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Pennsylvania man charged with drunk driving, child endangerment

A Pennsylvania man is facing some serious criminal charges after being pulled over by police in Duquesne. The charges against him include drunk driving and child endangerment. The consequences for both, if he is convicted, include jail time and fines -- among others.

Pittsburgh drunk driving: Q and A

Law enforcement officers in the city of Pittsburgh are constantly on the lookout for individuals who are driving while impaired. Drunk driving can carry significant penalties if one is ultimately convicted -- particularly for repeat offenders. Anyone charged with DUI is likely to have a lot of questions. This week's column will answer some of the most commonly asked questions.

Pleading guilty in a drunk driving case may be the right move

When facing DUI charges in Pennsylvania or elsewhere, knowing the right legal steps to take can be a challenge. It is okay to want to fight to protect oneself. Sometimes, the best way to fight a drunk driving charge is to plead guilty. How can that be?

Driver who crashed into house charged with drunk driving

A young man was driving his car near Manchester Township when he crashed it into a home. Pennsylvania police were called to the scene and the driver arrested for drunk driving and other criminal offenses. The potential penalties if he is convicted can have long-lasting consequences, so he needs to approach this matter carefully in court. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help him do just that.

How the HGN test tests for drunk driving

Pennsylvania residents who are thought to be driving under the influence of alcohol will likely be asked by law enforcement officers to participate in field sobriety testing. There are three standard tests. This week, this column will go cover the horizontal gaze nystagmus test and how it tests for drunk driving.

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?

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.

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.

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