A Client

August 3, 2018By Brian 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.”

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Brian Manchester is the owner of Manchester and Associates in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. His law firm practices DUI and Criminal Defense exclusively throughout the entire state of Pennsylvania in both state and federal court. He has a team of two other lawyers with a combined 50 years of trial and courtroom experience are also trained in science and many other skills that are relevant to criminal defense to include the psychology of persuasion as well. One of his associates is a former District Attorney (chief prosecutor) in central Pennsylvania.   Mr. Manchester and his team routinely handle serious felony cases including murder, manslaughter, sex crimes, complex financial crimes, and serious assaults. A large part of Mr. Manchester’s practice is the defense of alcohol and drug-based DUI offenses as well as drug cases using science and analytical chemistry. Mr. Manchester has training as a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor. He is one of a handful of Certified Lawyer-Scientists as recognized by the American Chemical Society in the United States. He is a member of NCDD and is a Founding Member of DUIDLA. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society with over 170,000 members across the world. To date, he is the only practicing criminal defense lawyer to belong to the Society of Forensic Toxicologist where he is an Associate Member. Mr. Manchester speaks nationally on the topic of blood and drug testing for alcohol as well as the metrological (measurement uncertainty) in forensic testing.

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Client Testimonials

  • “Mr. Manchester is the lawyer I would hire if accused of DWI. He is concerned for his clients and aggressively defends their cases. He has completed the most rigorous training to be one of the best DWI lawyers in the State. His determination and knowledge will serve you well when he is your attorney.”
  • “I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Manchester is well versed with the evidential pitfalls of hospital blood testing. With this knowledge, he has been able to effectively represent those accused of alcohol related offenses. Recently, Mr. Manchester has provided me with assistance on a complex blood analysis case.”
  • “I am both surprised and proud to be one of the first lawyers to highly recommend Brian as a criminal defense and DUI lawyer. Brian’s knowledge of criminal defense, and especially in the area of DUI, is unmatched. Not only does Brian possess a great working knowledge of the law, he has also dedicated himself to the underlying science necessary to successfully defend DUI and criminal cases involving blood test results. Brian is committed to excellence and receives my recommendation without reservation to those looking for a knowledgeable and committed criminal defense or DUI attorney.”
  • “Attorney Manchester is well-known for his strong work ethic. He is the type of attorney that you would like to have involved in your case. Known as a person who stands up for principle, Attorney Manchester has the guts that is needed (but sadly is missing in a lot of criminal defense attorneys) to defend the citizen accused. He is certainly not afraid to defend people who have been accused by the government of being in violation of the law. His favorite two words seems to be “Prove it!””
  • “Brian Manchester is a knowledgeable, dedicated attorney, with the skill and ability to successfully defend citizens who are accused of driving under the influence. I highly recommend Brian.”

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