The Unified Justice System of Pennsylvania – This is the oldest appellate court in the nation. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court makes final interpretations of state law.
Commonwealth Court Chief Clerk’s Office
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
601 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 2100
P.O. Box 69185
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9185
009 Brumbaugh Hall
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park Campus
Pennsylvania Criminal Code – This online database contains reference material for Pennsylvania’s state statutes.
Pennsylvania State Police –Pennsylvania State Police are responsible for many criminal investigation and support services, in addition to highway safety supervision.
Pennsylvania State Police Department Headquarters
1800 Elmerton Ave.
Harrisburg, PA 17110
PENNSYLVANIA CRIMINAL DEFENSE FAQ
DO I HAVE TO GRANT THE POLICE PERMISSION TO SEARCH MY PROPERTY?
You do not have to let the police search your property, and you should not let them. Allowing them to search is waiving your Fourth Amendment right. Be sure that they have a valid warrant before letting them search anything. Ask to see the warrant rather than just believing that they have one.
These terms are used for the charges placed on a crime. A felony is charged for serious offenses and these charges can result in a minimum of one year in prison. A misdemeanor is charged for less serious offenses and can result in a maximum of one year in jail.
FAQ’s for DUI/DWI in Pennsylvania
You are able to refuse the performance of field sobriety tests. You can; however, still be arrested for DUI without performing the tests. Pennsylvania does have an implied consent law when it comes to chemical tests. You are required under law to perform a chemical test when arrested for a DUI and you can face consequences if you refuse.
You should not talk to law enforcement at all. Your answer to the police should always be no. Do not answer questions or discuss the case without your lawyer present. This is to prevent a mistake and incriminating yourself because anything that you say can be used against you later in the case.
How Much Will a DUI Lawyer In PA Cost?
It depends on the severity of your offense, just ask these questions:
- Do you charge an hourly fee or a flat fee?
- What is included in the flat rate fee?
- If they work at an hourly rate, ask how many hours they expect to work on your case.
- Are there any other expenses that I will have to pay out of pocket?
- What forms of payment does your law office accept?
- Are the fees refundable?