Case List 1

Attorney Patrick F. Lauer, Jr. can guarantee no results in any particular case because each case has its own unique characteristics. Just because Mr. Lauer might be able to get charges against one client dismissed, he may not be able to get another client's charges dismissed for the same reasons.In no manner should this analysis of cases be interpreted as a promise, guarantee, or representation that a client will receive any particular result.

Commonwealth v. H

The defendant was charged with a DUI in York County on July 29, 2007. It was alleged the defendant was going 60 mph in a 45 mph zone. The defendant was required to submit to a field sobriety test and it was alleged the defendant failed all tests. This was a second offense in ten years and the defendant was facing 90 days in jail. Attorney Lauer represented the defendant in York County Court on January 23, 2008 and was able to negotiate a deal with the District Attorney whereby the defendant only received three days incarceration. Moreover the defendant received a 12 month license suspension instead of the18 months the defendant would have received if Attorney Lauer would not have been successful in the agreed upon sentence.

Commonwealth v. R.

Defendant was charged with Simple Assault, Terrorist Threats and Reckless Endangerment. As a result of the incident on February 1, 2008 whereby it was alleged the defendant pointed a gun at her husband. Attorney Lauer represented the defendant at the preliminary hearing Perry County on February 11, 2008 and all charges were dismissed against the defendant except the defendant received the minimum fine in this case.

Commonwealth v. K

The defendant was stopped for erratic driving and supposedly running a stop sign in Adams County on August 5, 2007. The defendant allegedly failed the field sobriety test and was arrested and requested to submit to a blood test. The defendant refused the testing and was charged with a DUI. This was a second offense. The defendant was looking at an 18 month license suspension and 90 days in jail. Attorney Lauer represented the defendant in Adams County on February 12, 2008. Attorney Lauer was successful in getting the DUI amended to a Reckless Endangerment charge. The defendant received a sentence of 45 days house arrest and 45 days work release but did not loose his driver's license.

Commonwealth v. T

On January 22, 2008 the Defendant was stopped in Steelton, PA for erratic driving. It was alleged the Defendant failed all field sobriety tests and he submitted to breath test with a result of 0.142%. This was a second offense and the Defendant was facing thirty days in jail and a one year loss of license. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on April 2, 2008 and negotiated an agreement that if the Defendant completed thirty days inpatient treatment then the DUI charge would be reduced to summary offenses.

Commonwealth v. G

On November 16, 2007 the Defendant was stopped in Harrisburg for having a light bulb out to his registration plate. The Defendant admitted to being drunk and failed field sobriety tests and was requested to submit to a breath test. The results of the breath test were 0.218%. Attorney Lauer represented Defendant on March 4, 2008 in Harrisburg and all charges were dismissed against the Defendant.

Commonwealth v. L

On September 30, 2007 at approximately 11:00 p.m. the State Police responded to the scene of an accident but no one was present with the vehicle. About hour after the accident the Defendant showed up at the scene to have the vehicle towed. The State Police questioned the Defendant if he was driving the vehicle and he admitted to driving the vehicle. The police detected the order of alcohol and requested the Defendant to take a portable breath test. The Defendant was arrested for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing on March 12, 2008 and all of the charges were dismissed against the Defendant.

Commonwealth v. E

On November 2, 2007 the Defendant got in a fight with his girlfriend and it is alleged he stuck her and sustained bodily injuries. The police arrived at the Defendant's house and based upon observation police charged the Defendant with misdemeanor simple assault. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing on April 2, 2008 in York County, and was successful in getting the misdemeanor summary offense charge dropped to harassment.

Commonwealth vs. A

On December 26, 2007 the Defendant was operating his motor vehicle in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and he struck a parked car. The Police Officer showed up on the scene and gave the Defendant a field sobriety test. The Defendant was subsequently arrested and given a breath test with a result of 0.73%. The Defendant was charged with a DUI/General Impairment. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on April 28, 2008 and was successful in getting the DUI reduced to a summary offense of public drunkenness.

Commonwealth vs. R

On February 17, 2008 it was alleged the Defendant was in an automobile accident. There were witnesses who gave statements indicating the Defendant was under the influence at time of accident. The Defendant left the scene of the accident but subsequently reported the accident to the police the next day. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing in Dauphin County on May 28, 2008 and was successful in getting the DUI charge dropped. Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant at least ten days in jail and a year loss of license.

Commonwealth vs. T

On 1/22/08 the Defendant was stopped in Dauphin County for erratic driving. The officer smelled alcohol and requested the Defendant to submit to a field sobriety test. It was alleged the Defendant failed the test and he subsequently provided a breath test with a result of 0.149%. The Defendant was looking at a 30 day jail sentence and a year loss of license. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Dauphin County on June 2, 2008 and was successful in getting the DUI dismissed in exchange for a plea of Disorderly Conduct. The Defendant avoided 30 days in jail, a year loss of license, and four points on his driving record.

Commonwealth vs. S

On March 29, 2008 the Defendant was stopped in Hershey, PA for failing to stop at a stop sign. The Defendant was requested to submit to field sobriety test and it is alleged he failed these tests. The Defendant was taken into custody and was given a breath test with a result of 0.100%. This was a second offense DUI and the Defendant was looking at receiving a thirty day jail sentence and a one year loss of license. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on June 2, 2008 in Hershey, PA and was successful in negotiating an agreement with the District Attorney to drop the DUI charge in exchange for a plea to reckless endangerment. Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant jail time, a year loss of license and extreme insurance rates.

