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What is the DUI Hotel Program in Pittsburgh, PA?

Many people facing a first-time DUI in Pennsylvania think they’ll be heading to jail as part of their sentence. In fact, many Pennsylvanians do face incarceration times for their DUI offense and take on hefty fines, ranging from hundreds to…

Do I Have to Get Out of My Car for Police in Pennsylvania?

Knowing your rights when pulled over by a police officer or other law enforcement agent in Pennsylvania is extremely important. In some situations, you are not required to follow an officer’s demands, but you must comply if they order you…

What Are Your Rights When the Police Pull You Over in Pennsylvania?

There’s often a misunderstanding on what a police officer can and cannot do during a traffic stop in Pennsylvania. In an effort to be compliant with police and act in good faith, you might end up making self-incriminating statements or…

Can You Get Kicked Out of School for a DUI in Pennsylvania?

You may not think a Pittsburgh DUI would have an impact on your life, other than on your criminal record. But if you’re a college student, driving under the influence could derail your education. Whether you study at Alleghany County…

Penalties for Driving Without a License in Pennsylvania

Our Lawyers Explain the Penalties for Driving Without a License in PA From leaving the house without your ID to losing your wallet, there are various ways to wind up behind the wheel without a license. If you are driving…

Lawyer for Speeding in a Work Zone Ticket in PA

If you were caught speeding in a work zone, you may be wondering what happens next. You were issued a ticket and not taken to jail, so it may seem like a minor offense. You should understand that getting a…

Common Criminal Traffic Violations in Pittsburgh

There are different levels of criminal traffic violations in Pennsylvania. Most traffic tickets are summary offenses. These are minor crimes, and the potential punishments are typically fines and points on your driver’s license. Individually, traffic violations are not too serious….

Can Texting While Driving Lead to a Murder Charge in Pennsylvania

Distracted driving in Pennsylvania can have serious negative repercussions. Whether a driver is found to be texting while driving, calling a friend, or looking up directions on his or her cellphone, the penalties for distracted driving are severe and can…

How Can I Remove a DUI from Criminal Record in Pennsylvania?

Anyone with a DUI conviction who’s been refused a job, housing option, or professional license knows the pain of having a DUI offense on a criminal record. Fortunately, Pennsylvania allows individuals to erase parts of their criminal record in a…

Traffic Ticket and Municipal Fine Payment Plans: The Real Cost of Your Traffic Ticket

We’ve all done something that could get us a municipal ticket at some point in our lives. Whether you were ticketed or not, you probably have sped or at least jaywalked at one time. We have been there too. These…