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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…

What Is Veterans Court in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania’s Veterans Treatment Court (usually called Veterans Court) is an alternative to incarceration for veterans facing criminal charges. Based on similar effective programs (such as Drug Courts), this specialized program helps veterans connect with resources for addiction, mental illness, or…

FAQs About Ignition Interlock Systems in PA

Like many other Pennsylvania drivers, you’re probably aware that a drunk driving conviction carries hefty penalties. A first time DUI could lead to six months’ probation and a $300 fine. The punishments increase for higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels…

Should You Plead No Contest to a DUI Charge in Pittsburgh, PA?

If you find yourself facing a DUI charge in Allegheny County, you may wonder what a no contest, or “nolo contendere,” plea is and whether it might be a good option for you. Nolo Contendere is Latin for “I do…

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…

DUI Blood, Breath, & Urine Tests in Pennsylvania

Being pulled over on suspicion of a DUI can be a stressful experience. Pennsylvania police officers may ask you to prove your sobriety and test your blood alcohol content (BAC) through a series of tests and questions. If you fail…

How to Get a DUI Expunged in Pennsylvania

Having a DUI record in Pennsylvania can be a major setback when it comes to applying for jobs, submitting rental applications, seeking professional licenses, and pursuing opportunities where a criminal background check is required. While many offenses can’t be erased…

How to Beat a DUI Charge in Pennsylvania

You probably already know a DUI conviction in Pennsylvania has severe consequences. From losing your license to facing jail time, being found guilty can change your life forever. But you should also know that being charged doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll…

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 You Need to Know About Pittsburgh DUI Checkpoints

You’re driving through South Side, Etna, or any Pittsburgh hotspot when a bright orange sign suddenly appears: SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT AHEAD. At best, this means your late-night drive could take an extra 20 seconds. At worst, the blurry words warn of…