Commonwealth v. C On April 9, 2007 the Defendant was operating a motor vehicle with his minor child in the vehicle. The Defendant was stopped for erratic driving and subsequently arrested for DUI. The Defendant submitted to a breath test and the result was .12% result. The Defendant was denied ARD because his child was under the age of 12 years old. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in County Court and was able to get the alcohol result dismissed. The Defendant pled guilty to general impairment. It should be noted if the Defendant received ARD he would have been looking at a 30 day license suspension and probation for one year. As a result of the negotiated plea the Defendant's fine will be $300.00 and he will receive six months probation. If Attorney Lauer was not successful in getting the alcohol result dismissed the Defendant would have been looking at a one year loss of license and two days in jail. In short, Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant two days in jail and a one-year loss of license.

Commonwealth v. P The Defendant was stopped for failing to using a turn signal in Cumberland County on May 30, 2007. The Defendant failed field sobriety tests and submitted to a breath test with a result of 0.13%. The Defendant was facing 30 days in jail and a year loss of license because this was a second offense. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing on November 1, 2007 and was able to negotiate a plea with the District Attorney where the DUI was dropped and the Defendant pled to a charge of reckless endangerment. The Defendant avoided a jail sentence and loss of license.

Commonwealth v. C On August 3, 2007 the Defendant was found asleep behind the wheel of his vehicle. York Police Officers woke the Defendant up and requested the Defendant to submit to field sobriety test. The Defendant was taken for blood and they obtained a 0.179%. This was a third offense and the Defendant was facing a mandatory one-year in jail. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at his preliminary hearing on November 16, 2007 in York County and was able to get all the DUI charges dismissed against the Defendant.

Commonwealth v. B The Defendant was in an automobile accident in September 2006. Police officers showed up on the scene and detected the odor of alcohol. Defendant was requested to submit to a blood test and the result was 0.19%. This was a second offense for the Defendant and he was facing 90 days in jail and an 18 month license suspension. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in September 2007 and negotiated an agreement with the Snyder County's District Attorney's office to have the alcohol result dismissed. On November 19, 2007, the Defendant received a 45 day jail sentence as opposed to 90 and his license was suspended for one year as opposed to18 months. It should be noted, the Defendant was facing five years parole and as the plea agreement stated the Defendant is only looking at six months parole.

Commonwealth v. M On October 13, 2007, the Defendant was charged with DUI in Adams County Pennsylvania. It was alleged Defendant failed field sobriety tests and he submitted to a breath test of .132%. Attorney Lauer represented Defendant at a preliminary hearing in Adams County on November 28, 2007 and was successful in convincing the District Judge that the officer did not have a legal basis to arrest the Defendant. All the charges were dismissed against the Defendant.

Commonwealth v. F The Defendant appeared at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 1, 2007 for finger printing on a prior DUI. The state police detected an odor of alcohol on the Defendant's breath during the processing and charged him with another DUI. The Defendant submitted to breath testing and was charged with a DUI. The Defendant was looking at a minimum 30 day jail sentence for the new offense. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at his preliminary hearing on December 3, 2007 in Harrisburg and was able to establish that the Commonwealth could not prove that the Defendant drove his vehicle to the state police barracks. The DUI charges were dismissed.

Commonwealth v. B On July 15, 2007 the Defendant was stopped by Lower Paxton Township Police Department for failing to stop at a red light. The Defendant submitted to field sobriety test and consented to a breath test. This was a third offense DUI for the Defendant and he was facing a one year prison sentence because he had two prior DUI dispositions. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing and was successful in getting the breath test charge dismissed. Instead of the Defendant receiving a one year jail sentence the Defendant received no jail at his sentencing in Dauphin County Court on January 8, 2008.

Commonwealth v. S On October 7, 2007 the Defendant was stopped for erratic driving by the Pennsylvania State Police in Cumberland County Pennsylvania. The state police officer was allegedly an expert in the detection of whether or not someone was under the influence of narcotics. The Defendant was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of marijuana and was charged with DUI. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on January 14, 2008 at a preliminary hearing and all the charges were dismissed against the Defendant.

Commonwealth v. M On April 28th, 2007 the Defendant struck another vehicle and left the scene of an accident in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. No one was injured in the accident but police were able to determine the Defendant was operating the vehicle earlier on the night in question. The Defendant was charged with accidents involving damage to attended vehicles a misdemeanor of the third degree and other summary offenses. The Defendant was looking at a 6 month license suspension. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on January 14, 2008 in Dauphin County and was successful in getting all the charges dismissed except a minor violation for improper turning movements. The Defendant received no license suspension.

Commonwealth v. H On December 22, 2006, the Defendant was at a friend's house and had consumed large quantities of alcohol. During the wee hours of the morning in question the Defendant entered a bedroom where a 25-year-old woman was sleeping. It was alleged that the Defendant placed his finger in the victim's vagina and placed his hands on the victim's breasts. The victim woke up and screamed and the Defendant left the bedroom. The Defendant was charged with a felony indecent assault and under the standard sentence the Defendant was looking at receiving 22 months in the state prison. Attorney Lauer was successful in getting the felony charges reduced to a misdemeanor and the Defendant only received five (5) days incarceration.

Commonwealth v. K On October 29, 2006 the Defendant was stopped and arrested for DUI. The Defendant submitted to a breath test of a result of .12%. The Defendant was looking at a minimum 30-day jail sentence. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Cumberland County Court on July 17, 2007 and was able to get the DUI reduced to a general impairment charge. The Defendant only received five (5) days incarceration as opposed to 30.

