The availability of dashcams is universal these days. Some civilian automobiles have one and most police vehicles have them. These devices show what happens when a person is pulled over, which takes away a lot of the guessing. In the past, people tended to defer to what the police officer claimed happened, but they can see it for themselves now. For a person facing a
Autumn can be an exciting season for many college students. Upperclassmen are returning to campus to reunite with their classmates while first-years are now understanding what opportunities their universities can offer to them. It’s arguably the best time of the year to catch up with old friends and make new ones at social gatherings. Officers are aware of how hectic parties can get during the
If you have a DUI conviction and had your license suspended, you may not realize how important it is for you to avoid driving in Pennsylvania. In December 2018, new state laws went into effect, making the penalties stiffer for those caught driving on a suspended license. The laws also became stricter for repeat DUI offenders. Now if you have a suspended license after a
Sudden swerving, drifting out of a lane and delayed reactions are surefire signs of a drunk driver, right? That’s not always the case. Drowsy driving symptoms are remarkably similar to drunk driving. A lack of sleep has significant effects on your body’s ability to drive just like alcohol. The National Sleep Foundation says that driving after being awake for 18 hours is equivalent to a
March has arrived, which means it’s only a matter of time before people start dying their food green and seeing if there are any Irish-themed festivities in their towns. St. Patrick’s Day may not last as long as Christmas or New Year’s, but some cities in Pennsylvania help make it a holiday plenty of people enjoy celebrating. Unfortunately, some people celebrate a bit too much.
Why should people lose their driving privileges over a mistake that didn’t involve driving? If you’ve wondered, the Pennsylvania lawmakers finally see your point. This is a change to the law that will affect thousands of people in the year ahead. Driving privileges will stop being taken from non-violent offenders. Last October, Governor Wolf signed House Bill 163, to leave driving privileges intact for people convicted
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 —
Though some believe Pennsylvania is harsh towards punishing drunk drivers, the state does recognize the lifelong consequences one charge along can bring. That’s why it has the Accelerated Rehabilitive Disposition, a program which isn’t offered in any other state. This allows first-time offenders with no prior criminal convictions the chance to rehabilitate with fines and community service without having to go through tedious court proceedings.
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. If you are facing a simple assault charge, you can expect
The last two months feature some of the most important holidays for large families. Many workers are planning their days off to drive hours on the road just to spend time with their loved ones while celebrating the most festive times of the year. Unfortunately, some will not get the chance to do so. Thanksgiving and Christmas have some of the highest DUI arrest rates