What Should a College Student Do After Receiving a DUI Charge?

March 29, 2021

If a college student is charged for driving under the influence (DUI), it is important for parents to remember to not panic or get upset with their child. Once they are released from jail, the parents should speak with the child and gather information about the arrest. A college student charged with a DUI should…

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What are Possible Defenses to Kidnapping Charges?

February 11, 2021

Kidnapping is a serious crime in all states and at the federal level. Typically, it is a crime where either a person is removed from one place and transported to another against their will, or the person is confined to an isolated place against their will. In all instances, kidnapping is a serious felony offense,…

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What are Common Sexual Assault Defenses?

January 26, 2021

There are many different defenses that can counter a sex offense charge. A defendant may proclaim innocence, claim that the victim consented to their behavior, confess but claim insanity or mental incapacity, or have another reason to be cleared of the suspected crime. For help with choosing the best defense, the accused should contact a…

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What are the Common Types of Holiday Drunk Driving Defenses?

December 22, 2020

Between mid-November and the beginning of January, many drivers are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania. In fact, DUI arrests tend to increase from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, as well as highway fatalities related to drinking and driving. That is why law enforcement officials are on the lookout for signs of…

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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
Drunk Driving

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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