Commonwealth v. L The Defendant was stopped on June 3, 2007 for erratic driving. The Defendant was requested to submit to field sobriety testing and eventually submitted to blood testing with a 0.213% result. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing on August 1, 2007 in Dauphin County and was successful in getting all the charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. O The Defendant was accused of DUI on June 15, 2006 and another DUI on February 4, 2007 the Defendant was also charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, escape and numerous other summary charges. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on August 6, 2007, in Dauphin County Court and was able to persuade the court not to give the Defendant a jail sentence. In both DUI cases the Defendant's blood alcohol level was over 0.18% and there was an accident involved in one of the DUI cases.

Commonwealth v. S The Defendant's vehicle was stopped on April 14, 2007 in Cumberland County for being in an area where a local business was closed and the officer thought it was suspicious that the vehicle was in the area at the time. The Defendant was arrested for DUI and Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on August 15, 2007 in Cumberland County. The charges were dismissed against the Defendant because the officer failed to identify the defendant. It is unknown whether the charges will be re-filed.

Commonwealth v. B The Defendant was charged with DUI for operating her vehicle erratically. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on April 30, 2007 and was able to get the alcohol results dismissed. It was alleged the Defendant's blood alcohol level was in excess of 0.16% and the Defendant was facing 90 days in jail. As a result of Attorney Lauer getting the alcohol results dismissed the Defendant was only facing a five (5) day jail sentence. Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant 85 days in jail and the Defendant only received a one-year loss of license as opposed to 18 months. Furthermore the Defendant was charged with reckless driving and Attorney Lauer was able to get that charge dropped and was able to save the Defendant an additional six-month license suspension. If the Defendant was convicted as originally charged she was facing a 24-month license suspension.

Commonwealth v. A Defendant was charged with DUI after the police officers approached her vehicle as it was stranded along the highway in Cumberland County. It was alleged that the Defendant's vehicle struck an embankment. The police officers approached the Defendant when she was in her vehicle and subsequently asked her to submit to field sobriety testing and a breath test. It was alleged the breath test was in excess of 0.20%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on August 14, 2007 in Cumberland County and was able to get the breath test results dismissed. The Defendant was facing a 60-day license suspension of her license but hopefully since the breath test charge has been dismissed she will not receive any license suspension.

Commonwealth v. M The Defendant was stopped for erratic driving on February 26, 2006 in Camp Hill, PA. The Defendant supposedly failed the field sobriety test and was requested to submit to breath testing. The Defendant's breath test result was 0.159%. The Defendant was facing a minimum 30-day jail sentence but Attorney Lauer was successful in negotiating a plea agreement with the District Attorney's office where the Defendant only received 12 days incarceration.

Commonwealth v. E On October 14, 2006 the Defendant was stopped for making an improper turn. The Defendant was subsequently given field sobriety testing and allegedly failed those tests and was arrested for DUI. The Defendant was requested to submit to chemical testing and the Commonwealth alleged the Defendant refused to submit to chemical testing. The Defendant was charged with DUI and refusing to submit to chemical testing. The Defendant was looking at losing his license for two years. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing in February of 2007 and was successful in negotiating an agreement where the Commonwealth would not file paperwork with PennDot alleging a refusal. Attorney Lauer was able to establish there may have been some mechanical malfunctions with the Intoxilyzer. The Commonwealth did not file the refusal paperwork and Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant a one-year loss of license for that particular matter. The DUI charges were sent to court. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Dauphin County Court on September 12, 2007 and was successful in getting the DUI amended to a charge of reckless endangerment. The Defendant had to serve five days incarceration but he was able to save his driver's license by not receiving a DUI. Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant two years in license suspensions and four points on his driving record. It should be noted that if the Defendant had contest ed the DUI at trial there would have been a high probability he would have been convicted and lost his license and been sentenced to three days in jail.

Commonwealth v. P On March 2, 2007 the Defendant was stopped in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for allegedly failing to stop at several stop signs. The Defendant was given field sobriety testing and it was alleged he failed. The Defendant was then requested to submit to breath testing. The breath test results registered 0.104%. This was a second offense for the Defendant and he was looking at a 30-day jail sentence. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Dauphin County Court on September 12, 2007 and was able to negotiate an agreement with the District Attorney to permit the Defendant to plead to general impairment and the Commonwealth dropped the DUI dealing with the alcohol result. The Defendant had previously and successfully completed 27 days of inpatient treatment and therefore he avoided any jail sentence.

Commonwealth v. M In May 2006 the Defendant was stopped for erratic driving in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The Defendant was requested to submit to field sobriety testing and was alleged he failed the tests. The Defendant was requested to submit to a breath test and it was alleged the Defendant refused to give a breath sample. The Defendant was looking at a mandatory 90 days in jail because this was a second offense in 10 years. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Cumberland County Court and contest ed the alleged refusal with the breath test. Attorney Lauer won the case in Cumberland County and was able to establish that the Defendant did not in fact refuse to submit to chemical testing. Not only did Attorney Lauer save the Defendant one-year loss of license by winning the case with PennDot, but the potential sentencing for the DUI dropped from a minimum of 90 days to a minimum of five days. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in September 2007 and negotiated a plea with the Cumberland County District Attorney's office. The District Attorney dropped the DUI and amended the charge to reckless endangerment and reckless driving. The Defendant was looking at five days in jail and a year loss of license if he was convicted of the DUI. As a result of the amended charges the Defendant lost his license for six months when he would have been looking at losing his license for two years and serving 90 days in jail. It should be noted that Attorney Lauer had to fight this case through four suppression hearings to obtain these results.

Commonwealth v. B Defendant was charged with DUI on December 30, 2006. Defendant had a prior DUI on her record and her blood alcohol level was 0.17%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing and was able to get the charge with highest rate of alcohol result dismissed. The Defendant was previously looking at a 90-day jail sentence and a total of two years in license suspensions because she was also charged with reckless driving. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Cumberland County and was then able to get the reckless driving charged dismissed. The Defendant only had to serve 5 days in jail as opposed to 90 and got a one-year loss of license opposed to two years.

