Month: March 2017

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How Much Do YOU Know About DUIs in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has stringent laws when it comes to driving under the influence. Yet, many of these laws are misunderstood at best, or altogether unknown at worst. The best way to avoid a DUI arrest is to know these laws. So, how much do you know about Pennsylvania DUI laws? Take our quiz to find out, then share it on Facebook to challenge your friends!

 

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What to Do if You Got Busted for DUI on St. Patrick’s Day

Did you go out with the thousands of others in Philadelphia on St. Patrick’s Day? If you were one of the lucky ones, you made it home without incident. If you weren’t, you found yourself busted for driving under the influence. There were undoubtedly a million thoughts running through your head once you were able to get home and now that you are safely sitting on your own couch, you are wondering what to do next. Here are five things you can do right now.

1. Take Notes

Write down everything that you remember; details are important in a DUI case. What time were you pulled over? Where were you stopped? Write down what the officer asked and how you replied. Make note of any tests that you were administered. Don’t share your notes with anyone but the attorney you hire.

2. Go Private

Deleting information from your social media accounts can result in a tampering with evidence charge in some cases.Read More

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3 Reasons to Get a DUI Expunged

 

Too often, Pennsylvanians simply accept their “fate” if they were arrested for a DUI. Not seeing a way out, they plead guilty in hopes of a lighter sentence. Or, they were represented by a shoddy attorney who had no business representing any defendant in court. Regardless of how it happened, that DUI conviction is now on your record. It can stay with you for a lifetime — unless you take action.

Though it is difficult, there are ways to get your DUI expunged from your record in Pennsylvania. If you qualify for expungement, you may be wondering if it’s worth the hassle. The answer is: definitely, and unequivocally, yes! The process of expungement can be lengthy and tedious, but it is well worth it. Here are just three reasons why you should get a DUI expunged from your record:

1. Your Money Matters

After you got your license back, chances are you had to fill out an SR-22 in order to get insurance.Read More