Tag Archives: Pennsylvania DUI Laws

Permalink to DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS  Part 3 of 6: The Preliminary Hearing

DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS Part 3 of 6: The Preliminary Hearing

One of the most confusing parts of fighting a DUI is wondering how the “whole thing” will go – especially if you’ve never seen the inside of a courtroom. In this six-part blog series, “Driving Through the DUI Process,” we aim to present a step-by-step explanation of the typical DUI court proceedings in Pennsylvania. Step […]

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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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Permalink to You Can Get a DUI while driving a Bicycle, Scooter, Dirt Bike, Boat or a Plane

You Can Get a DUI while driving a Bicycle, Scooter, Dirt Bike, Boat or a Plane

Did you know that DUI arrests are not limited to people driving automobiles? In this post, we will consider the legal definition of the word “vehicle” as it relates to DUIs. From the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Section 102, we find the following: “Vehicle.” Every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania Law Update: New Penalties for Ignoring Traffic Control Signs and Devices

Pennsylvania Law Update: New Penalties for Ignoring Traffic Control Signs and Devices

Pennsylvania has introduced a new stiffer penalty for those who ignore “road closed” or other safety warning signs and devices. Under the new law, drivers found guilty of such infractions will have two points added to their license and will be fined up to $250. If the violation results in a need for emergency responders […]

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Permalink to Underage DUI Laws in PA (Part 2)

Underage DUI Laws in PA (Part 2)

In our last post, we examined the legal penalties and additional consequences for an underage DUI in PA. Today we look at other related offenses and how to defend and underage DUI charge. Underage Drinking If you are charged with and underage DUI, it is likely you will also be charged with underage drinking.  The […]

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Underage DUI Laws in PA

With schools and colleges off for the summer, teenagers spend a lot of their free time on the road.  As part of our series “Summertime – DUI Time.”  We take a closer look at Underage (Under 21) DUI in PA. If you are between the ages of 18 and 21, and convicted of a DUI, […]

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Permalink to DUI Myth Busters: I’ll Get Off Easy

DUI Myth Busters: I’ll Get Off Easy

In my time defending DUI cases in Pennsylvania, one of the most common misconceptions I come across is when people believe just because they have a perfect criminal record they will get off easy on a first time DUI. They think that ARD is a viable option to them until it is explained to them. […]

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Permalink to New Changes to Pennsylvania DUI Law

New Changes to Pennsylvania DUI Law

A new law has passed the in the Pennsylvania State Senate which has increase d the penalties for a  DUI conviction.  These new penalties apply to those DUI cases where a passenger is a minor (under the age of 18). These penalties are in addition to any existing penalties (see Pennsylvania DUI laws and penalties […]

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Permalink to Summertime- DUI Time

Summertime- DUI Time

Pennsylvania is an exciting place during the summer.  With beautiful national parks, historical landmarks, theme parks and many other attractions, there sure is a lot to do here PA.  However, along with the pick up in activity and excitement, there is certainly an up-tick in the number of people arrested for DUI. “Why does this […]

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Permalink to Clarification on DUI Prescription Drugs

Clarification on DUI Prescription Drugs

On a recent post about DUI prescription drugs a reader commented that prescription drugs in fact do impair drivers and thus they are not innocent.  I feel this issue needs to be clarified. While many prescription drugs can cause impairment, there is a growing number of cases where a driver took prescription drugs, was not […]

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