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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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Am I Eligible for Pennsylvania’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program?

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

Driving under the influence is one of the most commonly charged offenses in Pennsylvania and is punishable by jail time, fines, and a license suspension. However, in some cases, a person charged with DUI can avoid jail time by qualifying for and completing the state-run Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. Although not all applicants… Read More »

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Newly Released Supreme Court Decision May Significantly Impact Pennsylvania DUI Law

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

In a recently published opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court readdressed the legality of administering a blood test during an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI). It is anticipated that the Court’s decision will have a significant impact on how DUI cases are handled in Pennsylvania, so if you are being investigated for or… Read More »

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New Law Requires Installation of Ignition Interlock Devices for All DUIs

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

This year, Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law that makes the penalties for driving under the influence in Pennsylvania significantly more severe. The law will go into effect in August 2017. New Restrictions According to Title 75 of the Vehicle Code, all Pennsylvania residents who are pulled over while driving under the… Read More »

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