How Do “Smart Start” Interlock Devices Work?

Pennsylvania makes ignition interlock devices (IIDs) mandatory for repeat DUI offenders. In addition, individuals with high blood alcohol content (BAC) are required to have an IID even if it is their first DUI conviction. The state also makes it mandatory to have an IID installed… read more

What to Do if You’re Facing an Underage DUI Charge

Pennsylvania has thorough DUI laws. You face severe criminal penalties if you are convicted of driving under the influence. While the legal limit for adult drivers is a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher, that is not the case for anyone under the… read more

What You Need to Know About DUI Classes in Pennsylvania

If you are convicted of a DUI in Pennsylvania, part of your sentencing will most likely include having to attend DUI classes. How many hours of DUI classes you will have to attend will be up to the judge. Under Pennsylvania law, for a first… read more

8 Tips for Hiring a DUI Lawyer

Most people don’t plan to drive while under the influence. But mistakes, poor choices, and unfortunate circumstances can lead to a situation you never planned for. And when that happens, you need to hire a quality DUI lawyer who can help you in your defense…. read more

What Are Your Choices? What to Do After Getting Your First DUI in West Chester, PA

A DUI (driving while under the influence) arrest can have devastating consequences on many aspects of your life, even if this is your first time dealing with police, prosecutors, judges, and the court system in Chester County or Pennsylvania.  What you do after (and during)… read more

How Often Do DUI Cases Go to Trial?

Driving under the influence is a crime under Pennsylvania law. Therefore, all DUI cases have the potential to go to trial. In reality, only a small percentage of DUI cases go to trial. Most individuals settle drunk driving charges without a trial.  Plea bargains are… read more

Is DUI a Felony in West Chester, PA?

West Chester, PA, home of the West Chester University of Pennsylvania North Campus and many local points of interest, is attractive to both residents and visitors alike. West Chester and Chester County are well-served by local highways, including Pennsylvania Route 3 (PA 3), PA 926,… read more

How Long Does Alcohol Stay on Your Breath?

In Pennsylvania, as in all states, anyone who is suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be requested to take a breathalyzer test to determine their blood alcohol content (BAC).  Refusing to take a breathalyzer test in Pennsylvania will… read more

What Happens When You Get A Second DUI In PA

The penalties for a second DUI conviction in Pennsylvania within 10 years are more severe than for a first DUI offense. Being a repeat DUI offender exposes you to harsh criminal penalties and other collateral consequences. At a minimum, you will face mandatory jail time,… read more

Understanding DUI Blood Test Results Time Frame

In Pennsylvania, people who are arrested on suspicion of DUI are asked to submit to chemical testing of their breath, urine, or blood within two hours of when they last drove. This testing is conducted to determine their blood alcohol content or whether drugs are… read more