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New Supreme Court Decision May Lead to Additional DUI and Drug Crimes Convictions

In 2004, the United States Supreme Court ruled on a case that stated that crime lab reports could not be used as evidence unless the person conducting the tests was testifying at trial. This would give the accused a chance to question the technician about the techniques used when the samples were being tested.

Prescription Drug Use May Lead to DUI Charges?

Most of the public awareness campaigns that focus on DUI talk about the dangers of drinking and driving. If you have too much to drink, you run the risk of being pulled over by law enforcement. While alcohol remains a significant factor in many DUI cases, there are other substances that may lead to impairment, including some that you may not expect.

Can Your Phone Tell If You're Too Drunk to Drive?

There seems to be no limit to the amount of things that we can do with our smartphones. Developers are constantly working on new apps designed to put even more information in our hands. While some of these items have made our lives considerably more convenient, we need to be careful about how much we rely upon the services that these apps provide. Not all of the information may be accurate or help you avoid potential problems.

Pennsylvania Hiring More Drug Recognition Experts

As discussed earlier in an earlier blog posting, more and more attention is being focused on addressing the issue of drugged driving. While the majority of DUI arrests concern motorists under the influence of alcohol, police are taking a more aggressive approach toward developing the necessary tools to catch drugged drivers.

New Pennsylvania Law Increases Certain DUI Punishments

Each year, the Pennsylvania legislature considers news laws and potential punishments that would impact those convicted of a DUI. Many of these laws do not pass, but those that do generally place more restrictions on a person who was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This year is no exception. A bill recently signed into law will increase penalties for those who are driving drunk while minor passengers are in the vehicle.

Drugged Driving in Pennsylvania

Driving under the influence of alcohol has been an issue in the headlines for decades. Countless laws have been passed that increase the penalties for a person convicted of DUI. Police officers are extensively trained to recognize the signs of someone who has been driving while impaired. Blood or breath tests can quickly show whether a person is over the .08 legal limit.

DUI Proof Cars? Manufacturer Installed Interlocks Proposed

Nearly each legislative session, legislatures around the country propose new laws aimed at making the penalties for drunk driving stronger. Pennsylvania is no exception, as new laws mandating the installation of ignition interlock devices for first-time DUI offenders was up for debate.

End of Year Events Could Lead to Underage DUIs

As the school year draws to a close, many students will be taking part in several special events. Whether it is going to prom or their classmates' graduation parties, high school students will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate. While many of these events will happen incident-free, underage drinking is a problem that is receiving a lot of attention from law enforcement throughout Pennsylvania.

Extra Pennsylvania DUI Enforcement for St. Patrick's Day

Philadelphia holds its St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday, March 11. Many people will head to the city to enjoy a day filled with events highlighting the Irish. The parade is a long-standing tradition in the city, and it is highly anticipated each year. It is even televised, in case people are unable to make it down to the city to watch in person.

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