Tag Archives: war against DUI

Permalink to DUI Arrests in York County are the 7th Highest in PA

DUI Arrests in York County are the 7th Highest in PA

I recently came across some statistics about DUI arrests in York County: York County ranks seventh in Pa. DUI arrests York County had one of the highest rates of DUI arrests in the state from 2008-10. But authorities aren’t sure whether that means the number of people who decided to drive under the influence is […]

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New DUI Ads Show Misplaced Priorities

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has rolled out a sparkling new ad campaign which you will surely be bombarded with over Pennsylvania’s airways.  The ad campaign costs over $14 million dollars with millions more supporting the “crackdowns” all over the country.  Additionally, the state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has provided the state police and and […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania Takes the War on DUI Too Far

Pennsylvania Takes the War on DUI Too Far

As a DUI attorney who has fought cases all over Pennsylvania, I have seen way too many cases where the police have wrongfully arrested people all in the name of the “War on DUI.”  I have seen people with cerebral palsy, cyclic vomiting syndrome, diabetes and even people driving horse buggies wrongfully arrested for DUI […]

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Permalink to Quality Assurance Standards for the Police

Quality Assurance Standards for the Police

It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones. -GEORGE WASHINGTON, letter to James McHenry, Aug. 10, 1798 Most of us are familiar with quality assurance and quality standards. Whether it is taking the steps to limit defective parts in a manufacturing plant or creating a better user experience for […]

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Permalink to You’re Guilty Because I Said So

You’re Guilty Because I Said So

It’s really sad to see our legal values deteriorate before our very eyes.  One of the underlying themes in criminal justice is the presumption of innocence UNLESS proven guilty. However, this currently does not apply to DUI! That is because DUI is the most politically charged crime in the United States today and through the […]

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Permalink to Government Pushing for No DUI Refusals

Government Pushing for No DUI Refusals

DUI is one of the most politically charged crimes in the United States. There are powerful lobbies that influence our lawmakers to enact laws they feel will work.  This is often based on emotions and sentiment rather than science and facts. Sometimes it is based upon profit such as Ignition Interlock companies, house arrest/electronic monitoring […]

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Permalink to Obama Declares December “National Impaired Driving Prevention Month”

Obama Declares December “National Impaired Driving Prevention Month”

DUI and impaired driving is growing problem in this country.  There are new challenges like synthetic marijuana and driving while texting that pose new risks and require a change in tactics.  There are also older problems like fatigued driving which the government has failed to address.  No matter what form this dangerous activity takes, whether […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania DUI Checkpoints to Continue

Pennsylvania DUI Checkpoints to Continue

Get Ready to Have your Right Violated For Another Year in the Name of DUI Enforcement State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski announced recently that Pennsylvania DUI checkpoints will continue for at least another year, so get ready for another year of your rights being violated and being treated like a criminal just for being […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania Police Stop Cars to Check if You’re a Criminal or Not

Pennsylvania Police Stop Cars to Check if You’re a Criminal or Not

The idea may seem foreign to us but there are places in the world where police can stop a driver who has done absolutely nothing wrong just to check and see if that driver is a criminal or not.  “Where is this place?” you ask.  Answer, right here in Pennsylvania. How Pennsylvania is Becoming a […]

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Permalink to Pennsylvania State Police Violate Our Rights While Fishing for DUI

Pennsylvania State Police Violate Our Rights While Fishing for DUI

As a Pennsylvania DUI Lawyer and resident of this great state, just like everyone else, I too wish there were no DUI drivers on Pennsylvania roadways.  In my opinion, better education and training for Pennsylvania state and local police is the key to saving lives.  As it stands, the training police officers receive on drunk […]

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