Over the holidays, many Pennsylvania drivers will be stopped by police for DUI. Law enforcement is a human endeavor and police officers are prone to mistakes which can lead to false arrest. As citizens fit is up to you to arm yourself with knowledge of the law so you can protect yourself against a false DUI.
This is why The McShane Firm has put together a guide to help educate you on your rights and how you should use them. Please read: What to Do if You’re pulled over for DUI in PA.
If you need professional advice on a DUI or criminal matter, please contact the Pennsylvania DUI attorneys at The McShane Firm at 1-866-MCSHANE.
3 responses to “How to Save Yourself from a False DUI Conviction”
Tom Harold says:
Once stopped in Northampton Cty, PA you are screwed. You are presumed guilty and the DA’s office are in bed together to keep DA’s record of plea’s at 98% I got to the day before trial and was threatened by Judge with 3-6 month sentence for a 2nd offense .11 that was drawn 2 1/2 hours after stop into a vial w/o anti-coag. After I turned down DA offer of .99 and 5 days Judge took over as prosecutor. At next court appearances there was no pre-trial conf – the judge just said on record that at trial I needed to bring toothbrush at trial. I was then called in for a supposed where Judge told my Atty if I didn’t plead guilty to .11 he would find me guilty the next day no matter what my evidence showed and I would get max sentence he could impose. The ADA wasn’t even present. The judge theoretically never saw the ADA’s evidence and certainly didn’t see the defense data but pronounced me guilty and sentenced me to 30 days because I had not taken the DA’s earlier offer. I am lucky I live out of state and will be able to drive without restriction except in PA as that license doesn’t expire for 3 1/2 years. They don’t check the compact except when you get a new license or renew. I wont be doing either in the next year.
I get to beat the edited police dash cam video and kangaroo court of Northampton county PA
Tom Harold says:
Sorry for the typo’s. Not good on cell phone. I am just lucky I have a non PA license and do not live anywhere near PA anymore. Moved my biz to Tex where taxes much friendlier.
Anony Mous says:
If anyone is ever pulled over for any non-violent crime or stopped at a DUI checkpoint, get a video of your own via a camera or cell phone. There are services that automatically post video live to the internet, such as Qik, so there can be no lying by police.
I managed to avoid aggressive police trying to find a reason to arrest me at a checkpoint even though I was stone cold sober all thanks to a video that they knew I was filming.
Cameras keep people honest – on both sides of the coin.