Top 10 Reasons You Should Hire an Attorney Now: #7 Loss of Evidence

When you’ve been accused of a DUI, you must contact an attorney immediately. The quicker you get the right attorney involved, the better your chances at a favorable result.  Here’s one of the 10 Reasons why you must contact an attorney immediately after being arrested. Previously in this series we covered: #1 This won’t go away…

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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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How Americans trade their innocence away

One golden principle in the U.S. criminal justice system is the presumption of innocence. However, due to the modern practice of plea bargains, this presumption in reality does not apply to a majority of cases in the United States. Recently an article in the Washington Post highlighted this issue: Americans are bargaining away their innocence…

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Why DUI Attorneys Shouldn’t Announce the Arrest of Celebrities on their Websites or Blogs

Lot’s of people jump to conclusions when news of a celebrity DUI breaks. Recently, this was the case with former NFL quarterback Vince Young. The media makes it look like that charge is a conviction. What is more disheartening is that many DUI lawyers also operate this by posting these very slanted news reports without…

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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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Appeals: Remember the Deadlines

The time limits for filing are the most important things to remember when appealing your case. These deadlines cannot be extended. If you miss a filing deadline, you may lose your chance to appeal, or your appeal may be dismissed. After sentencing, you have 10 days to file a post-sentence motion.[1] There are some issues…

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Hire an Attorney Now: #6 MDJ Continuances

When you’ve been accused of a DUI, you must contact an attorney immediately. The quicker you get the right attorney involved, the better your chances at a favorable result.  Here’s one of the 10 Reasons why you must contact an attorney immediately after being arrested. Previously in this series we covered: #1 This won’t go away…

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