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DUI Penalties in Pennsylvania

A DUI arrest in Pennsylvania, as with most states, has the potential for steep fines and jail time. Due to the dangers associated with drunk driving, penalties for a conviction are high.

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The DUI Laws in Pennsylvania for CDL Holders

Truck and bus drivers in Pennsylvania and around the country are held to higher standards than passenger vehicle drivers. This is because the vehicles they operate are large, heavy and cumbersome and would pose a serious threat to other road users if operated recklessly. The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act, which was passed by Congress in 1999, put special rules in place for commercial driver’s license holders that are enforced by states and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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Alcohol Education and Ignition Interlock DUI Penalties

Driving under the influence laws in Pennsylvania impose multiple penalties on people found to be operating vehicles while impaired or intoxicated. People accused of DUI generally know that they will have their licenses revoked and face fines. The law frequently authorizes jail time for repeat offenses or high blood alcohol concentrations. Even at the first level of penalties for general impairment, defined as BAC up to 0.099%, you may have to attend an alcohol education class and pay for an ignition interlock system.

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What Does Posting Bail Involve?

When someone finds him- or herself arrested, concerns may arise about getting out of jail. Persons arrested for the first time may be unsure how the Pennsylvania courts work, and the concept of bail might be a mystery. Even those who have dealt with the criminal justice system multiple times might remain confused about posting bail or the way to do so. Generally, bail follows a straightforward process based on taking several steps.

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What Do the Police Do During a DUI Stop?

The sudden siren and flashing blue and red lights of a police vehicle behind you. If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Pennsylvania, you know the sickening feeling you get when an officer pulls you over. In the moment, you were probably too startled and nervous to wonder if the officer practiced proper procedure by pulling you over. But whether or not the police violated your rights during your traffic stop could make the difference between a conviction and a dismissal of the charges against you.

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Roan J. Confer Jr. Admitted To The National Trial Lawyers Organization As A Top 100 Trial Lawyer

The National Trial Lawyers organization is pleased to announce that Roan J. Confer, Jr. has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in the field. The selection for this exclusive list is limited to only 100 attorneys per state who have extensive experience in either civil plaintiff or criminal defense law.

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Police Stops, Searches and Seizures in DUI Cases

The sudden siren and flashing blue and red lights of a police vehicle behind you. If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI in Pennsylvania, you know the sickening feeling you get when an officer pulls you over. In the moment, you were probably too startled and nervous to wonder if the officer practiced proper procedure by pulling you over. But whether or not the police violated your rights during your traffic stop could make the difference between a conviction and a dismissal of the charges against you.

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