Commonwealth v. W July 15, 2007 the Defendant was operating her vehicle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Defendant was allegedly driving too close to another vehicle and was stopped. The Defendant allegedly failed field sobriety testing and was requested to submit to blood testing. The Defendant refused to submit to chemical testing and was charged with DUI. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on October 4, 2007 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and all DUI charges were dismissed.

Commonwealth. v. W On May 19, 2007, the Defendant was stopped in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County for erratic driving. The Defendant allegedly failed field sobriety tests and was charged with DUI. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing before Judge Gembic on September 4, 2007. Attorney Lauer was successful in getting the DUI charges dismissed.

Commonwealth v. C On June 24, 2007, the Defendant was stopped in the parking lot of the Hershey Arena for suspicious activity. The Defendant's vehicle was searched and 14 grams of marijuana were found along with a marijuana pipe. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing on October 5, 2007. Defendant plead guilty to the paraphernalia charge and Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant a six (6) month license suspension as well as being on formal probation.

Commonwealth v. B The Defendant was stopped in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania on July 16, 2007. The Defendant failed field sobriety testing and was requested to submit to breath testing. The Defendant had a breath test result of 0.179%. This was a third offense and the Defendant was facing a one-year prison sentence. Attorney Lauer found irregularities in the breath testing procedures at the preliminary hearing on October 4, 2007 in Dauphin County and was successful in getting the breath test charge dismissed. The Defendant is facing a ten (10) day jail sentence instead of the original one (1) year incarceration.

Commonwealth v. W The Defendant was charged with operating her vehicle while under the influence on February 8, 2007. The Defendant had a substantial criminal history and the DUI mandated a mandatory 90-day jail sentence but because of the Defendant's substantial criminal records the sentence called for minimum six months in jail. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Dauphin County Court on October 10, 2007 and negotiated a plea agreement whereby the Defendant would not be required to serve one day in jail. The Defendant did receive six months of house arrest.

Commonwealth v. T The Defendant was charged with a DUI on December 17, 2006. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Dauphin County Court and it should be noted the Defendant had a substantial prior criminal record and this violation mandated a one-year prison sentence. The Defendant was looking at serving one year in the state prison. Attorney Lauer was able to convince the Judge to let the Defendant serve his sentence at the Dauphin County Work Release Center as oppose to spending his time in prison.

Commonwealth v. M On June 9, 2007 the Defendant was stopped by Carroll Township Police Department in York County, Pennsylvania. It was alleged the Defendant had a blood alcohol level of 0.16%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing before District Judge Thomas on October 17, 2007 and all charges were dismissed.

Commonwealth v. Y Between August and September 2006, the Defendant was charged with two felony counts of stealing $6,700.00 from a local bank in Cumberland County. The Defendant was facing up to a nine (9) month jail sentence as well as having the felony convictions on her record. The Defendant made full restitution and Attorney Lauer negotiated a plea agreement to get all felonies dropped with a plea to one misdemeanor charge. The Defendant did not even have to plead guilty but in fact pled no contest ; the agreement also called for the Defendant receiving a probation sentence. The Defendant received twelve (12) months probation and only received a fine of $100.00.

Commonwealth v. W On February 3, 2007 the Defendant was stopped for failing to stop at three red lights as well as failing to use his turn signal. The Defendant also was charged with two counts of fleeing and eluding and refusal to submit to chemical testing after he was arrested for DUI. Attorney Lauer was able to convince the officer not to file the PennDot refusal paperwork and saved the Defendant a year loss of license. The officer also agreed to withdraw the two counts of fleeing and eluding which also saved the Defendant points on his driving record as well as additional suspensions. The officer also dropped the three red light violations and saved the Defendant nine (9) points for those offenses alone.

Commonwealth v. M On February 26, 2006 the Defendant was stopped by the Camp Hill Police Department for erratic driving. Attorney Lauer could not get the charges dismissed at the preliminary hearing but he did file suppression motions in county court. The Defendant had failed field sobriety tests and submitted to a breath test of .1457%. The Defendant was looking at 30 days in jail and a minimum fine of $750.00. Attorney Lauer was able to negotiate with the District Attorney to agree to a 12 day jail sentence and a $300.00 fine. Although we did not totally win this case we saved the Defendant 18 days in jail and $450.00 in fines.

Commonwealth v. S The Defendant was stopped, seized and arrested for erratic driving. The Defendant was under suspension for a prior DUI and she was charged with §1543(b), driving under suspension/DUI related as well as a new DUI charge. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on March 13, 2007 and was able to get the officer to withdraw the §1543 (b) charge and saved the Defendant at least 60 days in jail. The case is pending further action in county court.

Commonwealth v. E On February 15, 2006, the Defendant was operating a motorcycle and ran a stop sign. An officer observed the violation and began a pursuit. The Defendant was accused of going in excess of 75 mph in a 25 mph speed zone and was charged with fleeing and eluding police, racing on highways and reckless driving. The Defendant was looking at two years in license suspensions and as a result of negotiated pleas Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant one year in license suspensions.

Commonwealth v. W On February 8, 2007 the Defendant was stopped for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. The Defendant was given field sobriety test and was alleged she failed those tests. The police department obtained a blood alcohol level of .18% The Defendant was also charged with driving under suspension/DUI related. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on April 12, 2007 in Dauphin County and all charges were dismissed.

Commonwealth v. R The Defendant was stopped on January 24, 2007 for erratic driving. The Defendant was alleged to have failed field sobriety test and the government obtained an alcohol level of .092%. Attorney Lauer represented Defendant on April 11, 2007 at a preliminary hearing, and all the charges were dismissed.

