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Legislation has recently been signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf adopting a five-year “pilot” program that will allow for cameras and electronic equipment to be installed in work zones on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, interstate highways, and other state-maintained roads to monitor the speed of vehicles. This comes as part of several-years long initiatives to […]
Since 1994 any person convicted of the possession or sale of controlled substances or the underage consumption or possession of alcohol has been subject to a suspension of their driving privileges. Thanks to a new bill signed by Governor Wolf on October 24, 2018 those suspensions are coming to an end. As it stands, any […]
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the rest of the country were shaken when a 19-year-old engineering student at Penn State University died during an alcohol-fueled fraternity initiation rite in February 2017. Timothy Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey, died of head and spleen injuries suffered while drunkenly falling multiple times, including twice down a flight of […]
Since last year, the way PennDOT has handled the suspension of operating privileges of those convicted of a DUI offense has been changing. Previously, the use of an ignition interlock device, (sometimes referred to as a “blow and go”) was reserved for those convicted of second and subsequent DUI offenses and the use of the […]
Most people are aware of Pennsylvania’s Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) commonly known as Megan’s Law. A person can be placed on this registry only after a criminal conviction of certain enumerated offenses outlined in the SORNA statute. This registry is open to and easily accessible by the public. The registry is maintained […]
With the passing of the “Clean Slate” Act, Pennsylvania has implemented the first law in the nation that allows for the automatic sealing of certain criminal records. The legislation also implements new procedures for sealing more serious misdemeanor convictions and non-conviction data. Under the new law, certain minor crimes which are punishable by two years […]
Today the United States Supreme Court issued their ruling in the case of Carpenter v. United States. You will recall our previous blog article on this matter. In a victory for privacy advocates, the Court followed the recent trend of protecting privacy rights in cellphone usage. Previously, the Court had ruled that the data […]
Mooney & Associates are following the major U.S. Supreme Court case that could effect everyone who owns a cell phone. Read a little background and how it could impact you.
Mooney & Associates Attorney Shawn Stottlemyer explains that the right DUI Attorney can make all the difference in ones DUI/DWI case. Read on to find out how and why it’s important to choose the right one.