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What is Blackout Wednesday?

November 19, 2020

The day before Thanksgiving is Blackout Wednesday, which is one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. Each year, millions of Americans travel to celebrate Thanksgiving and spend time with their families. The American Automobile Association (AAA) projects approximately 50 million people will travel for the holiday by automobile, even with the…

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Should I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test in Pennsylvania?

October 23, 2020

Some people have been given advice to refuse a breathalyzer test if they are pulled over for driving under the influence (DUI). In Pennsylvania, there are several serious consequences for refusing a breathalyzer test. A driver should become familiar with related laws. What is the Implied Consent Law? In Pennsylvania, a driver consents to a…

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What are the Consequences of Drunk Driving with a Minor?

September 30, 2020

Getting arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) while a child is in the car is a very serious and dangerous crime. A driver will face harsher penalties due to having a child in the car. Imprisonment terms and fines are heightened because of the severity of the misconduct and the possible injuries…

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What is a Reckless Endangerment Charge?

September 1, 2020

When people choose to act in a way that intentionally disregards the safety of others, they can be charged with reckless endangerment. Reckless endangerment is defined as putting another person at considerable risk of injury. The charge of reckless endangerment is usually accompanied by other criminal charges stemming from the same incident, but this charge…

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What is a Standardized Field Sobriety Test?

July 14, 2020

The standardized field sobriety test (SFST) is a test performed by police all over the country to help determine if a driver is either impaired by alcohol or by other means. Though drunk driving laws differ from state to state, the SFST is normally admissible in court in driving under the influence (DUI/DWI) cases. The…

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How Can I Get my Criminal Charges Dismissed?

June 15, 2020

When you believe that your criminal charges should be dismissed, you must work with a criminal law attorney. A lawyer will help you uncover the reason why your charges should be dismissed, guide you through the legal process, and ensure that you understand how to comport yourself while dealing with the courts and law enforcement…

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What Is the Difference Between Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault?  

May 19, 2020

Under criminal law, the legal definition of assault varies slightly from state to state, but it generally means that someone made an attempt to intentionally injure another person through physical force or violence. It is an act that directly puts another person in reasonable fear of bodily injury. Simple assault and aggravated assault could be…

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How Do I Fight a Disorderly Conduct Charge?

April 14, 2020

A common charge filed in any jurisdiction is disorderly conduct, which includes activities or behaviors that disturb the peace. A conviction of disorderly conduct can result in jail time, fines, probation, and community service, as well as the consequences of having a criminal record. This charge can stem from an event that involves a large…

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St. Patrick’s Day DUI Defense

March 16, 2020

This St. Patrick’s Day, wear your green, toast your friends, and get home safe. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations are often associated with excessive alcohol consumption. If you intend to drink, you should also plan to avoid driving. You can stay off the roads entirely by staying local and walking home, or by using a designated…

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Defenses for Drugged Driving Cases

February 17, 2020

Statistics show that drugged driving incidents are becoming increasingly common. Drugs like opioids, cocaine, sedatives, methamphetamine, and marijuana can affect a driver’s behavior in different ways. Illicit drugs or improperly using prescription medication can produce aggressive behaviors, impaired memory, drowsiness, and impaired judgment, combing these drugs with alcohol can increase the effects. Anyone who is…

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