Ensuring that Your Prescriptions Don’t Land You with a DUI Charge

May 25, 2022|DUI/DWI|

Driving under the influence is a serious crime. Not only are you endangering yourself physically, but you could harm another person or cause damage to your future. While most people understand the hazards of driving under the influence, fewer realize that even prescription drugs can cause issues on the road. In this article we’ll share what prescription drugs can lead to a DUI charge, plus signs that you shouldn’t drive and when to tell your doctor. Can I get a DUI charge that isn’t related to drunk driving? Yes. While DUIs mean different things in different states (it may be [...]

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What is the True Cost of a DUI?

February 17, 2021|DUI/DWI|

No one wants to end up with a DUI charge. Even if you don’t know the exact cost, you know that a DUI can have expensive repercussions, and level both short and long-term implications on your life. If you find yourself facing a DUI charge, this information should equip you with the knowledge of what to expect, both financially and in other areas of your life. The cost of a DUI ranges greatly between individuals and states. The costs themselves are sometimes incalculable. Sure, there are the fees and fines associated with a DUI charge, not to mention the time [...]

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DUI vs DWI: Understanding the Difference

February 15, 2021|DUI/DWI|

A DUI or DWI charge is a serious offense. The financial and legal consequences are intense, not to mention the emotional toll for all those involved. Hopefully, no one was injured by the driving that resulted in a DUI or a DWI, and preventing drunk driving should now be a major priority. If you’re still wondering about the difference between a DUI and a DWI, read on to learn about the distinctions, the repercussions, and tips to steer clear of both. Blood Alcohol Content Each state has unique laws regarding DUIs and DWIs, laws that vary greatly. There’s one thing [...]

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Preventing DUIs During the Holidays

November 24, 2020|DUI/DWI|

During major holidays, people throughout the country increase their alcohol consumption, and Pennsylvania is no exception. According to the Pennsylvania DUI Association, 10% of all holiday crashes in 2018 involved alcohol use, and 41% of deaths on holiday weekends were related to alcohol use. Why is there such an increase in DUIs and alcohol-related crashes this time of year? Here are some possible underlying reasons to consider. The Emotional Toll of the Holiday Season Although we like to think of the holidays as a time of joy and connection, the reality is that this season brings a lot of negative [...]

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Can You Get a DUI for Marijuana Use in Pennsylvania?

August 25, 2020|DUI/DWI|

Most people are aware that driving under the influence of alcohol can lead to a DUI conviction. But can you get a DUI for marijuana use? The short answer is yes, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal in many U.S. states, including Pennsylvania. Even if you have a legal prescription for medical marijuana, you can still get a marijuana DUI in Pennsylvania. You can be charged with a drug-related DUI in Pennsylvania after any marijuana consumption, even if you were not physically or cognitively impaired. In fact, Pennsylvania adopted a new law in 2011 that prohibits operating a [...]

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Can You Get a DUI for Driving on Legal Drugs?

September 12, 2019|DUI/DWI|

Most often, when we think about DUI charges, we think of driving while under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances. But can you also be charged with a DUI for driving while on legally prescribed drugs? While there are variations in each state’s laws, the answer is generally yes, you can get charged with driving while intoxicated for operating a vehicle while on prescription drugs. This is because states make a distinction between two types of DUI charges – “per se” and “impairment.”  Per se and impairment charges In order to receive a DUI charge, the driver must be [...]

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Do I Have to Tell My Employer About My DUI Charge?

August 29, 2019|DUI/DWI|

If you were arrested or convicted of a DUI, you are probably wondering if you should tell your employer. Or, more importantly, if you have to tell your employer? In most cases, you do not have to inform your employer of a DUI charge. But, there are a few exceptions, including: If your job requires you to operate a vehicle. If you are contractually obligated to disclose your criminal record. Your employer states in their employee policy that DUI or criminal charges must be reported. Disclosing your criminal record is required to maintain a professional license. We will go into [...]

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How to Stop Your Loved One from Drinking and Driving

June 6, 2019|DUI/DWI|

Preventing a DUI is never your responsibility. You can only make decision for yourself, and your loved ones have the free will to make their own choices. While you can't control another's actions, there are some ways you can intervene and prepare so you and your friends are never in a tricky spot. In this article, we'll talk about how you can prevent your friends and family from getting behind the wheel after drinking alcohol. Talk about it Chatting about drinking and driving is anything but casual. If your friend or family members has struggled to refrain from drunk driving [...]

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Preventing Addiction with Education in DUI Programs

February 21, 2019|DUI/DWI|

Rehabilitation centers offer drug and alcohol education programs to teach people about the risk of addiction. Often called “DUI school” or “DUI classes,” this type of program may be court-ordered after a DUI arrest. However, these programs are about much more than fulfilling court requirements. They are designed for people struggling with excessive drug or alcohol use, and may even help catch and/or prevent addiction in its beginning stages. At Rehab After Work, our Addictions Awareness and DUI program is similar to DUI school, but it’s not just for court-ordered treatment. Even if you have not received a DUI, you [...]

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What Is A DUI/DWI Court?

January 10, 2019|DUI/DWI|

When you receive a DUI, you usually face charges in a criminal court. However, in some cases, you may be able to go to a DUI or DWI court instead. You may benefit from a DUI/DWI court as they often allow you to avoid or reduce criminal charges, and receive the chance to enter into addiction treatment if you struggle with a substance use disorder. Let us define DUI and DWI court for you, as well as help you understand the process of entering one, from qualifications to responsibilities. What is DUI/DWI court like? DUI court is like a regular [...]

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Finding Value for Court Mandated Treatment

April 16, 2018|DUI/DWI|

While some people believe that court mandated treatment isn't as effective as other people argue, there are actually numerous benefits to court mandated treatment for helping individuals recover from substance abuse.  What is court mandated treatment?  Court mandated treatment is when a judge rules that an individual needs to attend treatment for a mental health condition. Sometimes this is for individuals charged with a DUI; other times it is required in order for a parent to receive custody of their child.  There are a number of court mandated treatments which might be required. Some of these include:  Treatment instead of [...]

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Preventing DUI’s During a Night Out

June 19, 2017|DUI/DWI|

In 2019, over 1 million people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Driving under the influence (DUI) arrests are all too common— and, they're preventable. In this article we'll give you tips that are tried and true so you can prevent a DUI at night. The consequences of a DUI All states classify DUI convictions as misdemeanors, making them punishable with up to six months in jail, substantial fines or both. That's just the start of the consequences for a DUI, though. Being charged can lead to [...]