Commonwealth v. B The Defendant was stopped by the Carlisle Police Department on February 28, 2007. The Defendant was stopped because the officer wanted to find out if the Defendant was lost and to warn him about using a cell phone. The Defendant supposedly failed field sobriety testing and took a breath test of .18%. At a preliminary hearing on April 19, 2007, Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant and was able to get all charges dismissed. The officer failed to have the correct paperwork and the officer also failed to establish that there was any evidence of impairment.

Commonwealth v. S The Defendant was stopped by the Newberry Township Police Department on January 6, 2007. The Defendant was pulled over for speeding and charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at his pre-trial conference and was able to get the speeding dropped, which saved the Defendant four points on his driving record. Attorney Lauer was able to keep the disorderly conduct charge to a $25.00 fine and was able to get the marijuana charge dismissed earlier at the Defendant's preliminary hearing.

Commonwealth v. G The Defendant was stopped for a DUI in Harrisburg, PA on September 23, 2006. The Commonwealth did not file the criminal charges until March 21, 2007. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing on May 25, 2007 and was successful in getting the DUI dismissed because of prejudicial delay. Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant a 30-day license suspension and being on probation for one year as well as having any records of a DUI on him criminal history.

Commonwealth v. H The Defendant was charged with driving under the influence in York County on September 11, 2006. The Defendant was stopped because it was alleged he was driving recklessly through a parking lot of a supermarket. It should be noted that the Defendant's license was under suspension and he had a prior DUI 20 years ago. Attorney Lauer was able to get the officer to drop the driving under suspension charge and was able to convince the York County Court to accept the Defendant for ARD. It should be noted that if an individual is charged with driving under suspension they are precluded from being admitted to the ARD program.

Commonwealth v. S September 21, 2006 the Defendant was charged with driving under the influence. It was alleged that the Defendant pulled out of a parking lot of a bar and crossed the fog line. The State Trooper was actually passing by the bar and made his observations through his side mirror. The Trooper turned around and followed the Defendant. The Trooper testified that the Defendant failed to use his turn signal while operating his motorcycle. Attorney Lauer was retained to represent the Defendant at the suppression hearing and Attorney Lauer was not successful at that hearing in getting all charges dropped. This was the Defendant's third DUI offense in ten (10) years and the Defendant was facing a mandatory one-year in prison and an 18-month license suspension. Attorney Lauer hired a private investigator and was able to prove that there was no lighting on the road where the alleged motor vehicle violations occurred and the Trooper could not have observed what he testified to have seen. It should be noted that the Trooper testified that the Defendant refused to submit to chemical testing. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a jury trial in Lebanon County and was successful in obtaining a not guilty verdict. It should be noted that the jury was out a total of 26 minutes before finding the Defendant not guilty.

Commonwealth v. B The Defendant was stopped on December 16, 2006 for having an item obstruct her view from her rear view mirror. It should be noted that the Defendant had a small Christmas tree air freshener that was attached to the rearview mirror and clearly the Christmas tree object did not obstruct the operator's ability to see. Nevertheless, the Defendant was stopped and subsequently arrested for DUI. The Defendant had an alcohol result of 0.108% and was facing a 30-day jail sentence and a one-year loss of license. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Cumberland County Court on June 15, 2007 and was able to get the DUI charge dismissed and Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant any loss of license. The Defendant did have to serve five (5) days in jail for a negotiated plea of reckless endangerment.

Commonwealth v. E On April 20, 2007 the Defendant was stopped on his motorcycle for a headlight violation. The Defendant was subsequently arrested and submitted to breath testing with a result 0.17%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing on June 21, 2007 in Cumberland County. Attorney Lauer was successful in getting all the charges dismissed because the officer failed to identify the Defendant as the operator of the vehicle. The defense is hoping the charges are not re-filed.

Commonwealth v. C On April 18, 2007, there was an attempted burglary in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The victim gave a report to the Mechanicsburg police that an individual who was in his late 50s and had a green sweatshirt on attempted to break into his apartment. About a half hour after the incident the Defendant was stopped while walking in Mechanicsburg as the Defendant fit the general description of the perpetrator. The Defendant was charged with criminal trespass a felony, and possession of instruments of a crime. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on June 28, 2007 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Under thorough cross-examination of the victim it was established that the victim could not identify the Defendant as the individual who attempted to break into his apartment. It should be noted that the arresting officer prepared a report indicating that the victim "positively" identified the Defendant within a half hour of the incident. The victim testified at the preliminary hearing that he in fact never positively identified the Defendant but merely said the Defendant looked like the perpetrator. These charges were very serious and the Defendant was facing serious jail time, fortunately justice prevailed and all charges were dismissed.

Commonwealth v. T On September 23, 2006, the Defendant was stopped for erratic driving. Defendant was 76-years of age and obviously could not do very well on field sobriety tests. The officer arrested the Defendant and Defendant submitted to a breath test result of 0.15%. Attorney Lauer discovered deficiencies in the breath testing and the Commonwealth agreed to reduce the charges to a summary offense of public drunkenness. The Defendant avoided being on probation, losing his license and he received a minimal fine of $25.00.

Commonwealth v. R On July 25, 2006, the Defendant was stopped for erratic driving. The Defendant was requested to submit to breath testing and she provided a result of 0.12%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on December 21, 2006 and all charges regarding breath test results were dismissed.

Commonwealth v. V In 2006, the Defendant was charged with four (4) separate DUI offenses. The Defendant already had two (2) prior DUI offenses and was facing a minimum of three (3) years in the state penitentiary. The Defendant was also charged with numerous driving under suspension charges. In total, the Defendant could have received fifteen (15) years in the state penitentiary. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on all of her DUI offenses and she was sentenced on four (4) DUI offenses and a reckless endangerment charge to a one (1) year county sentence. The Defendant avoided at least two (2) years in the state penitentiary and she was fortunate to be able to serve her sentence in the county facility.

