Strange But True: Fargo Zamboni Driver Pleads Guilty to DUI

Filed under: DUI, Strange But True by Contributor @ February 24, 2015

Straight out of Fargo, North Dakota, Valley News reports that 27 year-old Steve Anderson, formerly a part-time Zamboni driver for the Park District Sports Arena, pled guilty this week to an on-the-job DUI.  This plea agreement stems from an incident in January where spectators at a girls’ hockey game watched him erratically weave across the […]

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PA Supreme Court Backtracks on Effects of Mandatory Minimums

Filed under: Criminal Law, Drug Crimes by Contributor @ February 22, 2015

In Commonwealth v. Stotelmyer, 2015 WL 668038, a three-member controlling plurality of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that imposition of a county intermediate sentence is impermissible where the underlying drug crime conviction carries a mandatory minimum.  At the outset, this case seems difficult to reconcile with existing Pennsylvania court cases addressing the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Alleyne […]

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Pennsylvania – Ignition Interlock for First Offense DUI?

Filed under: DUI by Contributor @ February 16, 2015

According to recent news reports, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is preparing a new push to have the Pennsylvania state legislature enact legislation requiring that an ignition interlock system be installed in the car of  first-time DUI offenders whose blood alcohol content exceeds .10%.  A similar effort passed unanimously in the State Senate at the tail end […]

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BREAKING: Governor Wolf Suspends Death Penalty in PA

Filed under: Death Penalty Cases, News by Contributor @ February 13, 2015

This morning, newly-elected Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf temporarily suspended the imposition of the death penalty in the Commonwealth.  This moratorium on executions applies to 186 currently pending death penalty verdicts, as well as any future convictions.  His decision was prompted by the scheduled execution of Terrance Williams, 48, who has been on death row since being […]

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Sleep Driving and the Ambien Defense

Filed under: DUI by Contributor @ February 10, 2015

The dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs are no secret and everyone is aware that this conduct is illegal. Many people may not be aware, however, that you can also be charged with DUI for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. 74 Pa.C.S. § 3802(d)(2) addresses this: “(d) […]

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