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Penalties of Underage Drinking and Driving In Pennsylvania

By Ernest D. Preate, Jr. |

Like everywhere else in the United States, the legal drinking age in Pennsylvania is 21. For underage drivers who decide to drink and operate on the road, there are much harsher penalties than of-age drivers as Pennsylvania has a zero-tolerance policy for underage DUI. If you are facing underage DUI charges, it’s important to… Read More »

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Understanding Reasonable Suspicion and DUI Arrests

By Ernest D. Preate, Jr. |

In 2017, there were nearly 20,000 driving-under-the-influence-related arrests, with a slight increase from the year before. Troopers are certified as drug recognition experts to make DUI arrests. When they pull you over, they are looking keenly for physical and psychological signs of impairment under an array of drugs. Knowing your rights in the event… Read More »

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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 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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