DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS Part 3 of 6: The Preliminary Hearing

One of the most confusing parts of fighting a DUI is wondering how the “whole thing” will go – especially if you’ve never seen the inside of a courtroom. In this six-part blog series, “Driving Through the DUI Process,” we aim to present a step-by-step explanation of the typical DUI court proceedings in Pennsylvania. Step…

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DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS Part 2 of 6: The Arraignment

If you have been charged with a DUI, you are probably losing sleep over what is going to happen next. In this six-part blog series, “Driving Through the DUI Process,” we will present a step-by-step explanation of the typical DUI court proceedings in Pennsylvania. Having an experienced DUI attorney by your side early in the process can make…

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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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Ignition Interlock to become Mandatory in PA even for some First Offenders

Last month, the Rafferty bill, was passed in both the Pennsylvania Senate and House requiring ignition interlock devices for first-time DUI offenders who register a blood-alcohol content of .10 percent or higher. Proponents of such legislation assert that these devices will prevent drivers who blow a BAC above .025% from being able to start their…

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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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