Commonwealth v. S In October 2006, the Defendant approached a DUI checkpoint in Perry County, Pennsylvania. It was alleged the Defendant failed field sobriety tests and he was requested to submit to a breath test. The result was 0.12%. The Defendant was charged with general impairment and §3802 (b) of the DUI statute. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on January 6, 2007. Attorney Lauer was successful in negotiating an agreement with the Commonwealth where they withdrew the charge of §3802 (b). The Defendant will avoid any license suspension as a result of the amended charges.

Commonwealth v. J The Defendant was charged with driving after imbibing / general impairment and also driving after imbibing of having a point .06%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Cumberland County Court on January 10, 2007 and was able to get the prosecution to drop the charges dealing with the blood alcohol result. The Defendant was looking at a sentence of 30 days in jail. Attorney Lauer was able to get the Defendant's sentence reduced to five (5) days in the county jail thus saving the Defendant 25 days incarceration.

Commonwealth v. P In May of 2006, Defendant was stopped for erratic driving. It was alleged that Defendant failed all field sobriety tests and she was requested to take a breath test. The result was .11%. It should be noted that the police testified at the preliminary hearing that they videotaped the driving. Attorney Lauer requested the videotape be preserved at the preliminary hearing. This was a second offense for the Defendant and she was facing a mandatory 30 days in jail and a year loss of license. Attorney Lauer could not get the case dismissed at the preliminary hearing but he did file suppression motions in county court. Unfortunately, Attorney Lauer could not get all of the charges dismissed at the suppression hearing. Attorney Lauer did not give up on the case and negotiated a very successful resolution. The Defendant pled guilty to a charge of reckless endangerment and only received ten (10) days in jail as opposed to 30. Furthermore, the Defendant was able to keep her driver's license.

Commonwealth v. E The Defendant was charged with DUI and driving under suspension/DUI related on April 23, 2006 in Cumberland County. This was the Defendant's fifth overall DUI and the third in the last ten years. The Defendant submitted to a breath test and field sobriety test with a result of .11%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at his preliminary hearing on January 29, 2007 and Attorney Lauer was able to negotiate a plea regarding the driving under suspension charge and saved the Defendant at least 60 days in jail.

Commonwealth v. H On November 3, 2006, the Defendant was charged with a DUI, false reports to law enforcement, failure to notify police of an accident, reckless driving, driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed, littering, false reports to law enforcement, accidents involving damage to attended vehicles, terrorist threats and numerous counts of harassment. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 in Snyder County, Pennsylvania and was successful in getting the DUI dismissed, terrorist threats as well as all other charges dismissed except for two counts of false reports, accidents involving damage to attended vehicles and careless driving. It should be noted that the Defendant had a long criminal history and was looking at some serious jail time as well as license suspensions. The Defendant also had another DUI that occurred on June 4, 2006 and the Defendant had a blood alcohol level of .103%. The preliminary hearing was held on the same date as the previous case mentioned, and Attorney Lauer was successful in getting the District Attorney to withdraw the DUI and reduce it to public drunkenness and careless driving. Attorney Lauer most likely has saved the Defendant a long jail sentence and eight (8) years in license suspensions.

Commonwealth v. F On December 4, 2006, the Defendant was stopped for erratic driving. When the state trooper stopped the Defendant he noticed an unopened bottle of alcohol in the back seat of the vehicle. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a summary trial and was able to get the trooper to agree to amend the charges to a summary offense of disorderly conduct. The Defendant was not disorderly but Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant a three month license suspension as well as potential increased insurance costs.

Commonwealth v. M The Defendant was stopped and seized by the Pennsylvania State Police on November 4, 2006. The Defendant had a suspended driver's license. Although Attorney Lauer could not get the DUI dismissed at the preliminary hearing on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, he was able to get the trooper to withdraw the driving under suspension charge, thus saving the Defendant a 12 month license suspension.

Commonwealth v. G On March 5, 2006 the Defendant was stopped for erratic driving. The officer smelled alcohol and requested the Defendant to submit to field sobriety test. It was alleged that the Defendant failed the FST's and she submitted to a breath test with a result of 0.25%. This was a second offense and the Defendant was facing 90 days in jail and a 18 month license suspension. Attorney Lauer fought the case at the preliminary hearing and at suppression hearing and could not get the case completely dismissed. Attorney Lauer was successful in getting the District Attorney to amend the charges to having a blood alcohol level to less than .16%, thus saving the Defendant a six (6) month license suspension. The District Attorney also agreed to a 60 day jail sentence and therefore Attorney Lauer saved the Defendant 30 days in jail.

Commonwealth v. C On June 19, 2006, the Defendant was stopped for speeding and erratic driving. The Defendant was given field sobriety tests and it was alleged that he failed those test. Defendant submitted to blood testing and the government obtained a result of 0.14%. The Defendant was facing a 12-month license suspension and a minimum of 48 hours in jail. Attorney Lauer represented Defendant at the preliminary hearing in Lebanon County on August 31, 2006 and the government dropped the blood test results.

The Defendant avoided a 12-month license suspension and any jail time as a result of Attorney Lauer's negotiations.

