Monthly Archives: October 2012
Protecting Your Commercial Drivers License When Charged with DUI
Commercial drivers arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Reading or the surrounding area face the potential loss of livelihood along with other severe DUI penalties. Pennsylvania has some of the toughest DUI laws when it comes to those with commercial driver’s licenses (CDL). The blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is lower for those […]
How Does Mouth Alcohol Affect My Pennsylvania DUI Case?
Most Pennsylvania drivers understand that they may be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania if they have been consuming beer, wine or cocktails prior to driving. Fewer people are aware that they may be arrested based on inaccurate breath test results after consuming other substances, such as: Mouthwash Tobacco Cough syrup What […]
What Happens During a Field Sobriety Test?
When you are stopped by the police for suspected driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the officer typically administers a number of field sobriety tests to determine whether you are drunk. These tests are used to determine probable cause to arrest and request chemical testing — breath, blood or urine testing. Although you […]
What You Should Know about the Pennsylvania Accelerated Rehabilitative Program (ARD)
Pennsylvania offers a unique Accelerated Rehabilitative Program (ARD) for first-time DUI offenders. The goal of the program is to avoid drawn-out court proceedings — and prevent future offenses — by giving first-time offenders the opportunity to expunge their criminal records through meeting certain court-ordered conditions. These include drug and alcohol counseling, restitution, and community service. […]