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Courts Can Sentence DUI Offenders To A Term of Supervision Less Than The Mandatory Maximum

In Commonwealth v. Popielarcheck, the defendant pled guilty to her second DUI offense in ten years. Prior to sentencing, defendant was required, pursuant to 75 Pa.C.S. § 3814(2), to undergo a full assessment for alcohol and drug addiction, which indicated that she needed additional treatment. Subsequently, defendant was sentenced to two years of county intermediate Continue reading
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Enhanced Penalties For Refusing To Provide Blood (Without A Warrant) Held Illegal

In Commonwealth v. Giron, 2017 Pa.Super 23 (January 31, 2017) defendant was pulled over by police after sideswiping a parked car. Upon engaging the defendant, the officer noted a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle and defendant’s bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and unsteady gait. At that time, the officer arrested defendant believing he Continue reading