Category Archives: Pennsylvania DUI Laws

Pennsylvania DUI laws are very complex and it is important to know which laws are relevant to your case.

In this category you will find various posts which discuss various PA DUI laws in detail. This includes posts on:

PA CDL DUI Laws
Underage DUI Laws
Synthetic Marijuana Laws
DUI Prescription Drugs
DUI for PA School Teachers

These posts are for information only and are not meant to replace professional legal counsel. If you are charged with a DUI in Pennsylvania, please call 1-866-MCSHANE to have your case reviewed by an experienced PA DUI attorney.

Permalink to “Darkness” sends 20 to the ER in PA

“Darkness” sends 20 to the ER in PA

Pennsylvania has seen share of K2 and spice emergencies, due to bad batches, or overdoses during over the past years. One brand in particular, called Darkness is responsible for sending 20 patients into the ER at PinnacleHealth during the first weekend of August 2016. Dauphin County’s Drug Task Force and Harrisburg police are investigating to […]

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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 – LIFE LONG CONSEQUENCES OF A DUI (Part 4 of 5)

THE DUI SINK HOLE – LIFE LONG CONSEQUENCES OF A DUI (Part 4 of 5)

Here in part 4, we will examine the life-long repercussions of having a DUI conviction on your record which are all the more reasons why you should fight your charges to try to get completely out of the hole. Keep in mind that a drunk driving conviction will remain on your criminal record forever. Thanks […]

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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 Question:  Can I be charged for a DUI if I take Prescription Marijuana?

Question: Can I be charged for a DUI if I take Prescription Marijuana?

While medical marijuana will be legal in about 18 to 24 months from now, it may cause a problem with the charge of DUI Drugs (DUID). That is because the inactive chemical (the metabolite) in marijuana (Delta 9 carboxy THC) can remain in the bloodstream for weeks. If a cop pulls you over you could […]

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Permalink to You Can Fight a DUI and Win

You Can Fight a DUI and Win

Every DUI case is different, and yours is no exception. We urge you to review the information in this article and contact a qualified DUI attorney to go over your case details.  You can all 1-866-MCSHANE any time, day or night, to discuss your case.   You Can Fight a DUI and Win If you’ve […]

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Permalink to Bad batch of K2 causing problems in PA

Bad batch of K2 causing problems in PA

Synthetic marijuana has been around for years now but a recent “spike” in overdoses has brought it back into the spotlight. Synthetic marijuana products like spice and K2 are illegal in Pennsylvania as well as across the country.  These designer drugs are made in laboratories and sold commercially.  While they are sold as marijuana substitutes, they […]

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Permalink to The Penalties for a Second DUI in Pennsylvania

The Penalties for a Second DUI in Pennsylvania

If you’ve been accused of DUI in Pennsylvania and you have a prior DUI conviction on your record within the last 10 years, you will be facing stiffer penalties, including mandatory jail time, license suspension, and thousands of dollars in fines. Let’s take a look at the laws and penalties of a Second Offense DUI in […]

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Permalink to PA lawmaker calls for DUI registry

PA lawmaker calls for DUI registry

DUI laws are highly politically motivated.  If they were motivated by lawmakers who cared about our families, you would see similar legislation for driving while texting and for falling asleep at the wheel.  Both of those are just as dangerous as DUI but don’t have powerful lobbies backing new laws. I use that as a […]

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