Delaware County, Pennsylvania Breathalyzer Refusal Lawyers

Defending Clients Facing DUI Charges in Media, PA

Even sober individuals are known to fail field sobriety tests based on a variety of factors such as a disability, illness, poor coordination skills or lack of sleep. Unfortunately, if you refuse a field sobriety or breathalyzer test, the prosecutors will presume you are guiltily of drunk driving.

At the law office of Giribaldi & Manaras, P.C., we defend clients in Delaware County and throughout Greater Philadelphia accused of drunk driving. Before accepting a suspension for refusing to take a field sobriety or breathalyzer test, contact our law office. We will vigorously defend your rights in the administrative and criminal hearings.

Mounting a Strong Defense Strategy

If you are facing penalties for refusing to take a field sobriety or breathalyzer test, the criminal defense attorneys at our law firm will defend your rights based on specific factors, including:

  • Were the ramifications clear? Our legal team is prepared to mount a defense strategy based on unclear expectations. If the arresting police officers failed to explain the penalties associated with a breathalyzer refusal, we will argue in your criminal hearing that your constitutional rights were not clear.
  • Did the police officers have a probable reason to stop your car? Whether you were stopped at a roadblock or pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving, we will examine if police officers had a probable cause to stop you for drunk driving. We will fight for the charges to be dismissed if law enforcement failed to have a reasonable suspicion to stop your car, such as driving unusually slow, swerving between lanes or cutting off other drivers.
  • What factors caused you to fail the field sobriety test? We will determine if another factor besides alcohol or drug consumption caused you to fail the field sobriety test. In Philadelphia and New Jersey, field sobriety tests measure individuals’ coordination, balance, memory and cognitive level. We are prepared to consult your doctor to show how your medical condition impaired your ability to pass the exam.
  • Were the Filed Sobriety Tests Administered correctly? We will be able to challenge the administration of the field sobriety tests, the credibility of the officer “who” requested the tests, and attack any factual and legal issue that may arise regarding the officer scoring of these filed tests.

Contact Us Today

If your license has been suspended for breathalyzer refusal in Radnor, Wayne, Bryn Mawr, Upper Darby, Glen Mills, Newtown Square, Glenolden, Ridley, Folsom or anywhere else in Delco, contact our law firm today. You have 30 days to request an administrative hearing in an effort to reinstate your driving privileges.