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RECENT SUPREME COURT RULING TO AFFECT DUI CASES IN PENNSYLVANIA

New Supreme Court Ruling Could Help You Keep Your License A recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court in Birchfield v. North Dakota will change Pennsylvania DUI law in a major way. Prior to this recent decision, police officers investigating a DUI case were not required to obtain a search warrant to extract blood from […]

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New Pennsylvania Law May Now Allow Expungement of Misdemeanor Offenses

Can You Now Have Your Criminal Record Expunged?  One of the biggest concerns an individual may have during a criminal prosecution is, “Will this criminal charge be on my record forever?” The answer is usually yes, but there are some exceptions where criminal charges can be cleared from your record and will not show up on things […]

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DRUG COURT – ALLEGHENY COUNTY

The Allegheny County Drug Court Program is specifically designed for individuals with substance abuse issues that are involved in the criminal justice system and/or have been charged with drug possession. The goal of the Allegheny County Drug Court Program is to place individuals who are facing drug charges or have been convicted of drug charges […]

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Avoiding a DUI Arrest

Officers are trained to detect drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs by observing the individual operate the vehicle; react during a traffic stop; and complete field sobriety tests. The following discusses each phase of a DUI arrest and highlights what you should be aware of if you are pulled over for a suspected […]

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Applying for a License to Carry a Gun or Purchase a Firearm in Allegheny County

What You Need to Know About Getting a Firearm in PA Most people that do not have criminal backgrounds do not associate criminal conduct with applying for a gun permit or attempting to obtain a firearm through the proper legal channels. However, depending on an individual’s background, serious penalties and criminal prosecution could result simply by […]

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Posting Bail in Allegheny County, PA

“Bail” is the process the court undertakes to determine if an individual criminally charged can or should be released pending the disposition of their case.  Bail also determines the conditions, if any, that may be required for successful compliance with pre-trial release. Black’s Law Dictionary defines bail as “[t]he process by which a person is […]

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DUI Court – Allegheny County (Part II)

Five Phases of DUI Court in Allegheny County The following information is part II of a two-part segment concerning DUI Court in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.  DUI Court is a specialty court of the Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County specifically designed to address multiple DUI arrests.  If an individual has been arrested for a third (3rd) […]

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DUI COURT – Allegheny County

Information about DUI Court in Allegheny County The mission of Allegheny County’s DUI Court is to hold multiple DUI offenders accountable through bringing about behavioral change. The goal for every participant is to end DUI recidivism and/or other criminal behavior through the use of long term judicial intervention, intensive probation supervision and drug and/or alcohol treatment. […]

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ARD Program

The Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (“ARD”) program is a special program for first time offenders. ARD is usually used for a first offense DUI, but also can be used for other crimes such as theft. As the name suggests, the purpose of the ARD program is rehabilitation. The terms of the ARD program often include classes […]

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EXPUNGING YOUR CRIMINAL RECORD

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, approximately 92% of employers conduct criminal background checks before hiring a potential new employee. A criminal charge on your record can have long lasting implications on your life and your job prospects.  Because of this, it is important to make sure your record is criminal charge free. […]

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