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March 17, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE:

The Law Office of V. Erik Petersen remains available to help those in need during these uncertain times. Simply call us at 215-513-1700 and leave a message at extension 122. I am monitoring my phone lines at all times and I will call you back as soon as possible.


If you have been charged with a crime or a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) my years of experience and my promise to outwork the prosecution will guarantee the best possible result for you. Whether you need a jury trial or a negotiated guilty plea I have the experience and skills to get the outcome that you need to move forward with your life.

Many individuals charged with minor crimes including DUI are eligible for a first-time offender program known as ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition). This program avoids all jail time, significantly reduces any applicable license suspension for DUI offenses and gives you the ability to maintain a clean criminal record.

House Arrest is often an option as way to avoid the mandatory jailtime associated with second and subsequent DUI charges. Going to trial and fighting for your innocence is also always an option. I have handled many cases through trial with great success.

EXCITING NEWS!!!! A new Pennsylvania Law now allows most DUI offenders to obtain an Ignition Interlock License. This new law will allow many DUI offenders to drive as long as they qualify and comply with the ignition interlock protocol. I have helped many clients obtain their Ignition Interlock License.

Experience counts when it comes to getting the best possible result. I am a former Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney who rose through the ranks in that office and became The Chief of Pre-Trials. I was promoted numerous times because I successfully prosecuted Homicide, Homicide by Vehicle, Robbery, Burglary, Arson and related cases.

To find out more about how I can assist you,
contact the Law Offices of V. Erik Petersen
for a free consultation
(215) 513-1700.

Vincent Erik Petersen

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Sole Practitioner

Prior to beginning his legal career, Vincent Erik Petersen, "Erik", went to Penn State University. While at Penn State Erik became very interested in the Criminal Justice field. He then decided to transfer to Temple University located in Philadelphia due to their nationally known Criminal Justice course of study. Erik graduated cum laude from Temple University with a B.A. Degree in Criminal Justice. He then went to Widener Law School located in Wilmington, Delaware where he graduated with a Law Degree and received an American Jurisprudence Award for his outstanding academic achievements.

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Client Reviews

Alice Reeves

Erik Petersen and his office staff are extremely helpful, very professional and trustworthy. He is quick with responses and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him.

Ruger Dleifro

Awesome Man, I would never go anywhere else he's been my lawyer since 08' I highly recommend him!!! He has been there for me every time I needed him thanks Erik!

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