Monthly Archives: August 2012
Repeat Offenders and Drunk Driving Laws
Public acceptance of drunk driving has diminished considerably over the past 20 years, both in Pennsylvania and nationally. One result of this is that repeat offenses, within a period of ten years, bring harsher penalties with each incident. A single infraction, where a motorist is found guilty of driving under the influence (DUI), can yield […]
What Happens if Drunk Driving Caused an Accident?
The way Pennsylvania law treats driving under the influence (DUI) is different when an accident occurred because of the infraction. By different, we mean harsher. For example, on a first offense where the blood alcohol level (BAC) is between .08 and .099 percent, the driver who was apprehended due to simple driving behaviors (such as […]
What is Manslaughter?
Not all cases of homicide rise to the level of murder. Murder involves premeditated killing and typically results in a mandatory prison sentence. In legal terms, premeditated thoughts are known as malice aforethought. Sometimes the death of a person actually results from an accident or the reckless conduct of a person with no malice aforethought. […]
What You Need to Know about DUI
When an individual applies for a driver’s license in Pennsylvania, he or she officially consents to alcohol and chemical testing should a law enforcement official ask them to do so. It is part of the legal privilege of driving. If such a test finds that a motorist is over the legal limit of alcohol consumption, […]