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Forest Morgan’s Legal Guides

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  • What Happens at a Pennsylvania DUI Preliminary Hearing

    What Happens at the Preliminary Hearing: The purpose of a preliminary hearing is to allow a magisterial district judge to determine whether the government can demonstrate a prima facie case against the defendant. A prima facie case requires, in laymans terms, the government to de...

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  • DUI Defendants Are Different

    DUI cases dominate the courts attention in this and other counties. In 2011, nearly 35% of all cases filed in Pennsylvania were for DUI. In some counties, there is a much higher percentage. Ninety-five percent (95%) of the clients I represent are charged with DUI. DUI Defendants ...

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  • Pennsylvania's Anti-Texting Law

    www.fdeanmorgan.com/textinglaw.html PENNSYLVANIA ANTI-TEXTING LAW Section 3316 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.A. 3316) (a) Prohibition.--No driver shall operate a motor vehicle on a highway or trafficway in this Commonwealth while using an interactive wirel...

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  • Questions to Ask When Choosing A DUI Lawyer in Pennsylvania

    I. QUESTIONS TO ASK TO CHOOSE THE BEST DUI ATTORNEY FOR YOUR CASE BACKGROUND, EXPERIENCE, AND PRACTICE 1. Are you an experienced DUI Attorney? 2. I want a specialist: How much of your practice is dedicated to representing DUI Defendants? 3. What other areas of law do ...

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  • Pennsylvania DUI Statutes

    75 Pa.C.S.A. 3802(a)(1)- General Impairment (Unsafe Driving) * An individual may not drive, operate, or be in actual physical control of the movement of a vehicle after imbibing a sufficient amount of alcohol such that the individual is rendered incapable of safely driving, ope...

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  • An Overview of Pennsylvania's Underage Drinking Law

    The Statute, 18 Pa.C.S.A. 6308(a) A person commits a summary offense if he, being less than 21 years of age, attempts to purchase, purchases, consumes, possesses or knowingly or intentionally transports any liquor or malt beverages... Penalties: Fine of up to $500.00 L...

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  • An Overview of the Pennsylvania Criminal Justice System

    PROCEDURE BEFORE THE MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT JUDGE PRELIMINARY ARRAIGNMENT At this proceeding the defendant is provided with a copy of the Complaint and advised of his rights; also at this time a preliminary hearing is scheduled and bail is set. If you are charged via a Summons, y...

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