In some cases, the only viable option in your case is to face the charges head-on and have a DUI trial before a Judge or jury. In Pennsylvania, not all DUI charges entitle an accused to a jury trial. In all circumstances where you are entitled to a jury trial, you may opt for a bench trial (or trial in front of a Judge only).
This is a decision that is in the sole discretion of the accused and should be made only after a thorough conversation and discussion with a skilled DUI lawyer.
Once at the DUI trial, it is your attorney’s chance to attack the lack of evidence of elements of the crime, the credibility of the witness, the chain of custody of the blood that was taken, the scientific evidence of the chemical tests, and even the calibration of the machines taking the test, all depending on the specific facts and circumstances.
When you are charged with a DUI or drunk driving offense, a DUI trial is the one time that you have to persuade the Judge or jury that the Commonwealth has not met its burden beyond a reasonable doubt. It is crucial to have a skilled lawyer represent you at this critical stage of the process.
Contact Mike DiCindio, West Chester DUI lawyer, to schedule your free initial consultation today, call us at (610) 430-3535.
The above listed information does not include the entire crimes code, annotations, amendments, or any recent changes that may be relevant. The information provided is for informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal developments. These materials are not intended, and should not be taken, as legal advice on any particular set of facts or circumstances. Please contact DiCindio Law for a consultation and to discuss what law is relevant to your case.
Mike DiCindio is a West Chester criminal defense attorney who represents individuals accused of crimes throughout all of Chester County, including West Chester, Phoenixville, Malvern, Coatesville, Paoli, Downingtown, Tredyffrin, West Goshen, Honey Brook, Oxford, Devon, Pottstown, Chesterbrook, Parkesburg, Kennett Square, and Avondale as well as in Montgomery County, Lancaster County, Delaware County, Philadelphia County, Bucks County, and Berks County.