Halloween is not just for kids. Millions of adults throughout the United States, including areas throughout Erie and Pennsylvania, will plan Halloween parties this year. Unfortunately, Halloween is one of the top nights for DUI arrests and DUI accidents. Law enforcement agencies throughout Pennsylvania are preparing for enhanced law enforcement strategies for Halloween. As you… 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 »
How Do People View Traffic Safety In The United States?
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducts an annual survey to gauge driver attitudes toward traffic safety in America. You may be surprised what drivers reported in the 2017 survey. Some of the key findings of the survey include the fact that most drivers (87.5%) believe distracted driving is a bigger problem than it has been… 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 »
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 »
Black Ice Accidents in Erie, PA
As the temperatures fall and winter takes a firm grasp on Pennsylvania, we can expect to see more episodes of dangerous driving conditions because of weather. Sleet, freezing rain, snow, and other winter weather conditions can make driving treacherous. Even when drivers believe the roads are safe, black ice can pose a significant danger for… Read more »
Are You Hosting a Holiday Party and Serving Alcohol?
The holidays are a wonderful time of year for parties and get-togethers. However, the number of DUI accidents and DUI charges increase over the holidays. According to Scram Systems, fifty-one (51) percent of drunk drivers admit to drinking more during the holidays. In addition, sixteen (16) percent of adults say they drink too much during… Read more »
What to Do If My Child is Arrested for a Crime?
Has your child been accused of a crime in Pennsylvania? If so, you must take the matter very seriously, regardless of how ‘minor’ the charge. It is a mistake to consider any criminal charge ‘minor’ because all criminal convictions carry some consequence for your child. It is also a mistake to assume a judge or… Read more »
Three Things You Need to Know About Underage Drinking on College Campuses in Pennsylvania
With the national news coverage of the tragic death of Timothy Piazza at a Penn State University fraternity party earlier this year, the subject of underage drinking on college campuses in Pennsylvania and throughout the company has been the topic of many discussions. For many college students, parties and drinking are part of college life…. Read more »