You can still get arrested for a Marijuana DUI

Even with the legalize pot movement gaining steam across the nation, you can still get arrested for a Marijuana DUI in PA.  There have been a number of marijuana DUI cases recently in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas. Penalties for a Marijuana DUI The penalties of a Marijuana DUI are very serious.  That is because […]

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Prescription Drug DUI Information

Police in Pennsylvania, and especially around Harrisburg, have stepped up their enforcement of prescription drug DUIs:  Some common medications that people have been arrested for are: Ambien Prozac Valium Xanax Klonopin Oxycodone Methadone Recent surveys indicate that American are taking more prescription drugs than ever.  Under Pennsylvania’s impaired driving laws, police can charge you with drugged driving […]

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The federal government broke its medical-marijuana promise

Despite many states legalizing the use of medical marijuana, the federal government still considers marijuana a Schedule I substance which makes possession of it completely illegal.  Furthermore, promises to remove some of the procedural red tape which has been making it difficult for legal dispensaries to operate have not been fulfilled. There are also many […]

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Can I be Arrested for Driving While Using Prescription Drugs?

You can be arrested for driving while using a number of prescription drugs.  The following are some common prescription drugs we see drivers arrested for: Xanax Klonopin Oxycodone Methadone Ambien Prozac Valium According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014, around 22% of all drivers were impaired by drugs. Nearly 50% of […]

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Top 6 Causes for Wrongful Convictions (Part 3) — Bad Forensics

When forensic evidence is presented in the courtroom, there is a general assumption that “if it is scientific, then it must be true.” The reality is much different. Witnesses in white lab coats are much easier to believe than the defendant who has already been stigmatized simply by being charged.  Most jurors are inclined to […]

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MIS-CALIBRATED BREATHALYZER MACHINE PROBLEMS

Mis-calibrated Breathalyzer Machine Problems in PA

One of the main problems with DUI breath testing is that individual police departments are responsible for making sure the machines are working properly.  There are no checks and balances. Imagine a restaurant conducting its own food and health inspections.  It makes no sense.  Well then why does it make sense for the police to […]

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Can a Police Officer Validly Detect Whether or Not You Have Been Smoking Marijuana?

Driving under the influence of marijuana is a serious crime. Getting caught can mean penalties like jail time, fines and license suspension.   We’ve been asked many times before about the possibility of a cop smelling marijuana on you. Below are some considerations in view of this: Just because someone smells of smoke doesn’t necessarily mean […]

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Is Scientific Evidence Really Accurate?

  When a forensic science analyst’s testimony is brought to the courtroom, along with its test tubes and white lab coats, many times a jury accepts it as “scientific fact.” Juries are left with the impression that the evidence is more scientific than it actually is.  However, many times faulty forensic data leads to wrongful […]

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Can I be Arrested for Using Prescription Drugs?

Under Pennsylvania impaired driving laws, police can charge you with drugged driving (also called “DUID”), even if you’re taking a prescription drug under a valid prescription. The rationale behind this is that some of these drugs may cause impairment. You can be arrested for consuming a number of prescription drugs, the following are some common prescription drugs we […]

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