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Can a Passenger Be Arrested on DUI-Related Charges in Pennsylvania?

Can a Passenger Be Arrested on DUI-Related Charges in Pennsylvania?

It is not uncommon for passengers in a vehicle to be under the influence of alcohol if the driver is also driving while intoxicated. Most passengers do not expect to be charged with DUI if the police pull over the driver and arrest the driver on a DUI charge. However, passengers need to be aware… Read more »

Proposed Pennsylvania Law Helps Individuals Acquitted of a Crime Clear Their Record

Proposed Pennsylvania Law Helps Individuals Acquitted of a Crime Clear Their Record

A new bill introduced earlier this year would make it easier for individuals acquitted of a crime to move on with their lives. Many individuals struggle to clear their criminal records after an acquittal. Some lawmakers believe that an acquittal should be automatically wiped off a criminal record. This law seeks to make that happen…. Read more »

How did Pennsylvania DUI Laws Change in 2019?

How did Pennsylvania DUI Laws Change in 2019?

Pennsylvania lawmakers significantly toughened PA DUI laws beginning in 2019. The state was never known for taking it easy or drunk driving offenders; however, the changes in the state’s DUI laws may now result in some offenders being charged with felony DUI. If you are charged with any offense related to alcohol-impaired driving, you need… Read more »

Are You Aware of the New DUI Penalties for Pennsylvania DUI Convictions?

Pennsylvania lawmakers adopted new DUI laws that increase the penalties for some DUI offenses throughout the state. Senate Bill 961 was passed by both chambers of the state legislature and was signed into law by Governor Wolf last year. The new laws increasing DUI penalties went into effect on December 23, 2018. If you are… Read more »

Preventing Underage Drinking During New Year’s Celebrations

During the holidays, many individuals include alcohol in their holiday celebrations. The holidays are a common time for many teenagers to try alcohol for the first time. Peer pressure and an increase in the opportunities to engage in drinking can make it difficult for some teens to say no to alcohol during the holidays. However,… Read more »

Avoiding a Christmas DUI Ticket in Erie County, PA

Many people include alcohol in their Christmas celebrations. Ninety-six percent of the respondents to one survey said they knew someone who went to work hung over or they went to work hungover during the holidays. One-half of the survey respondents said that alcohol plays a role in their family holiday gatherings. Therefore, it is important… Read more »

Avoid DUI Tickets and DUI Accidents on Halloween?

Trick-or-Treating may be for children, but Halloween parties can definitely be adult-only events. Many adults, including college students, will be spending Halloween at a party with friends. At many of these parties, alcohol will be served. Special Halloween cocktails with names like Voodoo Punch, Dracula’s Bite, and Witch’s Brew will delight party-goers. However, many of… Read more »

Is an Underage Drinking Citation a Serious Charge in Pennsylvania?

The Supreme Court nomination hearings have spurred a national discussion about underage drinking, among other topics. However, many students may believe that a Pennsylvania underage drinking citation is not a serious matter. Therefore, to help parents and students understand the consequences of underage drinking, we discuss some of the potential penalties. The Legal Drinking Age… Read more »

Marijuana DUI

What is the Penalty for a Marijuana DUI Charge in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in 2016. Even though the state has legalized marijuana for medical use, marijuana continues to be illegal for recreational use in the state. Regardless of whether you have a medical prescription for marijuana or you are using marijuana for recreational purposes, you can be charged with marijuana DUI for having any… Read more »

Will I Be Required to Wear a SCRAM Bracelet for My DUI Charge?

Judges in Pennsylvania are increasingly adding the penalty of a SCRAM bracelet as a condition of early release, parole, and probation for some DUI offenders in Pennsylvania. The SCRAM bracelets are seen as an effective means of monitoring some DUI offenders and a less expensive way of punishing some offenders than housing them in Pennsylvania… Read more »