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What are Pennsylvania’s Implied Consent Laws?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

There are many myths surrounding the DUI laws in Pennsylvania. One of the biggest is that you can refuse to take any test, at the side of the road or at a police station, if you’ve been pulled over for a suspected DUI. Under Pennsylvania’s implied consent laws however, refusing these tests is a… Read More »

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Can You be Charged with a DUI if You Weren’t Driving?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

It happens sometimes. You’ve had too much to drink without realizing it, until you get behind the wheel of your car. Knowing the severe consequences of being charged with a DUI, and not wanting to place the lives of others at risk, you think you’re doing the right thing by remaining in your vehicle… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Field Sobriety Tests in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

When police officers suspect someone of a DUI they will pull them over and often ask them to perform a number of field sobriety tests. They will use the results of these tests to help prove that the driver was under the influence when they were pulled over. Police officers often try to convince… Read More »

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Multiple DUI Convictions Can Have Devastating Effects

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The more DUIs a person accumulates, the harsher the punishments and fines. Drunk driving does not only cause dangerous collisions, leaving others hurt and wounded; it can also cause irrevocable harm to your reputation, career, and personal life. If you have been charged with a DUI offense and already have prior DUI convictions, you… Read More »

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Second DUI Convictions Come with Harsher Sentences

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

If you already have a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction, further convictions for DUI means stricter consequences. Choosing the right criminal law attorney is crucial when the stakes are so high. You need a knowledgeable Philadelphia multiple DUI attorney who will fight aggressively to defend you. van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin… Read More »

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What to Do If You Are Pulled Over for Driving Under the Influence

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Being pulled over by an officer for possible drunk driving is a tense situation. It is easier for a person’s nerves to get the best of them. This nervous energy could be misinterpreted by the officer as an indicator that you have been drinking and driving. If you are facing driving under the influence… Read More »

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Why Public Intoxication is Not a Laughing Matter

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

You smartly chose not to drive when you decided to go out one night with friends. The night will involve bar hopping, laughter, and celebration. After already making a few stops and heading to the next location, you realize that maybe your alcohol consumption combined with the fun experience might not be a great… Read More »

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What You Need to Know if Your Child is Charged with Underage DUI

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

No parent wants to receive a phone call that their child is in jail and has been charged with a serious crime. Unfortunately, most teenagers will find themselves in a situation where they have consumed alcohol and made the poor decision to drive. Consuming alcohol under the age of 21 is illegal in Pennsylvania…. Read More »

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DUI Testing Changes

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The United States Supreme Court case concerned with the constitutionality of DUI testing will lead to changes in how DUI stops are handled around Pennsylvania. The way York County, PA law enforcement now handles these stops illustrates what might happen now if you are suspected of driving under the influence. The Supreme Court DUI… Read More »

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Upcoming Changes to Pennsylvania’s DUI Law

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Last year, Governor Wolf signed a bill into law that requires those who are convicted of driving with a BAC of .10 percent or higher to install ignition interlock devices in their vehicles, even for a first offense. However, the law also gives many DUI offenders who would have had their licenses suspended under… Read More »

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