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House Bill 163 passes in Pennsylvania

Prior to 2019, it was possible to lose your license for a plethora of reasons unrelated to driving. Carrying alcohol while underage? You could lose your license. Did you purchase cigarettes when you were still 17? You could have lost your license, too. Today, that kind of sentencing has been questioned enough that it led to changes in the law. The changes came in the

Does the ‘Clean Slate’ law benefit drunk driving convictions?

The Pennsylvania legislature recognized that people who make mistakes that result in a misdemeanor conviction should not have to carry that error in judgment around for the rest of their lives. As a result, it passed the so-called “Clean Slate” law, which allows individuals with certain convictions to limit access to them when certain individuals or entities — such as potential employers, landlords or others —

Alleged drunk driving results in homicide by vehicle charge

A 26-year-old man is facing a serious homicide by vehicle charge. The accused was allegedly drunk driving when the vehicle he was operating crashed into another, killing the 27-year-old male driver. The Pennsylvania man died in hospital two days after the incident. An unconscious passenger in that vehicle was taken to hospital for treatment. The accused will need to mount an aggressive fight using the

Getting DUI charges dropped: Helpful tactics

When you’re faced with a DUI, the best thing that can happen is for the charges to be dropped. This happens more often than you may believe. Why does it happen? There are many reasons. For example, the stop might have been illegal. The breath test might have been inaccurate. Medical exams could prove that medical conditions led to a person’s actions, not intoxication. All

Man facing more than 20 charges including drunk driving

A traffic stop culminated in a 23-year-old man being charged with DUI and more than 20 summary traffic offences. The Pennsylvania resident will need experienced legal counsel to help him to aggressively fight the charges, particularly since he has been accused of alleged drunk driving which bears with it serious consequences. State police ended up in a several-mile vehicle chase with the accused. Three other men

Pennsylvania enacts felony law for repeat drunk driving cases

Repeat DUI drivers will now be facing harsher penalties. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently signed a bill into law that those convicted of drunk driving three or four times, depending on their blood alcohol levels, will be facing felonies. Up until now, Pennsylvania did not have a felony law connected to DUI, so those facing these serious charges would do well to have an experienced legal team helping

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