Commonwealth v. C On June 8, 2006, the Defendant was in a one vehicle automobile accident and total his vehicle. The Defendant's vehicle caught on fire and the airbags deployed. An officer showed up on the scene and gave my client field sobriety tests and the state trooper prepared a report stating my client failed all field sobriety tests. The Defendant was given a portable breath test and the result was .146%

The Defendant was arrested for DUI and he refused to submit to blood testing.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing in Franklin County and the DUI charge was withdrawn. The Defendant plead guilty to reckless driving and careless driving as well as unsafe speed. It should be noted this was the Defendant's 8th overall DUI offense and a second for mandatory sentencing. The Defendant was facing at least 90 days in jail if convicted. The Defendant only had to pay court costs and minimal fines.

Commonwealth v. N The Defendant was arrested in Yardley, PA, just outside of Philadelphia on June 16, 2006 at 3:08 a.m. The Defendant was stopped for speeding and it was alleged that he subsequently failed field sobriety test. Defendant's BAC was 0.16%

This was the Defendant's second offense facing mandatory 90-day jail sentence. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on September 19, 2006 and convinced the District Attorney to withdraw §3802(C) and amend the charges to §3802(B), thus saving the Defendant 60 days in jail and 6 months in license suspensions.

Commonwealth v. W On June 18, 2006 the Defendant was operating his motor vehicle in Highspire, Pennsylvania and was stopped because the officer noticed fresh damage to the vehicle. The Defendant was stopped and the officer detected an odor of alcohol on the Defendant's breath. It was alleged that the Defendant failed all field sobriety tests and the Defendant was requested to submit to chemical testing. Defendant refused chemical testing.

This was the Defendant's second DUI offense within 10 years and he was facing a mandatory 90-day jail sentence and 2 ½ years in license suspensions. Attorney Lauer was successful at the preliminary hearing in getting the DUI charge withdrawn and the Defendant plead guilty to a summary offense of public drunkenness. The Defendant avoided 90 days in jail and 2 ½ years in license suspensions.

Commonwealth v. S The Defendant was charged with a DUI in Franklin County which was her fifth offense overall in ten years and a forth offense for mandatory sentencing in ten years. The Defendant was facing a state prison sentence and in fact the probation office asked the court to impose a state prison sentence.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant and although he could not get the entire DUI charge dismissed he was able to convince the court to let the Defendant serve her sentence in a county facility so she could maintain her employment. Attorney Lauer was successful in getting the driving under suspension/DUI related charge dismissed which saved the Defendant three months in jail.

Commonwealth v. E The Defendant was charged with a DUI on September 4, 2005. The Defendant was involved in an automobile accident and her airbag deployed. The Defendant was requested to submit to field sobriety and it was alleged she failed those tests. The Defendant submitted to a portable breath test, which indicated a positive reading for alcohol consumption. It should be noted that the Defendant denied she was drinking any alcohol.

The Defendant was requested to submit to a breath test at the police station and the Defendant attempted to blow into the machine on numerous occasions but she was unable to provide a sample of breath that would register on the machine. The Defendant told the officer she suffered from asthma.

The officer filed paper work with the Department of Transportation alleging the Defendant refused to submit to chemical testing because she could not provide an adequate sample.

The Defendant was facing a one-year loss of license for the alleged refusal. Attorney Lauer did not represent the Defendant in her DUI charge and unfortunately she was convicted of the DUI offense. Attorney Lauer fought the refusal charge with the Department of Transportation and hired a medical doctor to testify on behalf of the Defendant that because of her medical condition she could not provide a breath sample. The Dauphin County Court agreed with the Defendant's expert and dismissed the refusal charges, thus saving the Defendant a one-year loss of license. It should be noted that these appeals are very difficult to win.

Commonwealth v. M On August 26, 2006, the Defendant was stopped in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for operating his vehicle without headlights. The officer smelled alcohol and requested the Defendant submit to field sobriety testing. It was alleged that the Defendant failed field sobriety testing and the Defendant submitted to breath testing with a result of 0.081%. This was a second offense and the Defendant was looking at a mandatory jail time and a one-year loss of license.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing in Harrisburg on November 1, 2006 and the DUI was reduced to a summary offense of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. The Defendant avoided jail time and a one-year loss of license.

Commonwealth v. C The Defendant was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped for making an improper left hand turn. It was alleged the Defendant failed field sobriety test and he subsequently provided a breath test result of .085%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing and unfortunately the charges were sent to Dauphin County Court. On December 13, 2006 Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant in Dauphin County Court and was able to get the DUI charge to public drunkenness and a careless driving charge. Because of the Defendant's prior record he could have served two (2) months incarceration if he was convicted of a DUI. The Defendant had to pay a fine of $100.00 and all DUI charges were dismissed.

Commonwealth v. E The Defendant was involved in an automobile accident on December 18, 2005 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The roads were icy and it was a little windy. The Pennsylvania State Police responded to the accident and requested the Defendant to submit to a field sobriety test. A blood test was taken and the result was 0.20%.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on March 13, 2006 and all charges were dismissed against the Defendant.

Commonwealth v. H On December 24, 2005, the Defendant proceeded through a DUI check point at an alleged high rate of speed. Several state troopers supposedly had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit. The Defendant was chased, stopped and arrested for DUI and a felony aggravated assault charge.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on March 13, 2006 in Hershey and was successful in getting the felony aggravated assault dismissed

Commonwealth v. S The Defendant was charged with simple assault and harassment on March 3, 2006. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on March 16, 2006 in Dauphin County. All charges were dismissed against the Defendant.

Commonwealth v. T The Defendant was charged with DUI in Dauphin County. Probable cause to stop was erratic driving. Defendant failed field sobriety tests. The Defendant submitted to a breath test with a result of .12%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on April 12, 2006 and all charges were dismissed.

