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Pennsylvania has serious penalties for drunk driving

Have you been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol? Is so, you may be wondering what this means for your future. Drunk driving is a serious offense in Pennsylvania. If convicted, the potential penalties can have a significant impact on your life. 

Drunk driving: Know your rights regarding DUI checkpoints

Summer is quickly approaching, and you know what that means -- more DUI checkpoints are on the way. In Pennsylvania, these checkpoints to check for drunk driving are legal and are commonly seen over the summer, as there seems to be a connection between warmer weather, summer holidays and driving while impaired. While the intention behind these checkpoints is good, they can result in arrests that are not warranted.

Drunk driving thought responsible for crash that injured 2

A young man in Pennsylvania has found himself facing criminal charges following a recent incident in Pittsburgh. This gentleman is accused of hitting a pedestrian with his motorcycle, causing his passenger to suffer injuries and leaving the scene of the accident. Authorities believe that drunk driving was behind this event. 

Are you an alleged repeat drunk driving offender?

Have you been pulled over for suspected DUI more than once? Twice? How about three or more times? The state of Pennsylvania does not take repeat drunk driving offenses lightly. If you find yourself facing yet another DUI charge, how you fight your case in court matters. 

Pennsylvania drunk driving: Are breath tests mandatory?

Pennsylvania residents who are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol may be pulled over by police. When this happens, they are likely to be asked to submit to breath tests. When that time comes, they'll have a choice to make: to blow or not to blow. Are breath tests in drunk driving cases mandatory?

Drunk driving case against John Maher expunged

State representatives are just like everyone else, right? Some people may not believe so after reading about the drunk driving case against John Maher. A Pennsylvania criminal court closed the case and expunged the record. Is this special treatment, or something that is a possibility for the average Joe?

Drunk driving charge may follow a failed field sobriety test

Pennsylvania residents, or those individuals who are visiting the state, who are thought to be driving while impaired by alcohol may be pulled over by police officers. When they are, they may be asked to submit to roadside testing. If they do and they fail any of the tests, drunk driving charges may follow.

No drunk driving arrest, but cop surrenders to other charges

When a law enforcement officer is charged with DUI in Pennsylvania or elsewhere, it is usually the best policy to cooperate, show complete transparency and enter into rehabilitative treatment where appropriate. That approach provides the best path back to normalcy for an officer of the law. There is one obvious proviso: if the accused is not guilty of the drunk driving and other allegations, a vigorous defense would be the more appropriate response.

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