Even if you took a breath test or blood test and the results showed that you were beyond the legal limit, do not assume that you have to automatically plead guilty. In many situations, evidence gained from these tests is not reliable and can be challenged by a skilled attorney.
The Reading lawyers of Emkey Law Firm have extensive experience defending people against DUI charges in Berks County and throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. We examine every fact surrounding your traffic stop, breath and blood testing, and arrest. If there were errors made, we seek to prevent evidence from being used against you.
Just a few of the possible reasons why the results of a blood or breath test may be challenged in Pennsylvania include:
The breath test is by far the most common form of DUI testing in Reading and surrounding areas. However, if you were arrested for drug-related DUI, blood tests will be used instead. Whatever your situation, our Berks County DUI defense attorneys will evaluate it, and if there are weaknesses in the case against you, we will expose them.
Those who drive on Pennsylvania roads are considered to have automatically given consent to submit to these tests. You do technically have the right to refuse, but refusal results in a one-year driver's license suspension and can bring additional complications. Read our breath test refusal page for more in-depth discussion.
When you have criminal defense needs, the lawyers of Emkey Law Firm are ready to help. We answer phones 24 hours a day, and we are available for night and weekend appointments for your convenience.