Month: May 2016

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What Makes for a Good Attorney?

 

After you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Philadelphia, you’re at the mercy of the courts. They will review the evidence presented by the arresting police officer, as well as other factors of your case, and determine your fate. Depending on the circumstances, that could mean thousands of dollars in fines and months — or years — behind bars.

But the judge doesn’t have to make this determination without a counterargument. An attorney can look at your case as well, poking holes in the evidence and working to get your punishment reduced or, ideally, dropped altogether. It seems like lawyers are a dime a dozen these days. So how do you know you are getting the best quality representation from a top-notch attorney? Here are a few factors to consider.

  1. Experience

Perhaps more important than anything else, you need a DUI attorney has been representing clients for a long time.Read More

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Our Favorite Things to Do in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a rich tapestry of culture and landscapes. You could spend years here and not see everything the state has to offer. While some things may not suit every taste, there are other attractions that are a must-see if you’re in the area. From historical sites to natural wonders to fun attractions, here are some of our favorite things to do and and see in Pennsylvania.

Historical Sites

Independence_HallPennsylvania, and Philadelphia in particular, is the birthplace of the United States. It was in this great city that the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the next decade, the Constitution was signed here as well. Both of these events took place in what’s now called Independence Hall. While you’re visiting this national landmark, be sure to also visit the Liberty Bell.

A couple hours west lies one of the most famous battlegrounds in the nation: Gettysburg. This was where General Robert E.Read More

How Much Alcohol is in Your Favorite Drink?

There are any number of resources regarding blood alcohol content after you’ve been drinking. In fact, you can find our own here. However, many of these require you to know how much alcohol you’ve had, and what the alcohol percentage is. For many drinkers, that kind of alcohol simply seems unavailable, especially after you’ve knocked a few back.

However, this is vital information. Driving with a blood alcohol content over 0.08 percent in Pennsylvania can lead to big trouble. Not only are you a danger to yourself and other drivers on the road, you could be looking at hefty fines and even jail time. Here are some of the most popular drinks in Pennsylvania, and their alcohol by volume content (ABV). Please note that these are not exact numbers; you should never drive if you’ve been drinking.

Pennsylvania Beers 

Our state is full of quality craft breweries that make some of the best beer in the nation.Read More

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Are You Destroying Your Own DUI Defense?


Being arrested for a DUI in Philadelphia comes with a whole host of serious consequences. You may have to serve time in jail, plus you’ll have fines to pay. If you have additional charges, like speeding or reckless driving, tacked onto the DUI, will only exacerbate those consequences. Plus, many jobs, leasing offices and loan officers will conduct a background check if you apply — and a DUI is a big red flag.

Luckily, a skilled DUI attorney can often get those charges reduced or, in some cases, dropped altogether. They know what the courts are looking for, and what evidence is often seen as flimsy at best. However, with all that attorneys know, what is often out of their control is the action of their clients. With a simple word or actions, you could sabotage your entire case. Here’s how to avoid doing so:

Don’t Blab About the Case

It’s 2016; if you aren’t putting your entire life on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, you’re doing it wrong.Read More