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August 3, 2018By Brian Manchester

“My wife called the police and falsely accused me of strangling and beating her after she started an argument and attacked me in our home. I was arrested and charged with felony strangulation, simple assault, and harassment. This was the first time I have ever been in trouble with the law, and my bail bondsman told me if I wanted the best, to call Brian Manchester. Thank God I did. Brian met with me immediately and explained the situation and charges. During our preliminary hearing, my wife put on a theatrical show that had the courtroom in suspense. Brian methodically broke down her arguments and we confidently plead not guilty to all charges. After my wife filed a Protection from Abuse against me, she pursued a long and frequent series of attempted contact with me and with Brian to “have charges dropped.” Brian protected me by making it clear that under no circumstance should I engage her in conversation. She eventually found me at a friend’s house and tried to engage me in an argument. I did what Brian told me, I did not engage her and called the police. They found her later at my home stealing items and she was convicted of criminal trespass and harassment. Brian worked with the District Attorney throughout this entire process, keeping her informed of our status. Eventually, the District Attorney was able to see that my wife was the aggressor, and the felony strangulation and simple assault charges were dropped. I accepted a harassment charge for defending myself that night and paid a $50 fine. Brian truly cares about his clients and goes the extra mile to protect their rights. He certainly protected me and I am very grateful to have had him as my counsel. Thank you Brian Manchester, you are the best.”

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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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