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    How Reliable are BAC Tests?

    Dec 01 2017 in Criminal Defense, DUI

    This is the first of a four-part series of blogs covering the reliability of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests commonly used by law enforcement officers in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania defines the illegal intoxication level of most drivers as 0.08 percent or greater. When an individual’s BAC…

    Violent Crimes on the Rise in Pittsburgh

    Nov 15 2017 in Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

    Statistics from the United States Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that violent crime has been increasing in Pittsburgh. Acts of violent crime can cause devastation for a community, and local law enforcement officials are very concerned about this upward…

    Birchfield v. North Dakota and DUI Blood Tests

    Oct 18 2017 in Criminal Defense, DUI

    In the case of Birchfield v. North Dakota (2016), the United States Supreme Court held that state authorities may subject you to criminal penalties for refusing to take a breathalyzer test if you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI). On the other hand,…