Although anyone accused of a criminal offense is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty, the mere stigma of being criminally charged can negatively impact a person's life and future. Recently, one Pennsylvania woman was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. Unfortunately, her legal troubles quickly became more complicated when a stolen gun was discovered, and she allegedly attempted to use a passport in place of her drivers license.
Many people that have attended college can recount irresponsible decisions they have made. Unfortunately, some mistakes by some college students may impact them beyond their college years. Any decisions that conflict with established law may result in a permanent record and possible problems on employment and rental applications in the future. Fortunately, criminal defense lawyers are available to advise any accused student of his or her rights and legal options. One Pennsylvania football player has recently been accused of making a series of poor decisions that allegedly resulted in drunk driving.
As the end of the semester nears and Pennsylvania college students begin attending graduation parties and likely consuming alcohol, some may find themselves in trouble with the law. Unfortunately, some students may make the unwise decision to attempt to operate a vehicle with alcohol in their system. In the moment, they may not contemplate the potential consequences that may await them if they are formally charged with a DUI. Current consequences for drunk driving in Pennsylvania are less severe than in other states, but state lawmakers are considering stricter laws and harsher penalties.
No one is immune to making reckless mistakes. Unfortunately, some mistakes conflict with established law and can lead to serious consequences for the accused. Fortunately, the law allows for legal counsel and assistance of anyone accused of a crime. Recently, a Pennsylvania sheriff's deputy learned he is also subject to the law and its consequences when he was sentenced for drunk driving.
Young people often make immature and irresponsible decisions that may affect them for the rest of their lives. They may not realize that being caught drunk driving or in the possession of illegal drugs is reality with immediate and long-term consequences. A young man's poor decisions while operating a vehicle recently resulted in his arrest in Pennsylvania.
People make countless decisions every day. Many routine and seemingly insignificant decisions have little impact on a person's life. Unfortunately, some people find themselves making poor choices and decisions that lead to conflict with established law. Recently, a Pennsylvania man allegedly made several poor decisions that landed him in jail. His decisions resulted in charges of drunk driving, carjacking a vehicle, reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.
An arrest for any crime may leave a person feeling overwhelmed and alone. Having the support of friends, family and a lawyer can help a person navigate the consequences he or she may face in the aftermath of an arrest. Criminal charges will not only have immediate repercussions, but if not handled correctly, they may continue to impact a person's future long after the individual has served his or her sentence or after charges have been dismissed. Recently, a Pennsylvania special education teacher has been forced to become familiar with the criminal court system after his alleged drunk driving accident.
Authorities in Pennsylvania are keenly aware that holiday weekends bring many instances of reckless driving and car accidents. Some territories in the state choose to be proactive by setting up sobriety checkpoints on holiday weekends. The collected data indicates about 20 percent of last New Year's weekend car accidents were a result of drunk driving.
Being arrested and accused of a crime can be overwhelming and may leave a person worried about the impact it will have on their future. Experienced criminal defense attorneys in Pennsylvania can help those who have been charged with a crime navigate the court system and their options within it. A 29-year-old man recently found himself in need of legal assistance after allegedly drunk driving and injuring someone in a car crash.
As soon as someone in Pennsylvania faces a charge of drunk driving, he or she will immediately see the consequences of that choice in their life. The possibility of losing a driver's license after such a charge is just the beginning. Without intervention and the aid of a criminal defense lawyer, jail time, fines and loss of current and potential future employment are all possibilities of a conviction for drunk driving. Recently, a law enforcement officer has found himself on the other side of the law when he faced multiple charges in a criminal court.