“I work as a consultant to lawyers throughout the United States providing them with information concerning drug testing in their clients and behavioral effects which the drugs found may or may not have in the case at hand. This provides me with a perspective usually not seen by the person who hires the lawyer to defend them. Most lawyers I work with are competent with matters of the law but many have not educated themselves with the scientific and medical principles required to mount the best possible defense in a given case that involves complex scientific concepts. Mr. Manchester has sought out and obtained additional training in the scientific and medical principles required in effective DUI defense so that he can provide that extra bonus to his clients. In consults I have had with him, I have observed a hard-working, if not compulsive, a lawyer who strives to make certain that no stone has been left unturned to aid his client.”
A DUI Client
“I was pulled over and charged with a DUI at the highest level and knew I would need to hire a good attorney to help with my case. I called and spoke to a whole list of attorneys and Mr. Manchester was the only one who stood out above the rest.
Mr. Manchester is one of the top trained DUI attorneys in the state, blew me away with all his profound knowledge, explaining all the Scientific in detail beyond what I could perceive. In the courtroom, his knowledge overpowered the entire court, even far beyond the expert witness. My highlight of the trail was when Brian degraded the arresting officer by having a greater knowledge and understanding of his job and duties than the officer himself.
Brian Manchester is an aggressive attorney who is very thorough and will do everything in his ability to win your case. Thanks Brian for everything you have done for me, I appreciate it!”
“Brian is very knowledgeable and aggressive attorney, especially with DUI cases. He has assisted me with very complex legal arguments and he is very persuasive.”
“Mr. Manchester knows his DUI Defense. I got myself a 2nd DUI offense with a BAC of .026. I was looking at 6 months to 2 years in jail. I was sentenced yesterday to 3 months with a court ordered furlough (Monday-Saturday) in order to maintain my employment! Thanks Brian!”
“Brian was very knowledgeable with the DUI case. He knew the background of the hospital that the blood test was given. Brian also knows the laws that have to do with the Field Sobriety Test. He also knew laws that the police officers on my case didn’t know.”
A DUI Client
“Mr. Manchester was able to get my license suspension reduced from 60 days to 30. I would recommend them to any of my friends/family.”
A DUI Client
“Brian is an excellent lawyer. He was able to have my 3rd offense DWI reduced to a 1st offense.
I was facing up to 6 months in jail and he was able to negotiate 5 days. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing a qualified DWI/DUI attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and very professional.”
A DUI Client
“Brian Manchester is very knowledgeable regarding DUI/DWI cases. His dedication to making sure his client’s needs are taken care of is refreshing. Brian definitely has the ability defend the client who is accused of driving under the influence. I will recommend Brian to everyone I know!”
“I received a DWI in PA and I am from out of state not knowing what to do or where to go. I spoke with and had hired another attorney that I had found in the yellow pages, then we found Brian Manchester and knew right away that I wanted him to represent me so we canceled the other attorney and hired Brian Manchester so Very Glad that I did. Never once did he say he could beat it but he did think that he had a chance. With his knowledge, we were able to BEAT IT. I am SO VERY GRATEFUL for everything that he did. I was looking at jail time and also going to have my driving rights taken away from me, plus fines and classes and community service. None of that happened. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I would highly recommend Brian Manchester. If ever in need of a GREAT DWI Attorney he’s your man”
“My husband died in a car accident. DUI was assumed from the very beginning. With Attorney Manchester’s expertise in the DUI field and BAC testing, he was able to help prove to the insurance company that my husband was not driving under the influence and died as a result of the injuries he sustained in an unfortunate accident. The company chose to settle the claim immediately all because of Attorney Manchester’s experience and knowledge of BAC and DUI cases. He was very respectful of my situation and kept me updated with each step. He also went out of his way to meet with me outside of “regular” office hours due to my work schedule. All telephone messages were promptly returned, and all my questions were answered so I was able to understand “legal” terms. I am grateful to Attorney Manchester for assisting me in proving that my husband did not die as another statistic based on assumptions.”
“I hired Manchester and Associates to represent me on my second DUI arrest. Mr. Manchester’s associate Greg Davidson attended the preliminary hearing and pointed out to the DA that the stop was illegal. The DA withdrew the DUI charges.”
“I had been arrested and charged with a 2nd offense DUI in Pennsylvania in October of 2014. After careful deliberation, I decided to hire Mr. Manchester as my legal counsel. He reviewed my case and determined that there were several weaknesses in the case against me and filed for a suppression hearing which was scheduled for August 14, 2015. At the suppression hearing, Mr. Manchester brought the problems with the DA’s case against me to the DA’s attention and hashed out with the DA a plea that would satisfy all parties concerned. The result was that I would plead guilty to a careless driving & backing improperly charge (traffic tickets) as well as pay for the blood test that the officer had taken. Considering what I was facing I gladly accepted the terms of the plea bargain. Kudos to Mr. Manchester, he performed in an exemplary manner as well as most professionally. I would highly recommend Manchester & Associates for any legal problems revolving around criminal charges. He’s one magnificent piece of work…THANKS BRIAN!”
