Pittsburgh DUI Illegal Stop Attorney
There is a lot of misinformation out there about DUI defense. Many individuals as well as attorneys believe that a DUI case cannot be beaten. They simply believe that they will have to settle for seeking a smaller penalty or a diversionary option.
This information may be true if you are working with an inexperienced drunk driving defense lawyer. But it is important to know that experience matters — and that working with an experienced attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
At the Pittsburgh law office of DeLuca, Ricciuti & Konieczka, our attorneys each have more than a decade of experience in criminal defense. Additionally, our attorneys are former assistant district attorneys, experienced at both the prosecution and defense of DUI cases. We craft our defense understanding how the other side is building its case against you.
To find out more about our approach to DUI defense, contact our law office today to schedule a free consultation.
How to Fight Your DUI Arrest
Our firm looks at a number of factors when determining the best defense strategy for each client:
- The DUI traffic stop — Did the police officer have reasonable suspicion that you were breaking the law in order to justify stopping your car? If not, the traffic stop may be deemed unconstitutional, and any evidence gathered during the stop will be thrown out.
- Evidence during DUI stop — Did the police officer gather enough evidence during the traffic stop to warrant DUI charges? The results of field sobriety tests are always questionable. Portable Breathalyzer test results are often inaccurate. Additionally, the police officer may make observations about the driver's behavior to warrant administering DUI tests — without knowing the driver's personality or considering that he or she may be nervous.
- The Intoxilyzer test — Was the police officer who conducted the Intoxilyzer test certified to do so? If not, the blood alcohol content (BAC) reading may not be admissible in court. Additionally, we will consider the timeframe of the traffic stop versus when the Breathalyzer test was administered.
- Other considerations
- In order to be convicted of DUI, the prosecution must prove that the person in question was actually the person who was driving the car.
- The time between when the driver was operating the car and the time when the BAC test was administered may come into play. A lapse in time may affect an individual's BAC level.
Contact Our Allegheny County, PA, Challenge Probable Cause Lawyer
Contact a DUI illegal stop attorney from our law firm to schedule a free consultation. Call (412) 567-0845. Allow us to put our ability, reputation, and experience to work for you.