How a DUI conviction can impact your goals

Young people with alcohol DUI convictions in Pennsylvania face severe penalties, including fines, community service and jail time. The state’s strict laws focus on deterring drinking and driving among drivers under the age of 24, responsible for more fatal road accidents than those in any other age group. However, these are some ways a DUI […]

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 court date for illegal impairment.  General DUI This category applies if your BAC […]

What are the penalties for a first-time DUI?

Many holiday traditions involve gathering with loved ones — though perhaps on a smaller scale this year — and having a few drinks. Then, on your way home, you see flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. Before you know it, your blood alcohol registers as .08 and you are facing drunk driving charges. What kind […]

Are field sobriety tests always accurate?

Most people have probably seen a field sobriety test on shows, but many of these TV stereotypes are not depicted realistically. Typically, field sobriety tests get administered when an officer is trying to establish probable cause for an arrest. When doing these tests, there are generally three stages: Stage 1: The officer holds an object in […]