Introduction: DUI roadblocks, or sobriety checkpoints, have been a subject of much debate in the United States. While their proponents argue that they are necessary to ensure public safety, others question their effectiveness and constitutionality. In this blog post, we will delve into the history of DUI roadblocks, the Supreme Court case that approved their…read more »
Category: DUI Laws
Pennsylvania DUI Statistics and Roadblocks: Do They Make a Difference?
Introduction: Driving under the influence (DUI) is a major public safety concern across the United States, and Pennsylvania is no exception. Law enforcement agencies in the state have implemented various measures to combat DUIs, including the use of DUI roadblocks or sobriety checkpoints. In this blog post, we will explore Pennsylvania DUI statistics and examine…read more »
What are the penalties for a Fourth Offense DUI in PA?
If you have been convicted of three DUIs in the past, you already know how severe the penalties are. Unfortunately, recent changes in the laws have increased the penalties for fourth time offenders. Fourth (and subsequent) offenses are now a FELONY in Pennsylvania. If you are convicted of a felony of the third degree, you…read more »
What are the penalties for a Third Offense DUI in PA?
Recently, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania enacted laws that increased the penalties for some third time offenders. In PA, there is a 10 year look back period, so if you have 2 prior DUIs in the last 10 years, you can be charged with a third offense. The chart below details the penalties you will be…read more »
Pennsylvania Enacts Tougher DUI Laws
Recently, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation which calls for harsher penalties for some DUI offenses. The new laws cover three areas: Third DUI Offenses Third DUI offenses within a 10 year period will be graded as a felony if the driver: Refused to submit to a chemical test to determine their blood alcohol level Had…read more »
Will a DUI affect my immigration status?
Green Cards and Naturalization Applicants for Green Cards or for U.S. Citizenship who get charged with a DUI often worry about how it will affect their immigration status. While outcomes will differ on a case to case basis, one thing is for certain, any immigration agencies who do check will find your DUI and it…read more »
Ambulance Drivers and DUI
The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services in PA has its own set of penalties for ambulance drivers as it relates to DUI. It’s not good news. The rules are listed below: If the driver is convicted of a DUI When a person is convicted of a DUI, that individual is prohibited from driving an ambulance…read more »
DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS Part 6 of 6: The Trial
The day you have been waiting for — the Trial. Understanding the Pennsylvania DUI court procedures can be complex, but with the right attorney, it can be managed to give you a better outcome. In this 6-part big series, we have outlined the legal process. Of course, having an experienced DUI attorney will not only…read more »
DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS Part 5 of 6: Omnibus Pretrial Motion
Have you recently been charged with driving under the influence? If so, you may be confused by the court process, as there are several steps that must be taken before a case actually goes to trial. An experienced DUI defense lawyer can assist you in navigating through the complicated court proceedings. Step 5. Omnibus Pretrial…read more »
THE DUI SINK HOLE – BEATING THE DUI CHARGE (Part 5 of 5)
When charged with a DUI, you may feel that you are stuck in a deep hole and there is no way out. Don’t despair. In this blog post, we will discuss ways to combat a DUI charge and ultimately get out of the hole. Here are some defenses that our DUI attorneys can use to…read more »