Facing DUI Charges?
The laws against drunk driving in Pennsylvania are extremely strict. However, it does not mean that you do not have legal options. As with other criminal charges, those accused of a DUI are innocent until proven guilty and deserve the best legal defense possible to ensure that their rights are protected.
At Mastri Law LLC, we have represented many drivers accused of DUI in the various courts in the 19 counties that surround the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Even if you tested above the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC), we can still challenge the results in a court of law. Our attorney is a former prosecutor and has a strong understanding of how to challenge police procedures, question the training of the officer, the calibration and maintenance of the breath testing device and how the officer conducted the arrest. This can help
Common Defense Options In A DUI Case
Because our attorney has both prosecuted and defended clients against DUI charges, we know how these cases work. We can examine the details to determine if there are crucial factors that will reduce or dismiss charges. This line of questioning includes:
- Did law enforcement officers have a clear indication that you were violating motor vehicle laws before pulling you over? In other words, was the stop legal?
- Each sobriety test has its own protocols. Was your test administered properly and in the appropriate timeframe to reflect your BAC when you were driving?
- Did the officer properly operate and maintain the equipment to ensure an accurate reading?
What To Do If You Get Pulled Over
It is important to talk to an attorney if you are pulled over. We cannot guarantee that the charges will be dismissed or reduced, but mounting an aggressive legal defense is a wise course of action with any DUI charge. It can be the difference between having your life changed for the worse or managing a difficult legal situation and moving on with your life.
Charged With DUI? Call Us Right Away.
If you or a loved one has been charged with drunk driving in Pennsylvania, we may be able to help. To schedule a free initial consultation, just call 570-343-1111 or send us an email. Our office is located in Scranton in the historic Scranton Life Building.