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Update: Supreme Court Rules on Cell Phone Searches

The Supreme Court announced today that police officers will now need warrants to search through a person's cell phone. The vote was unanimous. The Court made it very clear that digital privacy in today's technological world is extremely important, and that American's have a constitutional right to digital privacy.

First Time DUI Penalties in PA

In a Pennsylvania DUI case, there can be very severe penalties associated with a conviction. These penalties can range from fines, to suspension of a license, to jail time. There are three categories of impairment under PA DUI law: General, High, and Highest. Each of these categories is defined as having a certain BAC level, and each category carries different penalties.

ARD in Allegheny County

ARD, or Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, is a Pennsylvania program that is usually available to first time DUI offenders in Allegheny County. In some limited circumstances, an individual charged with a different minor crime may be eligible for the program. ARD is primarily a rehabilitative program, which allows for expedited court proceedings. However, there may also be certain suspensions or costs associated with ARD. This program is not meant to replace convictions completely, but it may be the right option for a first-time DUI offender.