As a DUI lawyer, my primary cases are DUIs. My practice is 100 percent DUI defense, and because of that, it is very important that I keep up on all the case law DUIs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, that I know everything that can possibly happen with a breath test machine, with blood test samples. Because of that, I go to conferences throughout the United States through the National College of DUI lawyers, where we have conferences for mastering scientific evidence. We have conferences that we go to and just the correct way to try a DUI case. There are many intricacies to a DUI case. That’s why it’s very important that you do hire a specialist, someone who handles only DUI cases, such as myself.
When you’re involved in a DUI case, there will be a BAC result, either through breath test or blood test. If it was through a breath test, then there are certain aspects of the breath test machine that a lawyer must be familiar with, such as the calibration of the machine, and also if the breath test operator is certified to operate that breath test. Has that operator actually been recertified? Is the certification still good?
For the blood test. It’s very important that the defense lawyer, the DUI lawyer, knows about blood tests. There are actual chain of custodies that must be proved at trial, whether the blood test was properly taken from the subject, whether it was transported properly by the police officer or the state police from the hospital to the police station, placed in storage, taken to the lab for the blood test analysis to be done. That’s very important and it take a lot of training, which I have been doing this for 20 years and my practice for the last 12 years has been all DUI defense, that you have an attorney such as myself representing you on your DUI case.