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Monthly Archives: January 2019


Seeking Treatment after a DUI

By Ernest D. Preate, Jr. |

Being charged or convicted of driving under the influence may cause a period of reflection to help you understand the factors leading up to doesn’t necessarily mean you are an alcoholic or have an addiction problem. You may be given mandatory treatment by a court. If not, however, there are a lot of counseling,… Read More »

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The New Pennsylvania Criminal Laws You Need to Know for 2019

By Ernest D. Preate, Jr. |

It was a productive year in the Pennsylvania legislature, with elected officials producing nearly 250 new laws taking effect this year. Toll fares are increasing 6%, there are more protections for animals left in hot cars, and it may get easier to save for college. However, there were a number of important additions and… Read More »

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The Possible Penalties of Being Charged With DUI/DWI

By Ernest D. Preate, Jr. |

In 2018, Pennsylvania lawmakers wrapped up their legislative session by passing hundreds of new laws on a variety of topics: one of them includes new, tougher penalties on repeat DUI offenders. It also includes the state’s first felony for breaking DUI laws. It’s important to know what possible penalties you can expect whether you’re… Read More »

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Understanding Drug Possession in Pennsylvania

By Ernest D. Preate, Jr. |

With millions of Americans struggling with substance abuse, punishments for drug-related crimes can be harsh and severe. Last year, over 1.3 million people were arrested for drug possession, making up for 85% of drug-related arrests. While marijuana possession and legalization laws are rapidly changing around the country, it remains highly illegal to possess controlled… Read More »

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