Month: June 2018
Pennsylvania man charged with drunk driving
A Pennsylvania man is preparing for a legal battle after being arrested following a car crash on June 17. He is facing drunk driving and other charges as a result of the event. A preliminary hearing regarding this case has already taken place. At approximately 6:30 a.m., a 38-year-old male was operating his SUV on Route 8 in Shaler when he is said to have
DUI checkpoints set up preceding the Fourth of July
Gearing up to Fourth of July, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (DOT) and other law enforcement are rolling out DUI checkpoints across the state. According to CBS Pittsburgh, the checkpoints will continue through July 5. The agencies are trying to prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and ultimately causing vehicle accidents. A member of the DOT stated that in 2017, police officers were
How should you ask for a prenuptial agreement?
Once you find the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, it’s hard to think about the divorce process. Even so, you need to consider the fact that things can go wrong in the future. There are many ways to protect yourself upfront, such as through the creation of a prenuptial agreement. There’s only one problem with this: Asking your fiancé
It’s only a drunk driving first offense; can I handle it myself?
Your night out ended with you getting pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence. This is your first ever drunk driving charge. No one was hurt and you do not even believe that you were that impaired. Handling this case in a Pennsylvania criminal court should be pretty easy right? You don’t need legal counsel, do you? A drunk driving first offense that
Pennsylvania man arrested for drunk driving and other charges
A Pennsylvania man recently went out to get some breakfast and ended up being arrested. He’s been charged with drunk driving and various other criminal accusations. The consequences tied to a conviction in this case may be quite severe. The accused has the right to retain legal counsel of his choice to assist him during this difficult time. According to a recent news report, on
Understanding field sobriety tests and the impact on a DUI charge
Field sobriety tests are used by police officers to help determine if a person is under the influence of alcohol. While not always the case, the use of a breathalyzer test typically comes after one or more field sobriety test. The Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) is endorsed by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and consists of the following: Walk and turn.
6 facing drunk driving charges after being stopped at checkpoint
It is not uncommon to see sobriety checkpoints pop up in Pennsylvania. Law enforcement officials schedule these checkpoints on occasion to get impaired drivers off the road. In mid-May, police in Pittsburgh — along with several other departments — ran a checkpoint that resulted in several being arrested and charged with drunk driving. According to reports, this checkpoint was open in Sewickley on May 19,
Police can’t just stop anyone for drunk driving
Pennsylvania residents who have ever been pulled over for suspected impairment may have some questions about their encounters with police. Law enforcement officers cannot just pull anyone over for drunk driving. There has to be just cause for taking such action. In order for a police officer to pull a person over to check for impairment, there has to be reasonable suspicion of impairment. Without reasonable