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

Breaking Down Attorney-Client Privilege: What it Means and How it Can Affect Your Case

A person seeking a lawyer wants legal advice about a legal matter. However, they also want to know that what they discuss with the lawyer remains private and confidential. Attorney-client privilege allows that person to openly discuss their situation without fear the information will be… 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

Your Rights When You are Detained in Pennsylvania: Do You Really Get a Phone Call?

Unfortunately, not right away. Upon arrest, there is no immediate right to a phone call in Pennsylvania. Within a reasonable time of being arrested, the officer must either release the person or bring them before a Magisterial District Judge to be preliminarily arraigned on charges…. 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

Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do in Pennsylvania

There are many times we wonder if police can legally do what they are doing. Can they lie to you? Do they need a warrant to search your house? What about your car? The law as it relates to what police can and can’t do… read more

What Happens If You Are Caught With A Ghost Gun In PA?

Ghost guns are guns that people can make themselves. Still, you cannot give it to someone else, sell it, or create it when you are a person prohibited from owning or possessing firearms under state or federal law. At the time of this writing, legislatures are actively… read more

What Happens When a Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want to Press Charges in Pennsylvania?

You might assume that you do not need to worry about a criminal conviction if a domestic violence victim does not want to press charges. However, that is not always the case. Even without a domestic violence victim’s cooperation, you could be convicted of domestic… 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