Category Archives: DUI Penalties

Permalink to New Proposed Law introduces Stiffer Penalties for Repeat DUI offenders

New Proposed Law introduces Stiffer Penalties for Repeat DUI offenders

A new bill has been proposed in the Pennsylvania State Senate that would drastically increase the penalties for some repeat DUI offenders. The bill was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 18, 2017. The bill proposes to amend Section 3803 and 3804 of the vehicle code in regards to grading and penalties for […]

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Permalink to Will a DUI affect my immigration status?

Will a DUI affect my immigration status?

Green Cards and Naturalization Applicants for Green Cards or for U.S. Citizenship who get charged with a DUI often worry about how it will affect their immigration status.  While outcomes will differ on a case to case basis, one thing is for certain, any immigration agencies who do check will find your DUI and it […]

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Permalink to I got a DUI– What do I do now?

I got a DUI– What do I do now?

You got a DUI. You probably feel scared, confused, and disappointed. At this point, the best thing for you to do is take a deep breath and start gathering some information.  We can help.  We have a 24/7 DUI helpline at 1-866-McShane.  Without judging you or lecturing you we will answer all of your questions. […]

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Permalink to Important Lesson for Teachers Charged with a DUI

Important Lesson for Teachers Charged with a DUI

A DUI Can Mean Losing Your Teaching Job One of the common concerns for teachers who are charged with a DUI is about whether they will lose their job.  You’ve put in so much hard work to get to this point.  Watching it all come down in an instant can be very scary.  Fortunately, The […]

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Permalink to Ambulance Drivers and DUI

Ambulance Drivers and DUI

The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services in PA has its own set of penalties for ambulance drivers as it relates to DUI.  It’s not good news. The rules are listed below: If the driver is convicted of a DUI When a person is convicted of a DUI, that individual is prohibited from driving an ambulance […]

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Permalink to Nurses and DUI

Nurses and DUI

One common question we get from nurses charged with a DUI is “Will I lost my license to practice?” This depends on your disciplinary and criminal history as well as a number of procedures which need to be followed. If you are a nurse and have been charged with a DUI or other criminal offense, […]

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Permalink to We help Medical Doctors that are accused of DUI

We help Medical Doctors that are accused of DUI

Are you a doctor accused of a DUI? The McShane Firm can help! Statistics indicate that drug and alcohol abuse are the third most common triggers for Medical Board disciplinary action against physicians. The most common form of drug or alcohol-related charge relates to driving under the influence-DUI. Many physicians erroneously believe that a DUI […]

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Permalink to What is SCRAM and How can I get this Bracelet off of me?!

What is SCRAM and How can I get this Bracelet off of me?!

Many counties in PA are requiring those arrested for DUI to wear a SCRAM bracelet to monitor their alcohol level. SCRAM stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring. The bracelets are attached to a person’s ankle and test for alcohol levels in sweat. SCRAM bracelets are very costly.  Not only do they cost over $100 for installation, you […]

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Permalink to Ignition Interlock to become Mandatory in PA even for some First Offenders

Ignition Interlock to become Mandatory in PA even for some First Offenders

Last month, the Rafferty bill, was passed in both the Pennsylvania Senate and House requiring ignition interlock devices for first-time DUI offenders who register a blood-alcohol content of .10 percent or higher. Proponents of such legislation assert that these devices will prevent drivers who blow a BAC above .025% from being able to start their […]

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Permalink to THE DUI SINK HOLE Part 2 : LEGAL PENALTIES

THE DUI SINK HOLE Part 2 : LEGAL PENALTIES

The DUI sink hole is a long dark hole that you have managed to slip into. If you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, you are already in pretty deep. But there are ways out. In this blog series part 2, we will discuss the dark penalties you may be facing. A DUI conviction […]

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