What to Expect if You’re Expecting… a DUI: Preliminary Hearings

What to Expect if You’re Expecting… a DUI: Preliminary Hearings

DUI Preliminary Hearings in PA: A Brief Introduction I frequently represent people all over the Harrisburg area when they are accused of a DUI.  Two of the most frequent questions I get asked are:  (A)  What is a preliminary hearing all about, and (B) Am I definitely going to go to jail or lose my […]

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Teacher Charged with DUI in PA: What you need to know

A Pennsylvania Teacher must report their criminal convictions to the School Board According to the Pennsylvania School code, a school teacher must report their criminal convictions to the school board.  In some instances, this may result in the teacher being deemed ineligible to teach.  These rules affect: Teachers Principals Secretaries School Nurses Coaches Cafeteria Staff […]

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CDL Drivers

Important information for CDL Drivers Charged with a DUI

If you are the holder of a Commercial Driver’s License (“CDL”) in Pennsylvania, it’s extremely important that you understand how a DUI conviction may affect your career and your future.  For you, a DUI is more than a simple charge. A conviction could spell the end of your CDL career. This is why you should […]

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New Bill passes the State Senate and calls for tougher DUI Laws

A new bill sponsored by Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. (R-44) will increase the penalties for many DUI offenders if passed into law.  The state senate has passed this legislation by a margin of (47-4). Summary of the Proposed Bill The bill proposes a number of changes, including: Creating a felony grading for people convicted […]

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What is a SCRAM Bracelet?

What is a SCRAM bracelet? SCRAM stands for Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor.  It is an alcohol motioning device which subjects must wear around their ankle to provide continuous monitoring.  These devices are usually ordered for repeat DUI offenders in PA but may also be ordered for other criminal defendants when the court believes that […]

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