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Posts tagged "drunk driving"

Minors are not adults: just sentencing should reflect that

A recent media article discussing juvenile criminal offenders makes reasonable arguments as to why herding youthful law breakers together with older inmates convicted of crimes in adult correctional facilities is seldom, if ever, a good idea on any level.

How do police officers spot a drunk driver?

Arrests based on drunk driving charges are one of the most common types of arrests that law enforcement officers make throughout the country, including in Pennsylvania. Every day in State College, Lock Haven and across Pennsylvania, people make the mistake of getting behind the wheel of a car after consuming too much alcohol. But, how do police officers find drunk drivers? What driving behaviors might tip off a police officer that a driver is intoxicated?

PSU simulation logical segue to state's DUI penalties

Students are used to simulations involving myriad subject matter. Even at the elementary school level, mock programs stressing things like orderly evacuations during emergencies, appropriate responses to bullying behavior and defensive strategies to engage potential adult predators are introduced.

Broadly relevant DUI tale: fraudulent validation of breathalyzers

Unquestionably, law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania and nationally have a plethora of resources -- coupled with obviously impressive state police powers -- at their disposal when they're literally on the prowl for drivers they might reasonably be able to pull over for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

Arrests: An annual byproduct of State Patty's Day

The now relatively long-tenured period of mass revelry that marks the annual State Patty's weekend (since 2007) for students, other local State College residents and an increasingly growing number of participants incoming from other parts of Pennsylvania and adjoining states was its usual eventful self this year.

What will happen if you refuse a breath test in Pennsylvania?

Law enforcement agencies throughout the country place a strong emphasis on curtailing drunk driving. It is no different in Pennsylvania. Anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcohol is making a dangerous choice, both from the perspective of a potential arrest and from the perspective of causing a serious car accident. No one condones drunk driving.

Crafting a criminal defense to drunk driving charges

Drunk driving is one of the most common criminal charges in the United States. Each year hundreds of thousands of people are charged with drunk driving throughout the country. But, that doesn't mean that every case of an arrest for drunk driving will result in a conviction.