A DUI Client
“Brian has ended this chapter for me in my life with a positive outcome. He is the reason why I am not behind bars today for my 2nd DUI. Brian understands the law and every corner of it, don’t just trust any lawyer for the sake of representation, go with the best, go with Brian!”
“When facing a DUI in PA you will definitely want Brian Manchester in your corner to fight for you. As a commercial driver facing losing my CDL possibly for life he was able to significantly get my charges reduced. When you want the best considered Manchester and Associates.”
“Mr. Brian Manchester is an excellent criminal defense lawyer. He was my lawyer in a recent DUI case. Brian not only represented me, he was able to get all charges dropped. With his profound knowledge of the law, vast experience, and promptness in answering all of my tedious questions, I would highly recommend Brian for a criminal defense lawyer.”
“I hired Brian Manchester and associates to represent me in a 2nd DUI charge in the state of PA. If found guilty, I would have faced a MINIMUM of 30 days in prison and 1-year license suspension, along with probation, an ignition interlock device, and up to $5k in fines.
After nearly a year of fighting this case, breaking down the prosecution, and representing me in court (all for a single flat fee) Brian was able to negotiate a plea deal with the DA. I was not charged with a DUI, and I was only sentenced to some probation and a few hundred dollars in fines.
If you’re searching for a DUI lawyer in central Pennsylvania, look no further.”
“I had a series of 4 DUIs in a 2 year period. When I got the last one, while on probation AND driving with a DUI suspended the license, I thought I was going to jail for a long, long time. Mr. Manchester fought hard for over a year litigating everything he could. After efforts to have the blood thrown out of the case, and after threatening to go to trial equipped with testimony from a highly qualified scientist, the court settled for me to do 3 weekends in jail. Now I’m sober for 18 months. Thanks, Mr. Manchester!”
“From the beginning, Brian was very enthusiastic about my case. When I first contacted him, he gave me a background about himself that provided me confidence before I hired him. I wasn’t able to pay the retainer upfront and he was willing to work out a payment plan. Once I hired him he was in contact with myself getting my side of the story and then contacted the district attorney to receive a copy of my motor vehicle report; which included my traffic stop video. He took the time to research my case and found out that the wrong form for my warnings was signed; allowing him to have my blood results for my BAC be removed from evidence. At that point, he suggested taking the case to the judge trial and not to accept the ARD program. He explained that even accepting the ARD program I would still raise my insurance and I would still pay the same if I was convicted of a DUI. I choose to take the case to trial. While at trial he was very informative of what was being sided if I didn’t understand something, he would explain what it meant. When it came to the Trooper testifying based on my traffic stop video, Brian was able to point out that several of the “clues” the trooper used to have me arrested for DUI were not valid based on the training and manuals that the Trooper had training on. Brian had also gone through the same training the Trooper had on issuing a field sobriety test, so he was knowledgeable omg knowing that the clues. He was able to argue that there needed to be 2 clues from the Heal to Toe test and 2 clues from the One Leg Stand test – Brian was able to prove that I only showed 1 clue for each test instead of 2. After each side was finished the judge returned and found me not guilty to my DUI. Brian told me later that he would file the necessary paperwork to have the arrest removed from my record.
Brian was very informative throughout the whole process. I hope to never have to use home again but if myself, friend or family member gets into trouble with a DUI he will be the first one I contact.”
“I hired Brian when I received my DUI. It was my first one and I was scared. He was very helpful right from the beginning. He charged me a one time fee. Throughout the process, he was right there with me and answered my questions in a timely fashion. He made sure that I understood everything that was going on. I was especially nervous because losing my license would likely effect my job. My BAC level was a high rate and after everything I heard and read online, I knew that I was likely going to lose my license for at least 30 days with being accepted into the ARD program. It turned out that Brian was able to talk the DA into letting me keep my license! I couldn’t believe it. Brian helped me by making the whole process go smoothly for me and most likely saved me from losing my job because I was able to keep my license. I have heard people say before that it isn’t worth the money to hire a lawyer just for your first DUI because most people just get accepted into the ARD program anyway. In my case, I am glad that I hired Brian because otherwise I would currently be without a license and trying to figure out a way to keep my job. So it was definitely worth it!”
“Brian is an excellent choice for a DUI lawyer. I have a CDL and Brian saved my license and my career I would recommend him to everyone who has DUI problems in PA. Thank you, Brian job well done!”
