Misdemeanor

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 »

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 »

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 »

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?

Dangers for PA College Students Using Social Media After an Arrest

Facebook has been in the news recently because of concerns about private information being accessed by third parties. Our Erie criminal defense team felt it was an appropriate time to review the dangers of using social media, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, after being charged with a crime. One post could seriously inhibit an attorney… Read more »

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 »

Edinboro DUI Attorney Discusses Pennsylvania DUI Laws for College Students

When you are in college, you are likely to be exposed to alcohol at parties before you are 21 years of age. Even when you are of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages, you must still be responsible when you consume alcohol. Our Edinboro DUI defense attorneys caution college students to be responsible alcohol because… Read more »