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What Is an Ignition Interlock Device (IID)?
Learn about how DUI ignition interlock devices (IIDs) work and when courts require them. ... READ MORE

Do Police Have to Give Implied Consent Advisements in the Suspect’s Preferred Language?
Find out about what an officer is required to do when giving an implied consent warning to a suspect who doesn’t understand English or is hearing impaired. ... READ MORE

What Are “Breathalyzer” Tests?
Learn about the different ways police use breathalyzers during DUI stops—preliminary alcohol screening (PAS) and evidential breath tests (EBT). ... READ MORE

Can I Get a DUI If I Wasn’t Actually Driving?
Read about whether you can get a DUI if you were drunk in your car, but not actually driving. ... READ MORE

Rising and Falling BAC: How Alcohol Absorption and Metabolization Factor Into DUI Cases
Read about how the prosecution and defense use rising and falling blood alcohol concentration in DUI cases. ... READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between Per Se and Impairment DUIs?
In all states there's two types of DUI: per se and impairment DUIs. Read about the deference between the two. ... READ MORE

What Does the Prosecution Have to Prove in a DUI Case?
Learn about the elements that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt to get a conviction in a DUI case. ... READ MORE

Aggravated DUI: How Much Does It Cost and What Are the Penalties? How Much Does It Cost and What Are the Penalties?
Not all DUIs are created equal. Some involve aggravating factors: circumstances that support stiffer punishment. We recently surveyed readers in different areas of the United States to learn about the cost and outcomes of aggravated DUI cases. These readers had been arrested for DUI (or DWI, or another ... READ MORE

Will I Have to Pay Bail for a DUI Arrest?
After being arrested for a DUI, you’re brought to jail and "booked." Can you get out when you sober up, or will you have to arrange for bail? The game of Monopoly has provided us with the concept of the “Get Out of Jail Free” card—a magic status that enables you to walk away from incarceration ... READ MORE

If I’m Arrested for a DUI, Does It Matter When Police Measure My BAC?
Read about the rules for when police must measure a suspect's blood alcohol content (BAC) during a DUI arrest. ... READ MORE

 

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YOu can get a DWI sealed (what we used to call expunged). However, you will likely only be able to seal the initial conviction pursuant to the first offender law. There may be cause to seal another. T ...Read more

At your arraignment you will be asked to enter a plea to the charges and the court will set your matter for trial. It's possible that the DA will offer you a settlment. If this is your first DUI you c ...Read more

You should be proactive and resume community service and pay all the fines and attend the IDRC classes. The fine will then be minimal. Ed Dimon

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Question about act 122?

Q: Can you complete act 122 without the parole office? I’m not on parole, also what is 21cf sent to PennDOT versus act 122? (Pittsburgh, PA) A: You receive Act 122 clearance once all your drug a ... Read more

I got three DUIs. Will I get more time for the third one?

Q: I got two DUI charges in Allegheny County with probation. My first DUI was for controlled substance, second for alcohol. I was on probation in Allegheny. I received third DUI for alcohol in a Beave ... Read more

If driving privileges are suspended in PA from DUI can I legally drive in P

Q: I have a NY driver’s license from when I was in the Army. I was wondering if I could drive legally in PA with the NY driver’s license. Also, I got my DUI back in 2014. I have now h ... Read more

Significant Change in DUI Law

SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN DUI LAW   Drinking and driving is dangerous, hurts and kills people, and is 100 percent avoidable.  So, just don’t do it.    However, there are drivers ... Read more

What Should Georgians Know About DUIs

What Everyone Should Know About DUIs Over the last decade, greater efforts on the part of law enforcement and awareness groups have been taken to try to reduce the number of drunk driving arrests acro ... Read more

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