Commonwealth v. H The Defendant was accused of driving a motor vehicle while under suspension for DUI and facing a 90 day jail sentence. The Defendant was also accused of failure to render aid and false reports. Defendant was looking at least 60 days in jail and at least a two years license suspension. The Commonwealth agreed that the sentence would not exceed 30 days.

Commonwealth v. L The Defendant was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol on or about December 1, 2005 in Northumberland County. The Defendant was in an automobile accident but the police did not actually see the accident. When the police arrived at the scene they spoke to the Defendant who was outside the vehicle. The Defendant was given a field sobriety test and submitted to a blood test with a result of .14%. This was the Defendant's second offense and was facing a year loss of license and 30 days in jail.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing and charges were bound over for court. Attorney Lauer filed suppression motions in county court and the District Attorney withdrew all DUI charges and left the Defendant plead to reckless endangerment. The Defendant kept his driver's license and avoided the jail sentence.

Commonwealth v. W On March 20, 2006 the Defendant was stopped by a Pennsylvania State Trooper in Dauphin County for erratic driving. It was alleged the Defendant failed field sobriety tests and the government obtained a breath test with a result of .144%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on May 22, 2006 in Dauphin County and all charges were dismissed against Defendant.

Commonwealth v. M The Defendant was accused of beating his girlfriend and causing severe injuries to her face and he was also accused of biting her in the back. The Defendant was charged with a misdemeanor 1 of terrorist threats, simple assault and a third degree misdemeanor of disorderly conduct for urinating in the police station.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on May 16, 2006 in Dauphin County and the government agreed to withdraw all misdemeanor charges on the condition that the Defendant obtain alcohol counseling and the Defendant will plead guilty to three summary offenses and not receive any jail sentence.

Commonwealth v. W On March 19, 2006, Defendant was operating her vehicle in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The Defendant did not commit any motor vehicle violations but the officer thought the Defendant looked suspicious. The officer subsequently detected an odor of alcohol on the Defendant's breath and got her to submit to chemical testing. Defendant took a breath test with a result of .086% and was charged with a DUI.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on May 30, 2006 at a preliminary hearing in Franklin County and the DUI charge was dismissed against the Defendant.

Commonwealth v. S The Defendant was stopped in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on February 8, 2006, for erratic driving and subsequently arrested for DUI. The Defendant submitted to chemical testing with a result of .145%. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing on May 24, 2006 and all of the charges were dismissed against the Defendant. It should be noted that the Commonwealth may attempt to re-file the charges.

Commonwealth v. B The Defendant was charged with a misdemeanor, criminal mischief and a summary offense of harassment. It was alleged that the Defendant punched the victim on April 14, 2006 in Dauphin County and caused severe damage to the victim's automobile. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at the preliminary hearing on June 5, 2006 and all charges were dismissed against the Defendant.

Commonwealth v. B The Defendant was stopped and arrested by Carroll Township Police Department on May 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m. The Defendant was stopped for speeding and it was alleged that he failed all field sobriety tests. The Defendant submitted to alcohol testing with a result of 0.032%. Attorney Lauer was successful in getting the Judge to dismiss all charges on the basis that even though a person can do terrible on a field sobriety test they may not be impaired.

Commonwealth v. A On May 31, 2006, the Defendant was stopped in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania for making an improper turn. The Defendant was given a field sobriety test but the Defendant informed the officer he could not complete the test because of bad knees. The officer arrested the Defendant and Defendant refused to submit to chemical testing. Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant at a preliminary hearing in Mifflin County on July 27, 2006 and all charges were dismissed against the Defendant.

Commonwealth v. W On December 1, 2005, the Defendant was operating her vehicle in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and an Officer appeared along side the road as the Defendant had run out of gas.

The Defendant submitted to chemical testing and it was alleged she failed the field sobriety test. The blood test result was .176%.

Attorney Lauer represented Defendant at her preliminary hearing on February 28, 2006, and all the charges were dismissed. The Trooper could not establish that the Defendant was driving the vehicle and he also failed to have the proper documentation to submit the blood into evidence.

Commonwealth v. S On November 25, 2005, the Defendant was stopped for erratic driving in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Defendant was given a field sobriety test and was requested to submit to a breath test, which yielded a result of 0.13%.

Attorney Lauer represented the Defendant on February 28, 2006 before a District Justice in Harrisburg and all charges were dismissed against the Defendant. The Commonwealth failed to establish the necessary documents to admit the breath test results and Attorney Lauer successfully argued there was insufficient evidence to establish impairment.

Commonwealth v. J It was alleged the Defendant was in an automobile accident on October 19, 2005 in Cumberland County and that she hit a parked car. The officers arrived at the scene shortly thereafter and immediately placed her under arrest. The officer did not do any field sobriety tests nor did he give the Defendant a PBT. The officer arrested the Defendant merely because she was in an accident and he smelled the odor of alcohol.

The Defendant submitted to a blood test and the result was .15%

The officer failed to establish the time the blood was drawn and he failed to establish probable cause to arrest the Defendant. The charges of DUI, accidents involving damage to unattended vehicles and careless driving were all dismissed at the preliminary hearing on March 2, 2006.

Commonwealth v. D The defendant was involved in an automobile accident and subsequently charged with a DUI. It was alleged the Defendant failed field sobriety tests and he was subsequently arrested and provided a blood result of .12%. Attorney Lauer was retained after the defendant was previously represented at a preliminary hearing. Attorney was successful in getting the DUI charge modified to a charge of reckless endangerment, saving the defendant a one year loss of license and at least thirty days incarceration.

Commonwealth v. K Attorney Lauer represented the defendant regarding a parole revocation on a fifth offense DUI. The York County Parole office requested the defendant be recommitted for a total on nine months incarceration. Attorney Lauer was successful in having the Judge only revoke the defendant