New Proposed Pennsylvania Law in DUI Homicides

angieslawA new proposed Pennsylvania law in DUI homicides named “Angie’s Law”,  after 33 year old Angela Rigby, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2012, aims to punish multiple DUI offenders with a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison if they are involved in a DUI fatality.

The law would require anyone convicted of a past DUI and then involved in a fatal DUI accident to spend at least 5 years in prison and loose their driver’s license for life.  Under current Pennsylvania DUI laws, offenders do not face as much jail time, even when their accident proves fatal.

In depth information on the proposed DUI law, along with the law’s full text can be found on the Pennsylvania General Assembly website.  


Light Reading for the New Year

As we begin 2008, I thought I would post something not so serious.  Obviously, DUI related topics are serious – I ran across this joke that gave me a chuckle:

A man is driving home, when is pulled over by a patrolman for a broken blinker. The cop looks into the guys’ car and sees a collection of knives in the backseat.

"Sir," the cop says. "Why do you have all those knives?"

"They’re for my juggling act," the man says.

"I don’t believe you," says the cop. "Prove it." So the man gets out of his car and begins juggling the knives. At the same time, a car with two guys in it drives by.

"Man," says the first guy. "I’m glad I quit drinking. These new sobriety tests are hard."

Let’s all make 2008 a year when you can avoid DUI or any criminal defense issues.