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Criminal defense will follow traffic stop and drug charges

Traffic stops in Pennsylvania are a substantial source of drug arrests and prosecutions. When the authorities question a driver stopped on an alleged traffic violation, they may observe suspicious activity that can lead to a reasonable suspicion, and then probable cause, to make an arrest for drugs. Criminal defense attorneys are adept at investigating such circumstances to determine if the police went over the bounds of constitutional propriety in their procedures.

How long you can stand on one foot could impact your freedom

Whether you're a born-and-raised Pittsburgher, living here temporarily while going to college or just passing through on vacation, you may be familiar with the fabulous nightlife and social amenities the city has to offer. Driving in downtown Pittsburgh or surrounding regions is a whole other ballgame, however! Traffic congestion and other obstacles are par for the course. It's easy to see how an issue might arise that could prompt a police officer to pull you over.

Police officer convicted of drunk driving could lose his job

When a law enforcement officer is charged with DUI in Pennsylvania, the officer may be able to hold on to his or her job but the outcome in that respect is far from certain. This will be an issue with the police chief in Camp Hill, who was arrested for drunk driving in Perry County on Nov. 6 by the state police. Troopers allege that the chief crashed his vehicle into a tree and that he had a blood alcohol reading of .178, which is more than twice the legal limit.

Serious bodily injury while drunk driving is severely punished

Pennsylvania imposes potentially severe punishment on those who are convicted of causing serious bodily injury to another person as the result of driving under the influence. The offense is a second-degree felony with punishment of up to 10 years in prison, a fine up to $25,000, or both. Recently, the state police arrested a 42-year-old woman for that crime and a slew of other violations, including drunk driving.

Family law procedures to follow for post-divorce security

When one comes to the end of a negotiated divorce settlement in Pennsylvania, the residual tension from a long, embattled process may contribute to a depressed mood. However, by this point various things must be done to establish a solid foundation going forward. The participant in a family law divorce proceding will find it well worthwhile to make sure that the following basic steps are executed and in place.

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