People can be charged with DUI in Pennsylvania even if they spend a minute behind the wheel of a vehicle when they're inebriated. Although the stepmother of former child actress and socialite Lindsay Lohan took the bus on Christmas Day, she is facing DUI charges. Kate Major Lohan, age 36, was charged with drunk driving after she allegedly yanked the bus driver out of her seat, getting into the driver's seat herself. The supposed incident happened in Hellertown.
The penalties for driving under the influence just got stiffer for repeat offenders in Pennsylvania. Penalties have also become more harsh for homicide convictions in connection with drunk driving in Pennsylvania. Two mothers who lost children to drunk drivers were instrumental in paving the way for the new legislation that just recently went into effect, so it is imperative that those charged with DUI more than once obtain legal counsel to fight those charges aggressively.
When holidays arrive, it's often a fight to determine where a child's going to spend their time. While parents often have parenting plans in place that dictate where a child will spend the holidays, special events and activities might make it hard to stick to those plans.
You should not let the designation fool you. When it comes to a simple assault, the second word is much more powerful than the first. A simple assault is the most common form of an assault and battery charge and the charges can stem from punching, pushing, grabbing, slapping, spitting, scratching or hair pulling.
Pennsylvania imposes potentially severe consequences on those convicted of causing serious bodily injury to, or the death of, another person due to driving under the influence. Pennsylvania state police recently arrested and charged a 26-year-old woman not only with drunk driving but with homicide by vehicle while under the influence, among other charges. Police allege that the woman was driving her vehicle early in the morning when she struck another vehicle, causing the death of the driver.
Even after the holidays are over, winter still has a high DUI rate compared to some of the other seasons. This season has the least amount of sunlight, meaning that cops are on high alert since most DUI arrests and crashes occur in the dark. The slippery roads also mean most drivers have a higher chance of losing control over their vehicle even if they are not drunk. This could potentially lead to some misunderstandings.
Having a criminal record when being accused of another crime may make fighting the charges more difficult. It may be the primary reason for seeking legal advice. A 40-year-old Pennsylvania man, who was convicted as a teen of voluntary manslaughter in the death of a police officer, is now facing drug and gun charges, and he will need to mount an aggressive criminal defense to fight the charges.
Getting a DUI can threaten your job, which is never good. It's important that you can go to work and bring home a paycheck. You want to make sure you can live comfortably.
Two teenagers are facing charges in connection with the recent death of a 38-year-old woman. The Pennsylvanians, aged 17 and 18, will each need to mount an aggressive criminal defense against the charges, which could potentially change the course of each of their lives. The 18-year-old has been charged with second and third-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy; the other teen is charged with robbery and conspiracy.