Drunk Driving Charges Archives

How do you clear a criminal record after a DUI arrest?

Any DUI arrests or convictions in The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have the potential to carry with them serious long-term consequences. However, there are some ways you may be able to mitigate the damage that these events could cause to your reputation, employability and freedom.

Can I be arrested for a DUI if my BAC is under the legal limit?

It is natural to assume that you will only be arrested for drunk driving if your breath or blood test shows a high blood alcohol content. However, you and other Pennsylvania residents should know that in some cases, you may get a DUI even if you are not at the legal limit of 0.08%. “Reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause” are terms you should familiarize yourself with.

How do DUI penalties differ for commercial drivers?

If you have a Pennsylvanian commercial vehicle driver's license and a job that involves driving, you have a lot at stake if you get convicted of a DUI-related crime. In fact, you have much more at stake than anyone else on the road who isn't also a commercial driver.

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.

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