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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »