chairman of the Berks County Bar Association Criminal Law Section.

In his personal injury practice, Michael has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his clients. In workers’ compensation cases, Michael has made some of the most substantial settlements in Berks County and is a past chairman of the Berks County Bar Association Workers Compensation Section.

Do you need a DUI Lawyer?

Every state has some sort of “driving while intoxicated” statute. The term “driving while intoxicated” is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be “drunk” or “intoxicated” to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states).

a DUI Lawyer can help. . . .

Assess your legal situation

An experienced DUI Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A DUI lawyer mostly deals with DUI matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.

Explain the Consequences

The consequences of a DUI vary greatly from state to state and a DUI lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DWI , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state’s motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.

Manage the process

Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A DUI Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.

Represent you in court

An experienced DUI Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.

Don't Know if a DUI Lawyer is right for you? Here are some General Guidelines:


Definitely hire a DUI Lawyer if you already have several DUI and receive another; or if your DUI arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.


Seriously consider hiring a DUI Lawyer if you’ve been arrested for a second DUI (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.


You might want to hire a DUI Lawyer in Reading if you don’t understand your rights or DUI laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don’t know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.

Michael D. Dautrich

Attorney At Law

Area of Practice

Criminal Defense
– All Felonies
– All Misdemeanors
– Assaults
– Drugs
– Gun Charges
– Death Penalty
– Thefts

Personal Injury
– Automobile Accidents
– Civil Rights Claims
– Product Liability
– School District Liability
– Wrongful Death


J.D., Widner University School of Law; Harrisburg, PA, Cum Laude
– BA, 1992
, Franklin & Marshall College; Lancaster, PA
1993 – 95, Widner Journal of Public Law
1994 -95, Law Journal Editor

Fraternity – Kappa Sigma


1996, Pennsylvania
1998, U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
2000, U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit


2012 – present, Blankets of Hope, Board Member & Secretary


Michael was born in Reading, Pa, and graduated in 1988 from the former Mt. Penn High School. After high school, Michael attended Franklin & Marshal College and graduated in 1992. He then attended and graduated law school in 1995 from Widener University School of Law. 

Michael Barna

My Rights

Attorney Dautrich saved me from a license suspension, was extremely professional and very affordable as well. I’d recommend this firm to anyone.


Michelle Mitchell-Hetrick

Helpful and Knowledgeable

If I could give Mr. Dautrich a 10 star rating for his services in my traffic court case I would. How he managed to get all 4 points removed from my accident incident is beyond me, but I’m very grateful.


Iris Feliciano

Great Communication

I when to get advice on a issued i was having with the West Reading concerning my mom and he was very attentive, friendly and fast acting in helping to resolve my Issue. Will recommend this Law Firm.


Talk to a Reading DUI Attorney today!

Contact Dautrich & O’Brien Law Offices, P.C. at 610-375-9444 or via email with the form above.

How Can We Help You?

At the Law Offices of Michael D Dautrich, we are committed to protecting your freedom, your record and your rights. Attorney Michael D Dautrich has vast legal experience in the fields of criminal law, personal injury and family law matters. If you are in need of serious legal representation you need an experienced attorney to help you get through this difficult time in you life. Michael D Dautrich works hard to get his clients the best possible outcome for their situation. This is true no matter what the case may be.

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