Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

When most people think about a DUI, they visualize someone driving after drinking alcohol. However, alcohol is only one of many different substances that can impair your ability to safely drive a car. If you drive while you are under the influence of a drug,… read more

What You Need To Know About Commercial Driver’s Licenses and DUI Regulations

If you are a truck driver, bus driver, or another professional who has a commercial driver’s license in Pennsylvania, you are held to a higher standard than other motorists in regards to driving while you are impaired. There are state and federal regulations and laws… read more

Can You Get a DUI on a Bicycle?

In addition to being prohibited from driving a motor vehicle while you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may also face DUI charges for operating other types of vehicles when you have been drinking. It is even possible for you to be… read more

Can Passengers Drink Alcohol In a Car?

While you likely know that you are prohibited from driving while you are drinking or have used drugs, you might wonder whether it is legal for passengers to drink alcohol while they are riding in vehicles. In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for a passenger or… read more

What Is the Difference Between DUI and DWI?

You might have heard the acronyms DUI and DWI used interchangeably. DUI stands for driving under the influence. DWI may stand for driving while intoxicated or driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Depending on the state, these two terms can refer to the same… read more

Can I Appeal My DUI Conviction?

If you go to trial to fight your DUI charge and are found guilty of the offense, that does not mean that your case is necessarily over. You have the right to appeal a conviction for a crime to a higher court. If you win… read more

What Are Aggravating Factors in DUI Cases?

Many states have two different types of drunk driving charges, including driving under the influence offense that typically may be charged when your blood alcohol concentration is 0.08% or higher. The other type of DUI charge in those states is an aggravated DUI. What constitutes… read more

Proving a DUI Charge at Trial

If you are facing charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Pennsylvania, you will need to decide whether to accept a plea offer or to instead take your case to trial. If you choose to go to trial, the prosecutor will… read more

DUI with Blood Alcohol Over .16

In West Chester and throughout Pennsylvania, driving under the influence is treated seriously by law enforcement officers and the courts. If you are stopped by the police on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, you may face even more serious penalties if your… read more

DUI While on Probation

***Note: This blog article is for informational purposes only. Our law firm does not handle matters outside Pennsylvania. *** Getting a DUI in Pennsylvania is bad at any time. When you are already on probation for a different criminal conviction, getting a DUI charge can… read more