The PA DUI Attorney Challenge: Taking DUI Cases to Trial

Having the right DUI lawyer at your side can make all the difference.  The Pennsylvania DUI prosecutors you are up against have extensive experience and have one single goal- convicting you of DUI.  They have the police on their side, who are trained and practiced professional witnesses, and they have some form of evidence which they will present in way that makes you look guilty.  They are ready to fight; are you?

This week we present the third clue in our search for the best DUI lawyer in PA: taking cases to trial.  Many attorneys do not take cases to trial.  They often convince their clients to plead guilty and take the prosecutor’s deal.  May times, it is for the mandatory minimum.  They quickly process a large volume of cases this way.

A true DUI attorney will explore every avenue to protect your rights and freedom even if that includes going to trial.  At The McShane Firm, protecting your rights is our first and only priority and we are experienced trial lawyers.  You have a constitutional right to a trial and we are willing to fight that battle.  Taking Pennsylvania DUI cases to trial requires knowledge, guts and countless hours of preparation.  We pride ourselves on being over-prepared every time we set foot in a courtroom.

Not every DUI case goes to trial.  Many times an expert DUI attorney is able to secure a favorable outcome before it comes to that.  However, it is in your very best interest to hire an attorney who is willing to stay ’til the fight’s won

So ask this simple question to the attorney you are considering to represent your Pennsylvania DUI case: When was the last time you took a DUI case to trial?  How many full trials that were DUI, did you try to verdict this year?  You may be shocked by the answer.

Justin McShane

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

3 responses to “The PA DUI Attorney Challenge: Taking DUI Cases to Trial”

  • I strongly agree with Attorney McShane’s assessment regarding # of trials taken to jury trial in a given period of time. Lots of attorneys talk a good game but few of them deliver. Another factor to take into consideration is the fee structure set by the attorney. If your attorney is “low balling” fees, chances are that he or she is a dump truck attorney. It takes a tremendous amount of time to prepare for trial so if the attorney quotes low fees, chances are he or she has NO intention of taking your case to trial. If that attorney doesn’t try cases, the prosecutor has no incentive to cut a deal because he knows that when push comes to shove, your attorney will fold like a cheap paper cup.

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