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Fighting a DUI Charge Involving Benzodiazepines

Recently, a 52-year-old Pennsylvania man was charged with murder for his alleged role in the motor vehicle death of a 22-year-old college student and star soccer player just days before Christmas.  Authorities reported to the BucksLocalNews.com that defendant was under the influence of numerous drugs, including heroin, cocaine and benzodiazepines at the time of the...

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Scranton Defendants Sometimes Face Mandatory Minimums

Mandatory minimum sentences are common, especially for certain federal drug crimes, in part because of political pressure to be tough on crime. Unfortunately, in many situations where mandatory minimum sentences exist, problems arise and defendants end up being unfairly punished with a criminal sentence that is harsher than they deserve. Whenever a defendant is charged with...

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DUI Arrests on the Rise in PA

Drunk driving arrests are on the rise in the state of Pennsylvania. Lancaster Online reported recently on the increasing number of motorists who are arrested in the state for impaired driving. The police just announced their arrest data from 2015, which shows there were 18,801 people arrested for driving under the influence over the course...

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