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Have a past DUI? Beware new Pennsylvania law

The families of 30 victims who perished in drunk driving accidents have worked with state legislators for years to increase penalties for repeat DUI offenders in Pennsylvania. On Sunday, their efforts finally came to fruition as a new law cracking down on those caught driving under the influence more than once went into effect, just in time for year-end holiday celebrations. 

DUI checkpoints result in multiple arrests

Residents in Pennsylvania know and understand the importance of keeping people safe when on the roads, freeways or highways. However, it is also important that the rights of all citizens are properly protected and respected. During primary holiday times, it is not uncommon for law enforcement agencies to set up checkpoints in certain locations designed to scout out drivers who are drunk. To some, this might feel a bit like being hunted out by police.

How can I get treatment for alcohol issues?

The state of Pennsylvania takes drunk driving charges very seriously. Along with the legal ramifications, getting into trouble for drunk driving may also indicate a serious issue with substance abuse. WebMD explains the different treatment options that are available, so you can determine which option works best for you.

What factors influence BAC levels?

If you have ever been asked to take a roadside breath test, you may be surprised to learn that the results of the test may have been inaccurate. Law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States use breath test devices to determine whether drivers are intoxicated while behind the wheel. In some cases, however, these tests may give inflated results, which could lead to wrongful DUI charges and convictions.

The dangers of driving drunk in the dark

In Pennsylvania, driving under the influence is prohibited. Driving at night, however, has no such restrictions. This may be somewhat unfortunate, considering night driving can actually contribute to crashes and can make it even more dangerous when inhibited drivers are on the road.

What may happen when cops suspect a DUI

When held under suspicion of driving while under the influence, there are a number of potential tests or scenarios that Pennsylvanian residents should be prepared for. This includes possible car searches, as well as certain tests that may be utilized to determine whether or not a DUI has really occurred.

How can you restore your driving privileges?

As a driver in Pennsylvania who has had your license suspended, you understand exactly how crippling this can be to your everyday life. It can impact your ability to commute, job hunt, look for new housing, and have a social life. Fortunately, there are ways that you can restore your driving privileges. 

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