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The legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age. Anyone under the age of 21 caught consuming alcohol could face an underage drinking charge. However, if that person is operating a motor vehicle, the person could also be charged with underage DUI.

Underage DUI in Pennsylvania — What Do You Need to Know?

The legal drinking age in the United States is 21 years of age. Anyone under the age of 21 caught consuming alcohol could face an underage drinking charge. However, if that person is operating a motor vehicle, the person could also be charged with underage DUI. Underage DUI charges carry severe penalties in Pennsylvania. If… Read more »

Can an Erie DUI Attorney Help Me Defeat a Breathalyzer Result?

Can an Erie DUI Attorney Help Me Defeat a Breathalyzer Result?

If you were pulled over for drunk driving in Pennsylvania, the officer probably requested that you perform the standardized field sobriety tests and submit to a breathalyzer. Both actions are designed to gather evidence proving that you were intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol while operating a vehicle. Unfortunately, SFST are subjective because they… Read more »

Can I Receive a DUI Ticket in an Erie Parking Lot?

Can I Receive a DUI Ticket in an Erie Parking Lot?

It is common knowledge that driving under the influence is strictly enforced throughout Pennsylvania. If you operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, you can expect law enforcement officers to issue a DUI ticket if you are caught. A conviction on a DUI charge can range from substantial fines and loss of driving… Read more »

Avoid a Holiday DUI Arrest in Erie During The Upcoming Holiday Season

Avoid a Holiday DUI Arrest in Erie During The Upcoming Holiday Season

Each year, right before Thanksgiving, our Erie DUI defense attorney takes time to remind Pennsylvania drivers of the risk of holiday DUI stops during the holidays. Law enforcement officers increase patrols and watch more closely for drunk drivers beginning the week of Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year’s Day. Holiday DUI arrests can increase dramatically… Read more »

Are DUI Accident Charges Worse in Pennsylvania?

Are DUI Accident Charges Worse in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has tough drunk driving laws. If you are convicted of DUI in Pennsylvania, you can face severe penalties. Additionally, the long-term consequences of a DUI conviction can follow you for many years. However, if you cause an accident while driving drunk, you face additional penalties and charges. The best step you can take after… Read more »

Why Do I Need a DUI Defense Attorney in Northwestern Pennsylvania?

Why Do I Need a DUI Defense Attorney in Northwestern Pennsylvania?

Are you wondering if it is worth hiring a DUI defense attorney to help you with a drunk driving charge? Many people assume they can successfully handle a DUI charge themselves, especially if it is their first DUI offense. Why do they need to bother paying an attorney for something they can do themselves? If… Read more »

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 »

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Memorial Day DUI Checkpoint – What Do Erie Drivers Need to Know?

Memorial Day is approaching and law enforcement officials throughout Pennsylvania, including Erie County, know that many people will celebrate the long holiday weekend with alcohol. Unfortunately, some individuals will operate a motor vehicle after having too much to drink during the Memorial Day weekend. Therefore, some law enforcement agencies may set up a DUI checkpoint… Read more »