When charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Pennsylvania, especially if it is for the first time, it can be tempting to just accept whatever punishment the court is ready to hand down. You may feel you cannot fight the charges anyway, so what is the point? The truth is, fighting drunk driving charges -- especially if this is your first offense -- may be in your best interest.
Police in Pittsburgh recently arrested a local man who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. It apparently took some effort getting this man into custody as he allegedly fled from the officers who pulled him over. This individual has since been charged with drunk driving, eluding and fleeing, possession and a number of other traffic-related violations.
Pennsylvania residents who are pulled over by police for suspected impairment may have some questions about what their rights are in such a moment. For example, they may wonder if they must comply if asked to provide a breath sample for analysis. The truth is those suspected of drunk driving do have the right to say no to Breathalyzer tests.
On Thursday, Aug. 16, police in Pittsburgh arrested the man they say is responsible for hitting eight parked vehicles with his car. Impairment is thought to be a factor in this case. This gentleman is facing a slew of charges, including drunk driving. Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident.
Pennsylvania residents who police suspect of driving while impaired may be pulled over for sobriety testing or breath tests following an accident. Law enforcement officers often use the Breathalyzer on potentially inebriated drivers. How do Breathalyzers detect impairment and does a failed test mean one will be charged with drunk driving?
If you are facing a DUI charge in Pennsylvania and you think it is only a minor thing, it can be really tempting to manage your criminal and administrative hearings on your own. How difficult can it be, right? Honestly, a lot goes into drunk driving cases and if you make a mistake while representing yourself, you will have to pay the price for it.
A woman from out of state was arrested for her involvement in a recent crash that left one person dead. She is charged with drunk driving. If convicted, the consequences attached to this level of DUI in Pennsylvania can be severe.
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.
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.
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?