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  • Pennsylvania Files the Most Drug-Induced Homicide Charges
    Pennsylvania Files the Most Drug-Induced Homicide Charges

    In 2018, Mission LISA and Health In Justice Action Lab partnered to conduct a study focused on understanding the country’s prosecution of drug-induced homicide cases. Their research used artificial ...

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  • Pennsylvania’s Automatic Criminal Record Sealing Law in Effect
    Pennsylvania’s Automatic Criminal Record Sealing Law in Effect

    On June 28, 2019, Pennsylvania’s Clean Slate law went into effect. Provisions under this landmark piece of legislation allow for around 30 million criminal cases to be automatically sealed. The bill, ...

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  • What Are the Penalties for Eluding or Fleeing Police?
    What Are the Penalties for Eluding or Fleeing Police?

    Seeing the flashing lights of a police car behind you can be a panic-inducing experience. Under stress, you might not be sure of what to do, and instead of pulling over, you continue to drive while ...

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  • DUI and Commercial Driver’s License in Pennsylvania
    DUI and Commercial Driver’s License in Pennsylvania

    Individuals who hold commercial driver’s licenses (CDL) operate large vehicles, which include those that weigh 26,001 or more pounds, carry 16 or more passengers, transport students, or transport ...

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  • Can You Be Charged with a Bicycle DUI?
    Can You Be Charged with a Bicycle DUI?

    Although driving under the influence is generally associated with operating vehicle while drugs or alcohol in your system, under Pennsylvania law, you can also be charged with a DUI for riding a ...

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  • What to Do if You Are Stopped at a DUI Checkpoint
    What to Do if You Are Stopped at a DUI Checkpoint

    A DUI checkpoint is a temporary roadblock where police officers will stop random vehicles to check for driver intoxication. The criteria for pulling over a driver is predetermined and not based on the ...

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