What Percentage of DUI Cases Get Dismissed?

Drinking and driving offenses in Pennsylvania have evolved. The threshold blood alcohol concentration level is lower today than it was years ago, and the police enforce the state’s drinking and driving laws much more stringently than they did in the past. Multiple parties are involved… read more

Top Police Mistakes in a DUI Investigation

If you have been arrested and charged for a drunk driving offense, you might think that you will automatically be found guilty as charged. Even if you were impaired, the prosecutor is still required to meet the burden of proof to prove your guilt beyond… read more

Your Rights During a DUI Stop

Under federal and state law in Pennsylvania, police officers can stop vehicles when they have a reasonable suspicion that the drivers have committed traffic offenses, are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or that they have committed other violations of the law. Police… read more

Driving Under the Influence and Prescription Drugs

Many people in Pennsylvania are surprised to learn that they can be charged with DUI offenses for driving while they are impaired by prescription medications. People can be arrested and convicted of a DUI offense when they drive after taking certain prescription drugs. Even if… read more

Does hiring a DUI lawyer make a difference?

If you have been charged with drunk driving in Pennsylvania, you might wonder whether you need to hire a DUI lawyer or if you can handle the case on your own. There are several reasons why you should seek legal advice from an attorney when… read more

Do I have to take a breath, blood, or urine test if I’m stopped for driving under the influence?

When people are pulled over because of an officer’s suspicion that they might be driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances, the officer will conduct an investigation. The investigation might include officer questioning, observations, and field sobriety tests. If the officer develops probable… read more

What You Need to Know About Pennsylvania’s Implied Consent Law

***Note: This blog article is for informational purposes only. Our law firm does not handle matters outside Pennsylvania. *** When you drive or otherwise operate a motor vehicle in Pennsylvania, the state considers you to have given implied consent to have your blood or breath… read more

What is reasonable suspicion for a DUI stop?

Except for DUI checkpoints and roadblocks, police officers in Pennsylvania are only allowed to stop motorists when they have a reasonable suspicion that the motorists have committed violations or have engaged in criminal activities. If an officer has a reasonable suspicion that you have committed… read more

Can I get a DUI for sleeping drunk in my car?

In Pennsylvania, you can be charged with a DUI if you drive, operate, or are in actual physical control of a motor vehicle while you are impaired by alcohol or drugs. What constitutes being in actual physical control of a vehicle is determined by the… read more

What does “BAC” stand for?

If you drive with a BAC of 0.08% or higher in any U.S. state, including Pennsylvania, you can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. If your BAC is significantly higher than that level, you can face more serious DUI penalties. While you… read more