People often assume that they have no alternative but to enter a guilty plea if charged with a DUI. Whether you are facing a first or subsequent DUI offense, you need to understand your rights and the strategies for defending a DUI charge. Often, the best way to reach a favorable resolution in a DUI case is to work with an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will protect your rights and empower you to make informed decisions.
At James Law, our firm is will aggressively assert defenses available to you in a DUI prosecution and make you aware of the risks and benefits of proceedings to trial. You can be confident of the advice you will receive at James Law. In 2014, the McKeesport Daily News named attorney Ryan H. James as the Readers’ Choice “Best Attorney.”
The Science Is Not Always Right.
Pulled over for a DUI in Pennsylvania? No doubt you were subject to field sobriety tests, breath tests, or blood analysis. If the police told you that these tests and analyses showed you were intoxicated, you might assume that a conviction for drunk driving is inevitable, but you may be jumping to conclusions.
DUI Tests Are Not Perfect Science.
When it comes to Preliminary Breath Tests (or breathalyzers), field sobriety tests, or blood analysis, it is important to recognize that human error, inadequate training, and improper calibrations are all factors affecting the results of seemingly unbeatable DUI tests. Here, attorney James will examine your DUI in all particulars and attack the Commonwealth’s case on all fronts. In consultation with you, after considering all risks and benefits, attorney James will force the prosecution to prove every aspect of its DUI case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. Depending on the details of your case, often times this may result in acquittal or dismissal of the charges against you.
Act Now to Prepare Your Defense and Safeguard Your License.
It is crucial to act fast if you have been accused of driving under the influence. The sooner you contact James Law to begin working on your defense, the better your chances are of securing a successful resolution to your DUI charges. Beginning at the preliminary hearing, we can test the sufficiency of the Commonwealth’s case or negotiate your placement in pretrial diversionary programs like the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program or the Phoenix court (in Allegheny County).