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June 2017 - Second Offense Found Not Guilty After Trial


Police claimed that my client was driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. My Client lost his license for 30 days after submitting to a breath test.

Maximum Penalty:

Potential incarceration for no less than 60 days, 30 days mandatory, with a fine between $600 and $10,000, in addition to a 2-year loss of license for the conviction.


The breath test result was successfully excluded from evidence due to its unreliability as a result of the decision in Commonwealth v. Ananias. Because this significant piece of evidence was excluded, the Commonwealth could only present evidence of field sobriety tests and the officer's observations. Ultimately, the Client received a tremendous result and was found not guilty after trial.

Fight to protect your future

If found guilty, you may be facing serious penalties and life altering consequences, including jail time, steep fines, court ordered alcohol treatment programs, and community service. In addition, your driver’s license can be suspended for an extended period of time. Depending on the specific circumstances pertaining to your case, your offense may be charged as a felony, which exponentially increases your penalties. Do not sit back and wait for your charges to resolve themselves. Be proactive and call immediately to secure the representation of Attorney Joseph Bernard to resolve your case in the most efficient way possible and with the most favorable outcome available to you.


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