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Drunk Driving Penalties In Pennsylvania: What You Need To Know

Being arrested for drunk driving can be a very scary and stressful experience. It can also leave you wondering what's going to happen to you, and whether there is any hope that the charges against you may be reduced or dropped. When it comes to DUI cases, details matter and the factors related to your stop, testing and arrest also matter.

While every DUI case must be investigated and assessed in the context of the specific facts and circumstances, the following are some common defenses to drunk driving charges.

Workers Compensation Benefits for Injuries Sustained in a Traffic Accident

Employees who travel as a condition of employment are entitled to workers compensation benefits for injuries resulting from a traffic accident. Even if the employee was the cause of the accident, he is still eligible to recover workers compensation benefits, which include medical coverage and wage loss. It does not matter whether you are driving your personal vehicle, the employer's vehicles, a rental car, or hired transportation.

Stay-at-home dads and divorce

According to the Pew Research Center, the number of fathers staying at home to raise children has nearly doubled since 1989. In some instances, this is happening because the father is unemployed or unable to work, or because the mother has a higher earning potential. In many cases, however, fathers want to stay home and care for their families and households.

In light of this trend, researchers have been conducting studies of the impact of fathers' involvement in their children's lives. The Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology published a 2005 study which revealed a significant relationship between father involvement and gains in academic achievement beyond what could be accounted for by maternal involvement alone. Children raised by actively engaged fathers are also less likely to develop "at-risk" behaviors, such as hyperactivity and delinquency. Still other research points to the relationship between paternal involvement and improved physical well-being of children.

DUI in Pennsylvania - You Need a Good Lawyer

Pennsylvania has some of the toughest DUI laws in the country. As a result, honest people who would never knowingly violate the law sometimes unknowingly violate Pennsylvania's DUI laws. When that happens, people occasionally question whether they need to hire a lawyer to help them navigate the criminal justice system. The answer is simple: Yes.

What Not To Do After A Car Accident

From a distracted driver who rear-ends your car at a traffic light to a drunk driver who sideswipes your vehicle as you travel down the highway, traffic accidents can happen anywhere and to anyone. During 2014 alone, highway patrol officers throughout Pennsylvania responded to more than 121,000 reports of traffic accidents which sent nearly 80,000 people to hospitals and claimed the lives of 1,317.

Even the safest and most experienced drivers can fall victim to the careless and reckless actions of distracted, speeding and drunk drivers. When an accident happens, many drivers don't know what to do and consequently make mistakes that can negatively affect their ability to recover compensation for their injuries and repair costs.

Top 10 Common Misconceptions in Family Law

As a Montgomery County PA Family Law Attorney, I often have clients who come to my office with preconceived notions of what divorce and asset division will involve in their situations. These are some of the most commonly held beliefs which I hear from people regularly.

Men face vehicular homicide charges after street race

Two young Pennsylvania men have been ordered to stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges in connection with a 2015 street race that left three young people dead and a teen seriously injured. The two 20-year-olds are said to have been behind the wheels of a Chevrolet Impala and an Acura TL that raced each other at speeds of nearly 100 mph in a Northeast Philadelphia business park on July 29, 2015.

Police used footage captured by security cameras at several businesses located on Sandmeyer Lane to determine what happened in the moments leading up to the fatal car crash. Accident reconstruction specialists say that the Acura was traveling at approximately 97 mph when its driver lost control after striking a curb. The car left skid marks 112 feet long on Sandmeyer Lane and flew almost 60 feet in the air before striking a tree, splitting in half and bursting into flames.

Getting divorced? Is your ex hiding something?

There are many issues that can spur debate and controversy between divorcing spouses. Undoubtedly, some of the most contentious divorce issues revolve around the division of assets and property. This is often especially true in high-asset divorces, where couples tend to have a complex and diversified assortment of investment and retirement accounts.

If you are contemplating filing or recently filed for divorce and suspect that a soon-to-be ex-spouse is attempting to hide assets, a divorce attorney who has experience handling complex divorces can be an invaluable asset.

Pennsylvania sheriff's officer critically injured in elevator

A sheriff's officer with the Philadelphia Sheriff's Office was critically injured when a mechanism on an elevator in which he was riding broke, sending the elevator flying upwards into the ceiling. The incident happened on Aug. 4 at around 10 a.m. while the officer was working at the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center.

Reports indicate that the officer was riding a staff elevator in order to get a jury when the mechanism broke. The elevator shot up into the ceiling of the elevator shaft, which caused it crash and sent debris falling.

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