“Back on 3/3/2016. Our son was pulled over coming home from college for speeding then also a know substance (marijuana). So needless to say he was charged with 4 different offenses. #1 charge DUI or Controlled Substance. He was looking at serious time in jail. This would have been his second DUI. First one was straight alcohol.
So we found BRIAN MANCHESTER:) Heaven sent! He spoke to our son and took the case. Needless to say our son went and received the help he needed and BRIAN won our son case for us. He had no jail time. He did receive probation, but hey I can handle that.
Once again money well spent.
“Brian Manchester, Esq., is simply the best! He is an excellent attorney and a warm and intelligent man. Brian explains the law AND the science to his clients listens to all of their concerns and answers questions in a clear and comprehensive manner. My husband was in a horrific car accident in July 2017, when he lost consciousness and ran into another car and then into a telephone pole. The accident left him permanently disabled, with a broken neck and brain trauma. We believe he suffered a series of mini-strokes while driving, which had happened on at least one prior occasion. However, since my husband was taking legally-prescribed pain medication at the time, those medications showed up in his blood test following the wreck. As such, he was charged with a drug-related DUI and various other traffic offenses. Instead of assuming, like the District Attorney did, that my husband was incapacitated, Brian Manchester listened to the complete story of what happened. We were able to explain to him that this was a health problem, not a driving-under-the-influence problem. Brian took the time to examine the blood results and then explained them to us. He showed us two things: first, that the level of pain medication in my husband’s system was on the lower end of the spectrum, and second, that one of the charges filed against my husband was premised upon a blood metabolite that is not even illegal to have in your system in Pennsylvania. Brian then filed motions with the Court to suppress my husband’s blood test results. Since the accident left my husband with multiple physical and mental problems, keeping him out of the prison system was the most important aspect of the entire process for us. We explained to Brian that our biggest concern was that my husband’s health was too precarious to withstand incarceration. Due to Brian Manchester’s outstanding scientific knowledge and the respect he has earned from years of experience dealing with the Centre County District Attorney’s Office, Brian was able to negotiate a plea deal to a lesser charge that would keep my husband out of jail. We feel so blessed to have had an attorney like Brian Manchester, who actually listened to “our side of the story” and could explain the science behind the blood test results to us in terms that anyone could understand. He also made certain to discuss our thoughts and concerns before talking to the District Attorney so that he knew exactly what goals to work towards in plea negotiations. I would recommend Brian Manchester to anybody who needs a great attorney!”
“Brian was extraordinary. He represented me in a serious DUI case. It if weren’t for his diligence and dedication to my case, my sentence would have been substantially worse. He is fast at responding, seems to genuinely care about client well-being, and has a passion for what he does. If you get a DUI, he is the person to represent you.”
“I was facing me second DUI. Brian Manchester took my case extremely seriously. He made it clear to me that he would fight for me. When the DA made an offer he explained it to me and gave me all my options. He gave me confidence in my case when I didn’t think that was possible. Brian fought for my case and with the DA for over 2 years. He gave me constant updates and options. Brian managed to get the best possible deal. He along with Manchester & Associate also helped me keep my job and continue my career. I am eternally grateful for that. I highly recommend you retain Manchester & Associates.”
“I hired Brian Manchester to help me fight a DUI charge in McKean County. Brian investigated the police report and found a discrepancy in the paperwork which ended up dismissing my DUI charge. Brian was able to help me get a plea deal with speeding ticket fines and no charge of DUI. Brian fought for me as his client and I was very satisfied with his services! I would highly recommend this lawyer!”
“In April 2016 I was charged with low and hi-grade DUI. After extensive research and uncountable phone calls to attorneys, I hired Brian Manchester. So glad I did. I have a criminal history from 19 years ago so the DA wanted to throw the book at me. Including up to 3 years in jail. Just over a year later and untold hours of work by Brian, I have no jail time and a CDL suspension for only a year. Thank you Brian and team for all your hard work.”
“If you don’t hire Brian Manchester, you just may be legally insane. I have 4 DUI in 6 years, 5 lifetimes. I was facing 1-5yrs. State Prison MANDATORY MINIMUM for my 3rd in 10. I served 60 days county. With my 4th in 10 still pending, I’m facing 18-60 months State Prison MANDATORY MINIMUM. The District Attorney would not move off this sentence. That did not deter Brian Manchester. By the time he was done this morning, I have to serve 11 months in county with work release. His work behind the scenes and what I witnessed in the courtroom this morning was impressive. I’m sitting home with my feet up right now writing this because the judge told me to go home and relax and report to county tomorrow. Crazy right?? There’s more… the judge remarked at the end, and I quote, ” I’ve never given a sentence like this in 22yrs on the bench “. Don’t waste your time deciding on which attorney to hire. Pay Brian Manchester and get out of his way. If you don’t, you just may be legally insane.”