Lots of fine, upstanding citizens find themselves facing DWI charges. A month ago we talked about the Super Bowl and how many individuals attending parties are arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. With March Madness coming up and summer not far behind, police will likely be upping their patrols, meaning more folks may find themselves accused of DWI.

People in this situation should seek skillful legal representation quickly. Attorney Lance T. Marshall has over two decades of legal experience he can put to work for people in State College. Mr. Marshall gained valuable experience during his 10 years as a prosecutor and also as a seasoned public defender. He can provide clients with an honest evaluation of their cases and recommend actions in pursuit of their goals.

There are a large number of factors that can affect the handling of a DWI case. These can include a defendant’s prior record of DWI convictions, the defendant’s alleged blood alcohol content, whether the defendant is alleged to have been speeding or committing a dangerous moving violation, whether drug use is alleged, and whether the accused individual was driving a commercial vehicle at the time of arrest.

When analyzing cases, our legal team looks at the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop, sobriety tests, and arrest in question. Sometimes there are grounds to challenge DWI charges due to improprieties in these areas. We discuss this and other issues with accused individuals in a free initial consultation. Yet, the decision of a criminal defense attorney is one that should not be taken lightly. Therefore, criminal defendants should be sure to do their homework before picking legal representation that they believe is right for them. For more information, individuals can check out the DUI defense page on our website.