What Happens During a DUI Arrest in Pennsylvania
Experienced Delaware & Chester County Defense Lawyers
Getting stopped by the police and being asked to step out of your car can be a harrowing experience, especially for someone who has never been in trouble with the law before.
But just because you were drinking and driving before your arrest does not mean that you will be convicted. At each stage of the process — the vehicle stop, the investigation prior to the arrest, in the station and in the testing room — the police can make mistakes. And it only takes one mistake by the police to result in the dismissal of a DUI charge.
Contact Cherry DUI Law, for a free consultation as soon as possible after an arrest.
DUI Attorneys in Philadelphia and Media
At Cherry DUI Law, we provide skillful, results-oriented representation for people facing DUI charges in southeastern Pennsylvania. We take a comprehensive approach to DUI defense — examining the vehicle stop, the pre-arrest investigation, blood alcohol testing procedures and other factors that could lead to positive outcomes for our clients.
Prior to a DUI Arrest
Police cannot arrest you for DUI just because they think that you are intoxicated. For an arrest and subsequent prosecution to hold up in court, they must have witnessed actual behavior that gave them reason to believe that you were intoxicated at the time you were driving. To obtain this evidence, they conducted an investigation and made observations following the vehicle stop.
An officer is trained to look for certain things during this investigation. Before you were arrested, the officer probably looked into your eyes for signs of intoxication. The officer may have thought that he or she detected the smell of alcohol on your breath. The officer probably engaged you in conversation and listened for slurred speech. At some point, the officer may have asked you to perform field sobriety tests.
Our lawyers will examine these and other factors that could lead to a dismissal of the charge or reduction to a nonalcohol driving offense. Even after your arrest, failure to properly read your Miranda rights could enable us to overcome the charge.
Don’t think that your case is lost before discussing your case with Cherry DUI Law We will work diligently to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.
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For a free consultation about a DUI arrest in the Philadelphia, area, contact Cherry DUI Law