Challenge Your DUI Charges
Advocacy from a Harrisburg DUI Defense Lawyer
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (also known as
"drunk driving" or "driving after imbibing"), you
need an attorney who can help you challenge your arrest and your charges.
At the law firm of Curcillo Law, LLC, our legal team has more than 90
years of combined legal experience, which includes experience defending
clients from driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence
Our lead DUI defense attorney, Joseph A. Curcillo, III, has more than 25
years of experience handling criminal cases. As a former prosecutor, he
has an in-depth understanding of how the prosecution and law enforcement
will build a case against you. He and the other lawyers on our legal team
understand what is at stake in your case and will fight to have your
DWI / DUI charges dismissed, or the penalties reduced.
The Importance of Hiring Skilled Defense Counsel
The type of attorney you select to represent you can majorly impact the
outcome of your case. It is best to work with a lawyer who has extensive
experience in the field of
criminal defense, as well as with DUI defense specifically.
A skilled and experienced DUI attorney knows what questions to ask to challenge
the case against you, including:
Why were you stopped? A police officer must have a good reason to pull you over, such as erratic
driving, a broken taillight or other traffic violation. If the officer
did not observe you driving or did not have a sufficient reason to pull
you over, then it may have been an illegal stop.
Were field sobriety tests properly performed? Police officers must follow very specific procedures when using field
sobriety tests. If they failed to follow those procedures, then we may
be able to challenge your arrest.
Was the Breathalyzer or blood test accurate? Breath tests and blood tests must be performed according to police procedures
and by a trained professional.
What was your physical condition? An injury, medical condition, or prescribed medication may have led to
your arrest, even if you were not intoxicated. Your age and weight may
also be a factor in your ability to perform field sobriety tests.
Miranda Rights in DUI Cases
A police officer does not have to read you your Miranda rights until you
have been taken into custody and are subject to custodial interrogation.
This means that any admission you make to officers before being placed
into custody can be used against you in court, even if you had not yet
been read your rights.
Contact Curcillo Law, LLC!
Before you talk to the police, speak with an attorney at our firm. For
help challenging your drunk driving arrest in Pennsylvania,
call us and request a consultation. We provide representation in various parts
of Pennsylvania, including Dauphin, Lebanon, Cumberland, Perry, and Franklin counties.