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Author Archives: David R. Eshelman

New Data Reveals State Police Arrested Record Number of People for Drugged Driving in 2015

Recently released data from the Pennsylvania State Police indicates there was a significant spike in drug-specific driving under the influence (DUI) arrests in 2015. Law enforcement officers in the state have reportedly become experts at pinpointing individuals who are driving while intoxicated. Now, they are also honing their skills at finding people driving while impaired […]

Defense Options Available When Charged with Harassment

“Harassment” is a general category of crimes that may include not only minor physical contact with another, but also hate crimes, stalking, cyberbullying or sexual harassment. The general idea is that one person acts in a way to intentionally annoy, threaten or provoke another party. Individuals who are accused of a harassment crime have several […]

Penalties for Juveniles Charged with Drug Possession

Any time a child is charged with drug or paraphernalia possession, he or she faces harsh penalties. However, the process for prosecuting juvenile crimes is quite different than those followed in adult criminal courts. Even though the crime is the same, juveniles face different penalties, and courts have many more options for how they approach […]

Pennsylvania Passes Ignition Interlock Device Law for DUI Offenders

The Pennsylvania legislature recently passed Senate Bill 290, which has been dubbed the Ignition Interlock Law. Now, people convicted of first-time drunk driving offenses with blood alcohol content levels of .10 percent and above can avoid a year-long license suspension if they instead seek a license for an ignition interlock device. According to state senators […]

Strategies to Help Prevent Teens from Drinking Underage

Anyone under the age of 21 may face some tough penalties if caught consuming alcohol, but this is especially true for children still in school. Not only do they face fines, but also loss of permissions at school, including suspension from sports and activities. Parents often begin to suspect their kids of drinking or doing […]

Veteran Pennsylvania Congressman Ran White Collar Crime Ring

A long-time congressman from Pennsylvania is accused of running a white collar crime ring that stretched between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Representative Chaka Fattah, who has served 11 years in the House of Representatives as a Democrat from Philadelphia, was accused of taking out an illegal campaign loan worth $1 million from a friend to […]

Harrisburg Reduces Penalties for Possession of Marijuana, Paraphernalia

For the past several months, the criminal penalties for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession in Pennsylvania have been the subject of a great deal of public debate. The city council of Harrisburg recently voted on the issue, with council members unanimously approving lower penalties for these crimes within city limits. Depending on how the law […]

Passengers Call 911 on Bus Driver After Erratic Driving

A driver for Focus Travel, a bus tour trip company located in Pennsylvania, was recently arrested by state police for driving under the influence (DUI). According to a Yelp review of the bus trip, a woman on the bus described a “near death experience,” saying the man was driving so erratically that passengers were fearing […]

Penalties in Some DUI Cases Could Be Reduced Under Supreme Court Ruling

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 23, 2016 could actually end up giving some people charged with driving under the influence (DUI) a break in terms of the potential penalties they face. Three separate but related cases were consolidated in the matter of Birchfield v. North Dakota relating to the issue […]

How to Interact With Police After You are Pulled Over

Getting pulled over by a police officer can cause stress and anxiety for anyone. It’s usually not a comfortable situation. However, you can make this process go more smoothly if you know how to interact with police officers. Remember: officers can never be completely certain whether or not you pose a threat to them, so […]


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