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At The McShane Firm, we regularly employ the nation’s top DUI experts to defend citizen like yourself who have been accused of DUI. We do this because the State will certainly bring in their own experts to prove their case against you, beginning with the officer who arrested you and the person who performed the chemical tests on you. Without your own experts working for you, you have no one to stand up for you against those witnesses and counter their evidence. You need someone in your corner to provide an alternate explanation of the prosecution’s evidence against you.

Our attorneys at The McShane Firm are highly-trained in DUI defense and the latest in forensic science. However, Pennsylvania law prohibits us from testifying as experts on your behalf in court. All we are legally allowed to do is ask questions of the witnesses on the stand, we cannot provide answers to questions. That’s why we bring in the best experts in the country to take on the State’s chemical tests, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, accident reconstruction, and any other evidence against you to make sure your rights are fully protected and every possible defense is explored.

Chemical Test Experts

Blood and breathalyzer tests are not perfect – many things can go wrong during the testing process or the processing of evidence that can result in an incorrect BAC number. Our experts know exactly how to attack chemical test evidence based on the facts of your case. Whether the breathalyzer was incorrectly calibrated, or your blood sample has been compromised, chemical test experts are trained to cast reasonable doubt, and sometimes even prove your innocence.

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) Experts

SFST Experts can use your performance roadside test to support the possibility that you were not under the influence at the time of your arrest. If you performed well on these tests, an expert can show that you were neither physically nor mentally impaired at the time of your arrest, which will cast doubt on the State’s case. Mental impairment (the inability to follow instructions, count in order, etc.) always precedes physical impairment (losing balance, swaying while walking) when a person is intoxicated, meaning that if you did well on the mental aspects of the test, the expert can assert that any physical issues were probably due to other factors. Finally, many Pennsylvania police officers do not conduct, explain, and/or grade SFSTs properly, and failure in any of these areas mean the test is invalid and cannot be used against you. Our SFST experts can spot these errors and strengthen your defense.

Accident Reconstruction Experts

If your DUI involved an accident, injury, or death, an expert accident reconstructionist can offer a differing opinion on what happened leading up to and during an accident, and show evidence that may prove that an accident was not your fault or was unavoidable. This can be especially helpful in DUI Accident or DUI Homicide cases where a jury’s emotions may come into play.

If you’ve been accused of DUI in Pennsylvania, you need the experts on your side. Contact The McShane Firm today for your free initial consultation and find out how we can put the power of the nation’s top DUI experts to work on your case.