Reduced Sentencing for 2nd DUI Offense in Pennsylvania

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Second-Time DUI Offenders May be Eligible for Reduced Sentence Will the New Pennsylvania Ruling Reduce Your DUI Penalties? If you were recently charged with a DUI offense in Pennsylvania and considered a “second-time offender” because you already completed the ARD program for a previous offense, you may be eligible to have your current sentence/punishment reduced.  …

New DUI Ruling in Pennsylvania Reduces Penalties for Second DUI

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Superior Court of Pennsylvania Ruling to Upend Consequences of DUI Cases in Pennsylvania On May 20, 2020, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania filed an opinion in the DUI cases of Commonwealth of PA v. Igor Chichkin and Commonwealth of PA v. Lisa Roche that will have drastic consequences on DUI cases throughout the state of …

Marijuana and DUI in Pennsylvania

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DUI of Marijuana / Cannabis in Pennsylvania Information on What Happens When Charged with DUI of Marijuana in Pennsylvania While many counties in Pennsylvania have begun relaxing marijuana laws and penalties for possession, when it comes to driving under the influence of cannabis, Pennsylvania’s DUI law is incredibly strict. Driving while under the influence of …

Certain DUI Charges Now Felonies in Pennsylvania

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Information on DUI Penalty Changes in Pennsylvania Starting in December of 2019 new penalties were put into effect in Pennsylvania for offenders with multiple DUI convictions. Previously, Pennsylvania did not consider multiple DUI charges as felonies, and instead treated all DUIs as misdemeanor offenses. The penalties for DUI convictions in Pennsylvania have now changed to …

Avoiding a DUI Arrest

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Officers are trained to detect drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs by observing the individual operate the vehicle; react during a traffic stop; and complete field sobriety tests. The following discusses each phase of a DUI arrest and highlights what you should be aware of if you are pulled over for a suspected …

DUI Court—Allegheny County (Part II)

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Five Phases of DUI Court in Allegheny County The following information is part II of a two-part segment concerning DUI Court in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  DUI Court is a specialty court of the Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County specifically designed to address multiple DUI arrests.  If an individual has been arrested for a third (3rd) …