Challenge Your DUI
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you need an attorney who can help you challenge your arrest and your charges. At the law firm of Curcillo Law, our legal team has more than 45 years of combined experience defending clients from driving while imbibing charges, often referred to as DUI or DWI charges.
Our lead DUI defense attorney, Joseph A. Curcillo III, has more than 25 years of experience handling criminal defense cases. As a former prosecutor, he has an in-depth understanding of how the prosecution and law enforcement will build a case against you. Along with our legal team, he understands what is at stake in your case and will fight to have your charges dismissed or the penalties reduced in your DUI case.
Email us or call us at 717-651-9100 to get a Harrisburg and Chambersburg DUI lawyer on your side.
The Importance of Having Skilled Defense Counsel
A skilled and experienced DUI attorney knows what questions to ask to challenge the case against you, including:
- Why were you stopped? A police officer must have a good reason to pull you over, such as erratic driving, a broken taillight or other traffic violation. If the officer did not observe you driving or did not have a sufficient reason to pull you over, then it may have been an illegal stop.
- Were field sobriety tests properly performed? Police officers must follow very specific procedures when using field sobriety tests. If they failed to follow those procedures, then we may be able to challenge your arrest.
- Was the Breathalyzer or blood test accurate? Breath tests and blood tests must be performed according to police procedures and by a trained professional.
- What was your physical condition? An injury, a medical condition or prescribed medication may have led to your arrest, even if you were not intoxicated. Your age and weight may also be a factor in your ability to perform field sobriety tests.
Miranda Rights in DUI Cases
A police officer does not have to read you your Miranda rights until you have been taken into custody and are subject to custodial interrogation. This means that any admission you make to officers before being placed into custody can be used against you in court.
Contact a Harrisburg Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
Before you talk to the police, speak with an attorney at our firm. For help challenging your drunk driving arrest in Pennsylvania, email us or call us at 717-264-4200.