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How to Avoid a Labor Day DUI in Northwestern Pennsylvania?

How to Avoid a Labor Day DUI in Northwestern Pennsylvania?

Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer. For many individuals, the long weekend is a great time to gather with friends and family for a final summer celebration before settling in for a long Pennsylvania winter. Alcohol is a part of many Labor Day holiday celebrations. Unfortunately, alcohol can also be the cause… 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 »

What Happens After I Am Arrested for DUI in Edinboro?

Being arrested for DUI in Edinboro can be frightening, especially if this is your first experience with the judicial system. We encourage you to exercise your constitutional rights to remain silent and contact a lawyer. The steps you take after a DUI arrest could have a huge impact on the outcome of your case. DUI… 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 »

What Makes An Edinboro DUI A Felony?

Traffic violations are classified as felonies, misdemeanors, or infractions. The level assigned to the traffic violation depends on the seriousness of the act. For example, a broken tail light or a parking violation is usually considered an infraction. However, more serious traffic violations are categorized as misdemeanors or felonies. A felony is the most serious… Read more »

Proposed Tougher Laws for Repeat DUI Offenders Goes to State House of Representatives

Pennsylvania Senators have approved a bill that will toughen DUI penalties for repeat offenders with overwhelming support. The final passage (reconsidered) of SB 961 received 45 votes in favor of the bill with only four nays and one no vote. The bill now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. If the bill passes,… Read more »

Can I Be Charged in Pennsylvania for Drugs in the Car if I am a Passenger?

You are riding with a friend who is pulled over for a traffic stop. The police officers search the vehicle and find drugs under the back seat. You are charged with possession of drugs and arrested, even though you had no idea your friend had drugs in the vehicle. What should you do?

Avoid Alcohol-Related Criminal Charges on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day 2018 is on Saturday, which means a lot of people will not need to worry about getting up to go to work the day after St. Patrick’s Day. Therefore, many people in Erie and Edinboro will be celebrating the holiday with alcohol. Sadly, some people will face serious criminal charges on Monday… Read more »

Four Reasons You Should Not Face Criminal Charges Without a Defense Attorney

There are many reasons why you should consult with an attorney who practices criminal defense. Some of the reasons may be obvious, but there are some reasons that many people do not consider. Below are four of the reasons why we urge you to contact our law firm to speak with an attorney. You deserve… Read more »

Can I Lose My Gun Rights if I Am Arrested in Pennsylvania?

Many people fear that they will lose their guns if they are arrested in Pennsylvania. Committing some crimes in Pennsylvania can result in losing your gun rights. Therefore, securing an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Erie as quickly as possible is important. Your attorney can fight to have the charges dismissed or reduced to a… Read more »