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DUIs Involving Minors

DUIs Involving Minors

Pennsylvania DUIs – Minors Pennsylvania, like most states, requires that a person must be 21 years of age in order to consume alcohol.  However, recognizing those under the age of 21 may nevertheless choose to drink alcohol, Pennsylvania has set forth a separate criminal offense in its statutes for those under the age of 21 […]

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DUIs Involving Minors

Are Field Sobriety Tests Mandatory?

Under Pennsylvania law, if a motorist is lawfully arrested by a police officer or state trooper with probable cause to believe that the driver is driving under the influence of alcohol or another substance, a driver must submit to a chemical test of his or her blood alcohol content (BAC) by taking a sample of […]

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DUIs Involving Minors

Can I Expunge my DUI?

Is My DUI Public Record? If you have been convicted of a DUI in Pennsylvania, you may be wondering if your conviction is a matter of public record such that your employer, your neighbor, or any other interested person can access.  The short answer to this question is yes.  Court proceedings, including criminal convictions, are […]

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DUIs Involving Minors

What is a Suspended Sentence?

Suspended Sentences in Pennsylvania You may have heard in the news at some point that a celebrity or some other peron’s criminal sentence was suspended by the judge presiding over his or her case. Have you ever then questioned, what is suspended sentence?  In Pennsylvania, a judge presiding over a criminal case is permitted to suspend […]

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DUIs Involving Minors

Avoid Jail for DUI

Can I Avoid Jail for a DUI? A question often asked by clients in connection with convictions and/or arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) is whether it is possible to avoid jail time.  This is a question which depends largely upon each defendant’s individual case, i.e. the particular circumstances of his or her arrest.  […]

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DUIs Involving Minors

Arrested in Pennsylvania - What Happens Next?

Arrested in Pennsylvania? You have been arrested in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are being taken to the police station in the back of a police cruiser.  You are likely wondering what the next steps in your case will be.  Discussed below are the steps that will occur in the criminal proceeding after an arrest […]

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DUIs Involving Minors

Bail in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Bail • A little understood part of the criminal process in Pennsylvania is bail.  Bail is a legal term that refers to money you (or someone else on your behalf) is required to pay in order to be released from jail and to ensure your appearance at further court proceedings. Bail is available for all […]

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DUIs Involving Minors

Evidence Used to Prove DUI

If you have been charged with the driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania, you may be wondering what evidence the prosecution will present at trial.  Of course, they will likely present any breathalyzer or other chemical test of your blood alcohol content (BAC) taken at the scene.  They also likely will present testimony from […]

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DUIs Involving Minors

Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania

The Statute of Limitations: An Often Misunderstood Legal Concept One of the least understood, and most confusing, issues in criminal law in Pennsylvania as well as in many other jurisdictions is the concept of the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations refers to the period within which the government must file charges against an […]

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