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Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Pros and Cons of ARD for Drunk Driving in Pennsylvania

If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Pennsylvania, there is a good chance you have heard about ARD. Short for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, it’s a program for first-time offenders facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI). It is meant to allow these offenders a chance to avoid jail time and allow them […]

Drunk Driving Arrests Trending Downward in NE Pennsylvania

As arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) continue to rise in Pennsylvania overall, one region is bucking the trend. In northeastern Pennsylvania, drunk driving arrests have been on the decline over the past five years. The seven-county region saw a drop of about 17 percent since 2010, when 4,701 people were arrested for the […]

SCOTUS Rules in Favor of Protection Against Traffic Stop Drug Searches

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling in favor of greater protection for citizens under the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. In a 6-3 ruling, the justices ruled it was unconstitutional for officers to extend a routine traffic stop into a search for narcotics through the use of drug-sniffing dogs unless they have an […]

Lancaster County District Attorney Wants Tougher DUI Penalties

If the Lancaster County District Attorney has his way, the potential penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) could get much more stringent. The state’s DUI laws have not been updated in 10 years, and the DA is working on an effort to overhaul the system. Among DA Craig Stedman’s recommendations is a provision that […]

Could Medical Marijuana Soon Be Legal in Pennsylvania?

Over the past several years, a number of states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, including Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. And to date, 23 states allow for the medical use of marijuana, a number that will likely increase in the near future. Pennsylvania could be joining the list as a bill to legalize […]


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