Many people consume alcohol every day in Philadelphia. Afterwards some of them decide to drive. As a result many people are charged with a DUI every year. Some have consumed more alcohol than others, though. The law understands that and has divided the consequences for a DUI into three categories with increasing penalties for people who have a higher blood alcohol level and for those with multiple DUIs.
Many people in Philadelphia enjoy an alcoholic beverage or two from time-to-time. Alcohol is present at many parties, sporting events, and concerts, in addition to numerous bars and restaurants in the city. While it is perfectly legal to consume alcohol, many of the choices people make after consuming the alcohol are illegal. One of these decisions is driving a vehicle after intoxication, which may result in a DUI.
Pennsylvania drivers who are arrested after a drunk driving accident may face multiple charges, all with their own penalties. Indeed, if another person is hurt or killed in the accident, a DUI charge may be one of the lesser charges filed against the suspect.
There are many people in Philadelphia who consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel. Not everyone who drinks alcohol and drives is legally under the influence, but many of them are and may face DUI charges. This goes for any driver regardless of what they do for a profession, even police officers. Many may think that police officers are above the law, but if they drink and drive, they may be convicted of a DUI just like anyone else.
Many people in Philadelphia use their smart phones for everything. They email, shop, use various social media sites and many other things. Downloading the newest and latest apps is probably very important for these people. Well, now there is an app even for those who are pulled over for a DUI.
In Philadelphia, as throughout the rest of the United States, there has been a great effort toward stopping drunk driving. Despite these efforts, people still do drink and drive. Many people are stopped by police each year on suspicion of driving under the influence; they are then asked to take field sobriety tests and submit to Breathalyzer tests. If their BAC is above the legal limit, then these drivers are charged with DUIs. After being charged, the criminal justice proceedings begin.
There are many people in Philadelphia who are charged with DUIs each month. In order to address this issue, the Pennsylvania legislature has enacted many laws to punish those who drive under the influence. The police are also trained to determine if a driver is drunk and make a DUI arrest based on this assessment. There are many indications that police look for when determining whether a driver is drunk. If the person is swerving in traffic or is involved in an accident, police will generally conduct tests to determine whether alcohol is a factor.
There are many car accidents in Philadelphia each year. There are also many factors that cause those accidents. Sometimes the accidents involve drivers who have been suspected of drinking. In these cases, many times the person suspected of driving is charged with a DUI. However, just because there was an accident does not mean that a driver will be convicted of DUI. After being charged, the defendant goes through the criminal justice process and has the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty -- even if the alleged victim is a police officer.
Every Philadelphia resident is subject to the laws of the state of Pennsylvania. This includes elected officials, police officers and everyone else. No one is exempt and there are no exceptions. And just like every resident is subject to the laws of Pennsylvania, every person charged with a crime has the same constitutional rights and protections as well.
A driver in a nearby community who was allegedly involved in a DUI accident which eventually led to the death of a woman recently pleaded not guilty to charges of vehicular homicide, among others. The 26-year old man is accused of striking and killing a woman as she got into the back seat of a parked car. Authorities say the man was intoxicated and driving drunk at the time of the accident. The man also allegedly injured the 47-year-old victim's sister and her daughter in the accident.