PA JUDGE FALLS OVER DURING ROADSIDE TEST

When State Trooper Daniel Beatty stopped a swerving black Mercedes Benz down Route 28 on the July Fourth holiday weekend, he thought it would be a routine DUI stop. As he approached the car, he said the female driver was “reeking of alcohol, staggering and incoherent to the situation.” Officer Beatty was surprised that the…

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DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS 4,5 Omnibus

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…

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POLICE WITH ELECTRONIC DEBIT CARD READERS —- MORE CONTROL FOR PATROL?

The debate regarding civil asset forfeitures has risen to a new level with the recent introduction of portable electronic card readers by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. The Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD) machine enables police to scan prepaid debit cards and allows them to seize the money if the officer suspects…

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DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS Part 3of5 The Discovery Phase

DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS Part 4 of 6: The Discovery Phase

Welcome to part 4 of this six-part blog series, “Driving Through the DUI Process,” where we explain the Pennsylvania court process for DUI charges.  Today we will explore the discovery phase. Step 4. The Discovery Phase Ironically, the name may depict a scene of a bunch lawyers and judges peering into some mystical crystal ball that holds your…

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Expungement or Limited Access: Can you hide your prior conviction?

By Kaitlyn Clarkson, Esquire and Amanda Jones, Pa/C.P. Governor Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania Senate Bill 166 in February of 2016, expanding the current PA laws regarding access to criminal history. The Senate passed this bill unanimously while the House did not bring the bill up for a vote. This new law will be effective November 14,…

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