PA Strengthens DUI Penalties

Recently, the Pennsylvania General Assembly again modified the DUI law to strengthen penalties for repeat offenders.  You can view the text of the bill here. This bill accomplishes two things that we’ve addressed in prior postings.  One is closing the Musau loophole, which allowed folks who refused chemical testing on their second DUI to receive no more than a six-month maximum …

Does McNeely impact PA’s DUI laws?

Earlier this week the U.S. Supreme Court held that the police cannot obtain BAC results without a warrant in every DUI case.  Some commentators, including the Allegheny County DA’s Office, quickly–and correctly–pointed out that this ruling won’t affect the majority of DUI cases brought in Pennsylvania.  The fact is that most DUI suspects agree to submit to blood tests when …