Sixty-eight percent of those convicted of a felony in 2007 were sentenced to incarceration. That’s over two-thirds. If you want to reduce the chances that you’ll go to jail, a skilled and knowledgable criminal defense attorney is your best ally.
Traffic crimes, like all others, can lead to missed work, stiff fines, lost driving privileges, increased insurance rates, and even prison time, especially for repeat offenders. If you’ve been charged with a traffic violation, treat it with the seriousness it deserves, and contact an experienced traffic law attorney at once.
More than 1.4 million drivers in the U.S. were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs in 2012. Law enforcement officers nationwide are stepping up their enforcement of the drunk driving laws, largely in response to public outcry and the influence of lobbying groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). If you find yourself caught up in this crackdown, you need and attorney with experience defending drunk driving cases to look out of your interests and to help you get the best results possible.
PennDOT maintains a driving record for every licensed driver in Pennsylvania. Points are added to a driving record when a driver is found guilty of certain driving (moving) violations. The purpose of the point system is to help to improve driving habits and to ensure safe driving. PennDOT begins to take corrective action when a driving record reaches 6 or more points.