Ignition interlock systems are required for those with high blood alcohol levels or for those who refuse to take a Breathalyzer test. If the individual wishes to drive under a restricted license, they must have an interlock system installed in their vehicle. It must remain in the vehicle for as long as the restricted license is operational.
DUI in Erie County
Being placed under arrest in Erie for a DUI can leave you rattled, wondering what is going to happen and whether you’ll face jail time.
Many people wonder if the number of DUI cases has risen during COVID-19. It will take some time to determine how COVID-19 impacts drunk driving in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. However, there are some numbers available now for Pennsylvania. If the police arrest you for drunk driving, make sure to talk with a… Read more »
If you were pulled over for drunk driving in Pennsylvania, the officer probably requested that you perform the standardized field sobriety tests and submit to a breathalyzer. Both actions are designed to gather evidence proving that you were intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol while operating a vehicle. Unfortunately, SFST are subjective because they… Read more »
Pennsylvania has tough drunk driving laws. If you are convicted of DUI in Pennsylvania, you can face severe penalties. Additionally, the long-term consequences of a DUI conviction can follow you for many years. However, if you cause an accident while driving drunk, you face additional penalties and charges. The best step you can take after… Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 are you planning to do for the Thanksgiving holiday? Are you going out of town? Are you hosting your family and friends? Have you planned to meet friends at a local bar for a few drinks on Thanksgiving Eve? Whatever your plans may be, you need to remember that police will be out in… Read more »