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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 »

DUI Offenses in Pennsylvania for the New Year’s Holiday

Do you plan to celebrate New Year’s Eve with friends and family? Are you going to a New Year’s Eve party? Will you be drinking alcohol as part of your holiday celebration? If so, we want you to know a few things about DUI’s during the New Year’s holiday.

NHTSA Releases Alcohol-Impaired Driving Statistics for 2016

Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its Traffic Safety Facts for alcohol-impaired driving in 2016. According to the information provided by the NHTSA:

What is ‘Wet’ Reckless Driving in Pennsylvania?

Most drivers have heard of reckless driving; however, some drivers don’t believe that reckless driving is a serious offense. The penalties for a reckless driving conviction can be serious. If you are intoxicated at the time of your arrest, you can be charged with ‘wet’ reckless driving. Is there a difference? Should you accept a… Read more »

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Pennsylvania Governor Expands Ignition Lock Law to First Time DUI Offenders

Governor Tom Wolf is expected to sign a measure into law that expands the current ignition lock law in Pennsylvania to drunk drivers facing a first-time charge. The Senate recently passed the measure unanimously and the House passed the bill as well. A 2003 law on the books requires any individuals convicted of multiple DUIs to… Read more »

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How Does a DUI Impact My Ability to Retain My CDL License and Career?

DUI Conviction & Commercial Drivers License If you make your living behind the wheel of a truck as many individuals in Pennsylvania do, a DUI conviction is more than just a basic inconvenience and an expense. Instead, it could also be very detrimental to your truck driving career. This is because you are the holder of a… Read more »

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If I Suspect That I Am Under The Legal BAC Limit In Pennsylvania, Can I Drive Without Fear Of Being Arrested?

In any situation where you believe that you may be under the influence of alcohol, it is better to call a cab or ask a friend to give you a ride in order to be safe. In the state of Pennsylvania, a blood alcohol content level under 0.08 could technically be considered a violation of… Read more »

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What is the Minimum Sentence Associated with a First Offense DUI in Erie?

An individual who has been arrested for driving under the influence, or charged with DUI for the first time may be under the impression that this is not a serious offense. This is a mistake. A DUI conviction can be associated with penalties and consequences that continue to follow you for several years to come. First… Read more »

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What To Do at a DUI Roadblock in Erie

When you are approaching a roadblock in Erie, Pennsylvania this New Year’s Eve, you need to understand your rights as well as your responsibilities. Upon initial contact coming on a roadblock, you do have the right to refuse any of the officer’s questions, but this may raise his or her concerns about whether you have… Read more »

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What You Need To Know About Underage DUIs in Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, driving under the influence of alcohol carries harsh penalties on its own but these can become even more serious when you are charged with a DUI and happen to be under the age of 21. The legal penalties are increased, but it can also influence your future employment opportunities and your car insurance rates…. Read more »