A Pennsylvania drunk driving charge can cost you in more than a few ways, potentially endangering everything from your livelihood to your driver’s, professional or recreational license, depending on circumstances. A Pennsylvania DUI will also take a serious toll on your finances, and unfortunately, some of the financial repercussions of a drunk driving conviction are long-term in nature.
In December 2018, Pennsylvania passed a Clean Slate law that would seal the records of people with arrests and convictions on certain nonviolent misdemeanor charges. At that time, however, the people affected had to take the step of going to court and making a request to have the records sealed. As of Friday, as a result of an innovation unprecedented in this country, sealing the records can take place via an automated process.
Law enforcement in the region of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is setting up DUI patrols and sobriety checkpoints in anticipation of St. Patrick's Day. The holiday is a time of fun and festivities, but accidents and deaths related to drunk driving have the potential to spoil the good time for everyone, according to the director of the Center for Traffic Safety in nearby York County.