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Can You Be Charged with DUI Without Driving?

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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

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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 …

Recent PA Court Ruling on Medical Marijuana: A Schedule I Drug in DUI Cases

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Court Rules You Can be Charged and Convicted of DUI of Drugs for using Medical Marijuana Many medical marijuana users in Pennsylvania are in shock over the recent ruling in early May 2022 that says the legal medicine they have been prescribed could mean they are at risk for being charged with Driving Under the …

What Happens When the Ignition Interlock Device Program Is Violated in Pennsylvania?

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Penalties if a Person Tampers with an Ignition Interlock Device under the Ignition Interlock Program. If you were charged with DUI in PA and mandated to use an Ignition Interlock Device and drive with a limited interlock driver’s license, you are aware that you may only drive the vehicle approved with the device installed. If any …