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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »