Can I Defend Myself in a PA DUI Case?


You can represent yourself, although it’s not a good idea. Drunk driving, as it were, is a very complex field with increasingly harsh consequences. There is a minefield of complicated scientific, procedural, evidentiary, constitutional, sentencing and administrative license issues. But what can a lawyer do? Nothing, or worse, if he is not qualified in a highly specialized field, no more than a family doctor could help you with brain surgery. But a qualified attorney, such as the ones we have at the McKenzie Law Firm, can review the case for defects, move to suppress evidence, compel discovery of such things as calibration and maintenance records for the breath machine, have blood samples independently analyzed, negotiate for a lesser charge, or reduced sentence, obtain expert witnesses for trial, contest the administrative license suspension, and everything above and beyond.