November 2017 Archives

Health condition interference with field sobriety tests

With patrols actively looking for suspected drunk drivers this Thanksgiving said to be stepping up, it is important for you or anyone you ride with to be aware of some basic elements of a drunk driving arrest. One thing that an officer is likely to do is to have a driver perform one or more of the standardized field sobriety tests.

State to crack down on suspected drunk driving

Many people in Pennsylvania may well be used to public notices or campaigns about getting a designated driver or not drinking if they are driving over holidays. However, it is not just holidays like New Year's Day or the Fourth of July that are capturing the attention of public advocacy groups and law enforcement agencies. Thanksgiving has been designated a prime danger when it comes to drinking and driving and that had led Pennsylvania law enforcement to take action.

Defense alleges prosecution lacks evidence

Pennsylvania residents who hear about the arrest of someone for suspected drug offenses might well wonder what type of evidence officers need to produce in order to support this type of criminal charge. Every situation involving an alleged drug crime is different and the specific evidence therefore may vary as well. However, that does not negate the need for prosecutors to have evidence to back up an arrest or request to keep a defendant in custody.

Holidays lead to increased drinking and more police patrols

For many people, celebrating holidays and consuming alcoholic beverages go hand in hand. Office parties, costume parties and even family get-togethers can inspire people to down a few beers, glasses of wine or cocktails. Unfortunately, this way of celebrating the holiday season, from Halloween to New Years Eve, can result in traffic collisions.

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