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REASONABLE SUSPICION IS REQUIRED FOR AN OFFICER TO ASK YOU TO SUBMIT TO A PRELIMINARY BREATH TEST (PBT)

Just because your PBT indicated there was alcohol in your system, does not mean that it can be used against you.  In fact, many times a PBT is administered without reasonable suspicion and the results can be suppressed. In order for a police officer to administer a PBT, that officer must have a reasonable suspicion […]

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The Push for Sentencing Reform

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/push-sentencing-reform-underway-congress

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Admissibility of a Confession

JUST BECAUSE YOU MAKE A STATEMENT TO A POLICE OFFICER, DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT CAN AUTOMATICALLY BE USED AGAINST YOU IN COURT Many times, a confession is made to a police officer before the speaker has the chance to think about the impact of the statement.  It is important to know that even if […]

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Thanksgiving Eve DUI Checkpoints

It is no secret that the night before Thanksgiving is the unofficial “Biggest Party Night of the Year.”  This stems from nearly everyone having Thanksgiving Day off of work, old friends coming into town, and Thanksgiving dinner being the perfect hangover cure.  While you may be planning a bar hopping event, make sure to stay […]

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Pittsburgh Police Intensify Efforts to Make DUI Arrests on Holidays

I think it is a great idea to meet up with your family and friends, but be extra careful. During holidays when you are merely looking to relax and catch-up with those who are closest to you, the police are aggressively making DUI arrests. Often, the police will position themselves near local bars and restaurants, and they only need minimal evidence that you have committed a traffic violation to justify stopping your vehicle.

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