State College Pennsylvania Law Blog

DUI Restricted License Options for Certain First Offense Cases December 19, 2022 | Uncategorized

Pennsylvania classifies DUI license offenses into three different levels. They’re based on a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of the offense. The lowest level of impairment is known as the general impairment category when a driver’s BAC is between 0.08 and 0.10. Then, the middle-level DUI of a driver’s BAC is between 0.10 and 0.159. After that, there’s a high-level DUI when the… READ MORE

What Can Be Considered a Reason To Stop in a DWI Case? December 05, 2022 | Uncategorized

Individuals may find themselves involved in a DWI case if they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, the arresting officers must have evidence to support their findings if there is reasonable doubt. Some DWI cases are dismissed based on a lack of supporting evidence. These cases may fall under one of the following conditions and successfully be dismissed without charges appearing on your… READ MORE

How Do You Get a DUI Dismissed in PA? October 24, 2022 | Uncategorized

Although many individuals accused of DUI believe the system heavily favors the police and prosecution, the truth is there is a surprising percentage of DUI cases dismissed because of procedural flaws. Representation by a skilled criminal defense attorney PA with experience makes DUI cases dismissed and can help you navigate the often complicated criminal procedure in Pennsylvania. Grounds for DUI Cases Dismissed There are many reasons… READ MORE

What Can a DUI Be Reduced to in PA? October 10, 2022 | Uncategorized

A lapse of judgment following a night out could prove costly. If you decide to get behind the wheel of your vehicle in your intoxicated state, you might be charged with a serious violation, DUI. However, there may be a way to get your driving under the influence charge reduced. Here at Engle, Kauffman, and VanHorn, we can present you with the best possible solutions if… READ MORE

What are the Average Costs of DUI in PA September 19, 2022 | Uncategorized

Driving under the influence (DUI) can cause multitudes of damage to a person’s reputation, pocketbook, and more. It does not take much for the costs associated with a DUI to go up. Although the average cost for a first offense DUI would be around $1000 for a mandatory fine,  most people who receive a DUI PA rack up court-ordered fines and increase car insurance premiums, education… READ MORE

Do I Need a Lawyer for DUI in PA? September 05, 2022 | Uncategorized

Driving under the influence is a serious offense. If you are ever charged with that offense, you could face some stiff penalties. Do not hesitate to fight those accusations if you have been mistakenly charged. Thus, you need a lawyer for your DUI case. Partner with us at Engle, Kauffman, and VanHorn if you need help fighting against those charges. As your Pennsylvania DUI lawyer, we… READ MORE

Can an Attorney Help Me if I Got Caught with Drugs in PA? August 22, 2022 | drug offenses

Because of the severe impact of drugs on people’s lives, the government imposes harsh penalties across the country to serve as some kind of deterrence. It is the objective of these laws to punish those convicted with drug charges to serve as an example to others; so that they may do something about their drug addiction before it is too late. Pennsylvania is one of the… READ MORE

DWI and DUI: The Differences in Pennsylvania August 08, 2022 | drunk driving

Throughout the United States, you might encounter the acronyms DWI and DUI. For those not familiar with them, both refer to driving offenses resulting from being under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. While some states use the two simultaneously or even interchangeably, Pennsylvania only uses one: DUI, short for Driving Under the Influence. What is the difference between DWI and DUI? Does it really… READ MORE