DUI

Penalties for DUI in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania law establishes general, high and highest impairment categories for driving under the influence. Depending on the driver’s blood alcohol content at the time of arrest, he or she could receive elevated penalties for a DUI conviction. Drivers facing a court...

How accurate are breath testing devices?

For most people in State College, the embodiment of a charge for driving under the influence of alcohol is a person standing alongside the road blowing into a handheld breath testing device. Thus, when the measurement from such a device is being used against you to...

New Pennsylvania Drunk Driving Laws

Pennsylvania has recently made some changes to the drunk driving law and they will be in effect in 2019. Here is a summary. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs will now be a felony for the fourth offense or a felony for a third offense within 10 years if...

DUI and Gun Owners

If you get convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) you may not be able to own a firearm. The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently ruled that the State Police could deny a man's application to buy a firearm based upon his DUI conviction. In this case it is...

Live music, fireworks, good food and … DUI?

Anyone in Central Pennsylvania who's familiar with the Arts Fest is likely eagerly awaiting July. This time is when the downtown area near Penn State University turns into a stage for student entertainers, as well as venues for carnival games, food vendors...

Finals and Holidays are a Potent Combination

Final exams take place December 12-16, 2016, and then people leave for the holiday break. It's a dangerous time to be on the roads for a number of reasons. First and foremost, winter is bearing down on us, making for possibly cold and blustery trips for thousands who...

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