Last week, just days before leaving office, President Barack Obama granted clemency to hundreds of federal prisoners, most of whom were in prison for non-violent drug charges. While this may not seem like many, it comes following previous actions by the president, who in total has commuted 1,385 sentences, more than any president before.
Getting pulled over and charged for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania is serious. If convicted, you could face criminal penalties that include license suspension, monetary penalties, mandatory use of an ignition interlock device and jail time.
It is not uncommon for someone who has been drinking to think irrationally. Alcohol is a popular drug because it lowers inhibitions and gives people a false sense of safety and security. Those under the influence often feel invincible. And unfortunately, when these occur, a person often is more likely to get behind the wheel.
A young man living in the State College area faces three misdemeanor counts of "unlawful dissemination of an intimate image" and a count of harassment, which is also potentially a misdemeanor.
You have the right to remain silent. It sounds so simple. It sounds so familiar. It is the first line of the Miranda rights which are read to people when they are arrested. It is also the primary way to help your case if you are arrested.