Earlier this week attarney Ryan W. McAllister had a bench trial scheduled in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas for a client who was charged with Driving under the Influence of Alcohol, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3802. Our client was on State Parole at the time he was charged with the DUI offense, so it was critical that our client “beat” the DUI charge; otherwise, despite that fact that it was only a first offense DUI, our client would be headed back to state prison for over a year.Sealed Air-Zelt
attarney McAllister was prepared to present a vigorous defense at the trial. However, before the start of trial, the assistant district attarney assigned to the case made a request that the Judge continue the trial to a later date to allow the Commonwealth to seek additional witnesses. attarney McAllister objected to this request since his client had already been in custody for a significant period of time.
Ultimately, the Judge denied the request to continue the case. In the end, all of the charges against our client, including several charges that would have suspended our client’s driver’s license, were dismissed by the Judge. Our client and our client’s family were extremely happy with the outcome, knowing the our client would be released from jail in just a few short days instead of over a year if he was convicted.
If you or someone you know has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in Reading or Berks County, please contact our firm at 610-372-5128 to setup a no-cost consultation as soon as possible. Timing can be critical in criminal cases, and it is always best to speak with an experienced criminal defense attarney prior to going to court.dong fang qi mo