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Do Pennsylvania’s Laissez Faire Smoking Laws Cause DUI Incidents?

By Gary E. Gerson |

Sure, there are social drinkers who have never lit a cigarette, and there are cigarette smokers who do not drink alcohol but for the most part, drinking and smoking go together.  The neon signs in bars and the glow of cigarettes add to the atmosphere of conviviality.  At least, that was how the old… Read More »

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In DUI Cases, Whether You Injure Someone Matters More Than Prior Offenses or the Nature of the Substance

By Gary E. Gerson |

One of the many flaws of the drug education programs many of us experienced in school is that they made it sound like there are good drugs and bad drugs, that something is either a dangerous poison that only a stupid or amoral person would ingest, or else it is a harmless, beneficial medicine. … Read More »

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Pittsburgh Woman Faces Child Endangerment Charges for Driving Drunk with Four Children in the Car

By Gary E. Gerson |

Before you bring a newborn baby home from the hospital, the hospital staff ensures that you have the infant safety seat installed properly in the car.  Installing child car seats can be a source of anxiety for first-time parents; every time the child outgrows one seat, they must figure out how to configure the… Read More »

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Wilkinsburg Man Receives Guilty Verdict Relating to 2017 Crash in Which a Passenger Died

By Gary E. Gerson |

Lots of people fear air travel, train travel, boating, and amusement park rides, but in fact all of those are less dangerous than traveling by car, which many of us do every day.  Car accidents have been a leading cause of premature death since the invention of the automobile, but cars and driving have… Read More »

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Pittsburgh Police Officer Faces Criminal Charges After Alleged Drunken Hit-and-Run Accident with a Bicyclist

By Gary E. Gerson |

Leaving the scene of a car accident without talking to police or, at least, without talking to the person you hit and making sure they are not injured, is one of the worst things you can do.  It can escalate a minor inconvenience into a civil lawsuit, a traffic ticket into criminal charges, and… Read More »

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Northampton Area School District Bus Driver Charged with DUI After Abandoning Bus Full of Students

By Gary E. Gerson |

Adults who watched the early episodes of The Simpsons easily identified Otto Mann, the school bus driver, as an enthusiast of drugs, but while that reference went over the heads of school-aged viewers of the show, many of them could relate to having a school bus driver who embodied a carefree attitude toward the… Read More »

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UPS Driver Charged with DUI After Multi-Vehicle Crash in O’Hara Township

By Gary E. Gerson |

DUI laws in Pennsylvania have been strict since drunk driving was first officially outlawed, and it seems like they are only getting tougher.  You might think that drinking and driving is not a big deal, but sometimes just a small amount of alcohol can impair someone’s driving ability enough to cause a major accident. … Read More »

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Arrested for drunk driving over Thanksgiving break?

By Gary E. Gerson |

Being arrested for drunk driving is a loaded charge that comes with personal shame, possible thousands in fines, and a lengthy license suspension. If you’ve recently been pulled over for DUI you are probably asking yourself a hundred questions about who you should tell, how long you’ll lose your license, if you’re going to… Read More »

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Woman arrested for drunk driving twice in one day

By Gary E. Gerson |

As a criminal defense attorney in Pittsburgh, I have handled hundreds upon hundreds of DUI cases. People with multiple drunk driving arrests often come to me to ensure their rights are protected. There are also instances where people who already have one DUI are unfairly treated by the criminal justice system. If you have… Read More »

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Drunk driving arrests over Labor Day weekend

By Gary E. Gerson |

The Law Offices of Gary E. Gerson would like to wish everyone in and around Pittsburgh and throughout the tri-state region a wonderful Labor Day weekend. As you gear up to take a trip for the holiday, it’s important to remember to be responsible if you choose to imbibe over the holiday weekend. No… Read More »

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