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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Pennsylvania pays compensation for a man who was falsely imprisoned for a DUI

Imagine getting pulled over and accused of a DUI even though you were completely innocent.  Imagine spending over 5 months in jail even though your test results came back negative- more than once.  Imagine losing your job and your place to live because of this extended false imprisonment. You think this is a fictional story? […]

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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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Video Shows Pennsylvania State Troopers Discussing DUI Quota

A recently filed lawsuit shows two Pennsylvania State troopers allegedly discussing their “DUI Quota”. Without performing roadside sobriety tests to establish probable cause in a May 2015 arrest in the parking lot of a bar near Lehighton, troopers speculated whether the suspect sitting in the back of a cruiser was “DUI,” the suit alleges. One […]

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