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Will courts send you to jail or rehab?

In criminal cases involving drugs and alcohol, the judge’s sentence may send the individual in question to rehab rather than jail. While the ultimate decision falls on the judge and depends on the details of the case, there are a few factors

When can the police search a car for drugs?

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling that restricts the ability of law enforcement to search a vehicle. While an office is free to search the car when they have a search warrant, there are clear limitations established for searching a car

3 ways roadside breath testing devices go wrong

Under Pennsylvania’s implied consent law, drivers must submit to a breath test when officers request one. Roadside breath testing devices, however, may produce unreliable readings, as an investigation by the New York Times uncovered. Despite breath testing device manufacturers typically marketing their

How to act during a traffic stop

The police can pull over drivers that break the law. If you find yourself in a traffic stop, it helps to know what you should and should not do. An officer considers your behavior during a roadside stop. You can maintain your

When police catch your child with marijuana: Fallout and help

Marijuana is a point of contention in the U.S., with many arguing for the legalization of its recreational and medical use. While it is currently legal in Guam, Washington D.C. and 19 states, Pennsylvania is not among this number. Unfortunately, the use

Types of Pennsylvania DUI penalties

Pennsylvania has established three tiers of penalties for driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Your legal consequences depend on your blood alcohol content at the time of arrest and other factors.  Review the penalties for Pennsylvania DUI if you face a

What every driver should know about holiday DUI crackdowns

The way we celebrate the holidays can look quite different this year. However, one thing that remains the same is that police are especially focused on enforcing DUI laws in Pennsylvania this time of year. Knowing what their efforts entail and what