YES. (With one exception- keep reading!) The Borough of State College, Pennsylvania prohibits open containers under borough ordinance, Chapter V Conduct, Part C, Liquor Control, Section 302, which states: It shall be unlawful for any person to possess an open container of alcoholic beverage on any public street, public sidewalk, public alley or public Read More

“It seemed like a good idea at the time.” Is intoxication a defense to criminal charges in Pennsylvania? Bad decisions can lead to criminal charges, and are often the result of impaired judgment. Impaired judgement is the frequent side effect (and sometimes the goal) of ingesting alcohol or controlled substances. The battle cry of Read More

After a DUI in Pennsylvania, you’re likely fearful for your driver’s license, your job, your finances, and your good name. In reality, most Pennsylvanians have no idea what the actual consequences are for driving under the influence, with some expecting much harsher penalties than they actually face and many others underestimating the severity of Read More

As a DUI attorney in State College, Pennsylvania, I’ve seen a fair share of unusual cases and instances involving alcohol. Recently, however, a DUI arrest n Pennsylvania stuck out as one of the most bizarre I’ve ever come across. A recent article from The Sentinel describes what basically is a double-DUI; police say a Read More