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The DUI Hotel Program in Pittsburgh, PA


The Allegheny County DUI Hotel Program: What is it and who is it for? The Pittsburgh DUI Hotel Program is an initiative to provide an alternative to traditional incarceration for individuals charged with DUI offenses in Allegheny County Pennsylvania. It aims to offer rehabilitation and a chance to address the root causes of DUI offenses. …

Major Fentanyl Seizures in Pittsburgh


  Two Separate Incidents – 10,000 Doses of Fentanyl Seized in Pittsburgh. Acting Attorney General Michelle Henry announced two major fentanyl seizures in Pittsburgh, highlighting the ongoing efforts to combat the deadly opioid crisis in Pennsylvania. According to her statement, 962 bricks of fentanyl were seized in Pittsburgh by Bureau of Narcotics Investigation Region V …

Veterans Court in Allegheny County, PA: A Second Chance for Veterans


The United States military personnel face extraordinary challenges during their service, from the rigors of deployment to the trauma of combat. Many vets return home with mental and physical health issues that can lead to difficulties in their personal and professional lives. Unfortunately, some veterans end up in the criminal justice system as a result …

Can You Be Charged with DUI Without Driving?


Pennsylvania Court Further Defines ‘Operation’ of Vehicle in DUI Cases In Bold vs. Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Commonwealth Court clarified the precedent for the term ‘operates’, which is used in the Implied Consent Law under Section 1547(b)(1)(ii) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, 75 for license suspension cases. This definition expands the meaning to include …

Fentanyl Test Strips Now Legal in Pennsylvania


Every day more people are becoming addicted to Fentanyl and more drug dealers are lacing pills and other drugs with Fentanyl (often without the user’s knowledge). These drugs could include illegal prescription medicine like Oxycontin or other drugs like heroin and cocaine. This has left dealers and drug users wondering if their product is safe …