Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys

Today it's very easy for any law abiding citizen to be arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has lowered the legal definition of impairment from a blood alcohol count (BAC) of .10 to a BAC of .08. This limit is low enough so that you could be legally drunk after only two drinks.

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Officers often conduct so-called "field sobriety tests" on motorists. These tests are difficult to pass even when completely sober. In fact, these tests are designed so that you will fail them, even if you are sober!

Many years ago, a law school professor gave his students some of the standard field sobriety tests. Most of the students failed. Why? Because the tests are meant to be failed. For example, when the professor told the students to touch the tip of a finger to the tip of the nose, many students touched their noses, but did not use the tip of the finger to do so. Under the field sobriety test rules, that is a "failed test."

Furthermore, the breath test that officers use to detect the amount of alcohol in the blood is not always accurate. In fact, if two people consume the same amount of alcohol at the same time and take the breath test side by side, the results will vary depending upon the weight, health and sex of the individuals, as well as other factors.

That's why it is important to understand your rights if you are arrested for DUI / DWI. Click on the links above to learn more.

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