Category Archives: General DUI Information

Permalink to Truck Drivers and DUI — 2 STRIKES … YOU’RE OUT

Truck Drivers and DUI — 2 STRIKES … YOU’RE OUT

For a Pennsylvania truck driver, a first offense DUI carries some very tough penalties. This includes up to 6 months jail time, up to $5,000 fines, 1-year personal driver’s license suspension and 1-year commercial driver’s license disqualification (suspension). Being unable to drive would be crushing.  Many trucker drivers lose their career after the first charge […]

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Permalink to Is the ARD a good option for me?

Is the ARD a good option for me?

Some people think that they can get out of a DUI by opting for an ARD.  But it’s not that easy. First of all, a DUI is a criminal charge.  Therefore, matters will not be taken lightly. The Pennsylvania Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program or ARD is a pre-trial diversionary program (like being subject to probation) […]

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Permalink to Pilots and DUI

Pilots and DUI

If you are a pilot who has been arrested for a DUI, there are very specific rules and regulations that you need to follow. As a pilot, you are required by the Federal Aviation Agency to report your DUI motor vehicular offense within 60 days of the arrest under 61.15(e). If you are convicted of […]

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Permalink to DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS   Part 1 of 6: The Arrest

DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS Part 1 of 6: The Arrest

Welcome to our new blog series where we will drive you through the DUI process from the time of arrest all the way to trial. There may be a number of signals that can trigger an officer to suspect you of driving under the influence. For example, you might have been driving too slowly, changing lanes […]

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Permalink to The DUI Sink Hole: Part 1

The DUI Sink Hole: Part 1

Being charged with a DUI is a very serious matter. The DUI sink hole opened up for you the minute the officer pulled you over and asked, “Have you been drinking?” But there’s no need to let that hole get any deeper or for you to jump into it. In this 5-part blog series “The […]

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Permalink to Why you should never talk to the police

Why you should never talk to the police

“You have the right to remain silent.” As a defense attorney, I wish more people would exercise this right.  When the police arrest you they are looking for evidence to incriminate you.  By talking you are only giving them more chance to do that. The law professor in this video goes into detail of why […]

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Permalink to Pilots and DUI — FAQs

Pilots and DUI — FAQs

I am a pilot and was arrested for a DUI. I am worried about how this will affect my pilot license? What do I do? As a pilot, you are required by the Federal Aviation Agency to report your DUI motor vehicular offense within 60 days of the arrest under 61.15(e). There is also an […]

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Permalink to MADD is “M” is for Money

MADD is “M” is for Money

MADD is a lobby.  A very powerful and highly funded lobby.  They want to make money and use “drunk driving” as the emotional rally call to get more money. In another clear example of this, MADD has come out with a line of Virgin Drinks. MADD… the “M” is for money.

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Permalink to The science of the Justin Bieber DUI case: How a lawyer-scientist can help

The science of the Justin Bieber DUI case: How a lawyer-scientist can help

The science of the Justin Bieber DUI case: How a lawyer-scientist can help [Updated on 26 January 2014 at 905 am EST entitled “The Problem with the Resisting Arrest without Violence charge.”] [Updated on 31 January at 1216 pm EST to include the TMZ link to the GPS records.] There are a lot of my […]

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Permalink to Holiday DUI Checkpoints

Holiday DUI Checkpoints

Its that time of the year again! While many of us are out and about shopping or enjoying time with our family and friends,  police are out in full force stopping us at DUI checkpoints for no reason and absent probable cause in total violation of the true meaning of the 4th Amendment.  These checkpoints […]

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