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May 19, 2014

Cameron County Second Offense DUI Dismissed

By Brian Manchester

Our client was charged with a second offense DUI in Cameron County. Over the past two years Brian Manchester has exposed the blood test that is done for alcohol in that county does not conform to the law. The law requires that when a less than whole blood sample is tested (plasma or serum) the test results must be converted down to a whole blood equivalent. Brian Manchester exposed this problem in two prior trials in Cameron County. The hospital reports the blood alcohol content as a whole blood test result. So a typical lawyer will just look at the test result and tell his client that he is over the limit and then get the client to plead guilty. Well Mr. Manchester is very familiar with hospital blood tests so he requested the blood testing procedures from this hospital and they showed that serum is actually tested and the results were not converted down to a whole blood equivalent.

When Defendant was charged not only did Mr. Manchester remind the prosecution of this issue he also pointed out that the blood test was likely taken over two hours after Defendant was arrested. The district attorney then dropped the DUI offense and in court tomorrow he will enter a plea to several summary game law violations.

This dismissal came about as a result of knowing how hospitals test blood, the law, and getting the data and not being satisfied with what the police say the blood test results are. If you have been charged with a DUI offense in Cameron County call Manchester and Associates right away.

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May 19, 2014

Bradford County DUI Appeal Victory

By Brian Manchester

In 2013, a client of ours was charged with their 2nd DUI offense, with the prosecution claiming they had a BAC of .147.

The problem, however, is that the blood test results were not reported correctly. Fortunately for our client, we were able to obtain the hospital’s blood testing and sample preparation procedures from another case and were able to prove that the hospital had still been reporting inaccurate results.

Although our client was found guilty of having a BAC of greater than .1, he was found not guilty on driving while impaired. Thus, he was sentenced to 30 days to 6 months in jail, but was given bail due to our pending appeal.

Conviction Overturned

At the appeal, the Superior Court overturned his conviction based on the inaccurate blood test reporting by the hospital. Our client received a complete acquittal.

The Importance of Science in DUI Cases

Cases like these are examples of when understanding the science behind DUI charges can make way for amazing results for our clients. Had Brian Manchester not studied the science behind blood testing and their procedures, it is very likely his client not would have been acquitted of his charges, but have been found guilty on worse charges in the first place.

If you or a loved one are facing DUI charges, contact Attorney Brian Manchester as soon as possible for a Free Strategy Session. We want to help.

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April 14, 2014

DUI Defense Law Blog

By Brian Manchester

Manchester & Associates – Aggressive Criminal Attorneys

The criminal defense law firm of Manchester & Associates defends criminal cases throughout the State of Pennsylvania. At Manchester and Associates, we understand when people find themselves accused or charged with a crime, they have numerous questions about the PA judicial system. We also understand how people can feel stressed or anxious and even depressed when criminal legal situations occur.

Commitment | Quick Response | Knowledge

Why do our clients choose us? For our Commitment, Quick Response, and Knowledge. The experienced PA criminal lawyers at Manchester and Associates are committed to vigorously defending you. We will respond quickly to answer your initial questions and will continue to keep you informed as the case progresses. Our knowledge of the Pennsylvania Criminal Law and real world experience earned from representing thousands of people charged with criminal offenses, will help reduce any anxiety, stress and depression you may experience.

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