Mandatory Minimum Sentences For DUI Convictions (PA)

The following are some mandatory minimum sentences for more serious violations of Pennsylvania’s Motor Vehicle Code.  Some mandatory minimum sentences can be re-negotiated or beaten.  Recent case law has also called into question the constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentencing.  It is important that you speak with a lawyer if facing any of the following criminal […]

The Real Reason For DUI Treatment Court (DUITC)

According to a recent poll by NPR, the approval rating for Congress stands at 7%.  The rating is the lowest in the history of the poll.  Congress is viewed so poorly because The People recognize that it is a corrupt, self interested political body.  The people in congress care more about platitudes than action, more […]

What is Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition?

Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) is a common resolution to DUI First Offense and other non violent crimes in Philadelphia.  Eligibility is based on prior criminal records.  Eligible defendants are generally first time offenders charged with relatively minor offenses.  The ARD program enables the state to impose a more lengthy period of supervision than the AMP […]

DUI: First Offense / Highest Tier – Possible Defenses

Driving Under the Influence: First Offense / Highest Tier is a very serious offense in the State of Pennsylvania.  Defendants facing this charge are looking at a mandatory minimum sentence that will affect their future and their finances for years. DUI: First Offense / Highest Tier is a charge that affects anyone arrested for DUI […]