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Upon being charged with driving while intoxicated, you want to feel confident Pennsylvania DUI lawyers win in court. Whether or not your attorney is going to arrive at a desirable outcome for you is going to be based on many factors, circumstances, and particulars of the case. Of course, you want a skilled DUI lawyer […]

When I talk to people about PA’s “drunk driving” statute, and especially when I field calls in my office, I frequently hear the statute referred to by different names.  Some will call it DWI, which stands for “driving while intoxicated”.  I would suspect that this is so because the law of drunk driving is actually […]

When a person is pulled over under the suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) in Pennsylvania, there is a series of field sobriety tests conducted by a police officer to establish probable cause to issue a valid arrest. Generally, there is no requirement in Pennsylvania that requires the police to perform field […]

A few weeks ago the National Transportation Safety Board (or “NTSB”) unanimously voted to recommend to the fifty states that they lower the blood alcohol level sufficient to convict for DUI or DWI to .05%.  Most states, including Pennsylvania, now have .08% as the threshold level when a person is considered officially “impaired” for the purposes […]

This is the 5th part of our Step By Step Guide to a DUI The police will attempt to determine blood alcohol level through the use of a breathalyzer that is kept at the police station or through a blood test that is administered at a hospital. A blood test, in addition to revealing a […]

This is the 4th Step from our DUI Step By Step Guide If a police officer determines, based on the totality of the circumstances, that there is reasonable suspicion to believe that you are driving under the influence, you will likely be taken into custody. While this is usually not an important stage of the […]

Philadelphia Highway Patrolman Brian “B-Lo” Lorenzo, a veteran of 23 years on the police force, was killed early the morning of July 8 when his motorcycle collided with a an Audi A-6 operated by John Leck, Jr., of Levittown, PA. According to reports, Leck’s vehicle was traveling southbound on northbound I-95, when he slammed his […]