An extremely important change has occurred in the Driving Under the Influence (DUI) law in Pennsylvania. The United States Supreme Court in the case of Birchfield v. North Dakota has ruled that police must have a warrant to obtain blood test results which show a blood alcohol content (“BAC”). As a result of this case, the District Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh has been withdrawing the specific DUI charge that deals with blood test results.
What does this mean to you if you have been arrested for DUI in the past few months? Because this ruling only affects the BAC charge and not the “general impairment” DUI charge, this means that the penalty for a DUI conviction will like decrease, and may even eliminate a driver’s license suspension. At most, this ruling could mean the withdrawal of the entire DUI prosecution.
For a consultation regarding how this change in the DUI law could affect you, call me, Attorney Joseph Paletta 412-391-7999. Let me be the Solution to your DUI problem.