Pennsylvania pays compensation for a man who was falsely imprisoned for a DUI

Imagine getting pulled over and accused of a DUI even though you were completely innocent.  Imagine spending over 5 months in jail even though your test results came back negative- more than once.  Imagine losing your job and your place to live because of this extended false imprisonment. You think this is a fictional story? […]

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Video Shows Pennsylvania State Troopers Discussing DUI Quota

A recently filed lawsuit shows two Pennsylvania State troopers allegedly discussing their “DUI Quota”. Without performing roadside sobriety tests to establish probable cause in a May 2015 arrest in the parking lot of a bar near Lehighton, troopers speculated whether the suspect sitting in the back of a cruiser was “DUI,” the suit alleges. One […]

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POLICE WITH ELECTRONIC DEBIT CARD READERS —- MORE CONTROL FOR PATROL?

The debate regarding civil asset forfeitures has risen to a new level with the recent introduction of portable electronic card readers by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. The Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD) machine enables police to scan prepaid debit cards and allows them to seize the money if the officer suspects […]

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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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How Police can rob you of your property and get away with it

How Police can rob you of your property and get away with it

Civil forfeiture is being completely abused by police departments across the country.  Basically, private citizens are being robbed of their property. Take a look at this investigative piece that shows just how much injustice is being done: Unfortunately, as you can see, this can happen to just about anyone. You don’t have to be guilty […]

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State Police Investigating Cadets for Cheating at Police Academy

Law enforcement officials and lawmakers are up in arms over allegations that cadets cheated on exams at Hershey’s State Police Academy.  An investigation is underway after it was discovered that “cheat sheet” was used by a group of cadets who were due to graduate in March. Pa. State Police investigate academy’s ‘unprecedented’ cheating allegations An investigation of possible cheating […]

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Should filming the police be illegal?

One of the more interesting effects technology has had on criminal justice is the fact that people have cameras and are using them.  Smartphones are ubiquitous and they give common citizens a powerful tool to help them report any harmful activity. But what about when citizens film the police?  Many proponents suggest that filming police […]

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