Getting arrested for driving under the influence is not the end of the world, although the punishments often threatened can make you feel like Public Enemy #1.
A first offense in Pennsylvania, depending on the severity, can land you a fine from $300-$5,000, up to six months probation or jail time ranging from two days to six months, a possible 12-month suspension of your drivers' license, alcohol highway safety school, and substance-abuse treatment if ordered. And those are all misdemeanor penalties! And that's why, courtesy of our friends at Zellis Law, LLC, there is a great informational article to explain what you don't know about Pennsylvania DUI laws, including how you can be charged with a DUI even though you aren't under the influence at the time of arrest.
And while we are talking about DUI lawyers in Philadelphia, Zellis Law is the cream of the crop, combining knowledge, dedication, and most importantly experience. Former Bucks County prosecutor Dave Zellis understands the effect that DUI charges can have on regular, everyday men and women. After 26 years of prosecuting the most serious crimes, Dave knows the impact criminal conviction can have on people and their families. Most people arrested for DUI are normally law-abiding citizens, and entering the legal system can be intimidating, which is why you want someone that not only knows the system, but knows how to get the best possible results for their clients.
from my Facebook fan page: The Huffington Post has an article headlined: Think Seriously About ADHD. Man, I tried, but there was like a hundred different things going on in my head...
Justin Bieber's cat Tuts has its own Twitter page. Well, of course it does. That is, unless Tuts takes the heat for the driving antics and Keyshawn Johnson kicks Tuts' ass, or is abandoned overseas to die...
While hyping his first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con in over ten years on his Facebook fan page, Vin Diesel also shared a poster for Riddick, opening in theaters September 6. For those of you not entirely familiar with Vin Diesel, the Riddick franchise is the other movie series paying Diesel's light bills. I talk smack, but I'd sure as hell be more likely to check out Riddick than any of the Fast n Furious sequels...
On the heels of releasing their first album with the (mostly) original lineup in 35 years and announcing a world tour to follow, Black Sabbath has managed another milestone.
13 landed the Number One spot on the British Album charts, holding back Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye for the band's first #1 album in their native country in nearly 43 years. Paranoid, the band's second album, hit #1 in late 1970. The nearly 43 year year gap between Number One albums is a new record for the British charts.
I'm sure there are a few people that are still a little surprised on some of my stances regarding the recent Edward Snowden-leaked information that has brought the National Security Agency and their surveillance practices back into the public eye.
Granted, the libertarian in me is irritated, but the part of me that pays attention is remarkably unmoved, because as I mentioned on last night's show- there have not been any laws broken by the NSA. Period. Somehow, a federal court ruled cellphone users have no expectation of privacy. Forget the whole Fourth Amendment issue for a second- try telling your girlfriend she has no expectation of privacy if she catches you checking her text messages or her call history. Get back with me after the ass whippin and let me know how that worked out for you.
Besides that, at least a quarter of the Internets posted the link to the seven-year-old story in USA Today about the same thing. The exact same damn thing. You add the fact nothing illegal, morality notwithstanding, has went down with the fact this has already been going on for pretty much the last decade anyway, and you get the answer as to why no one in Washington seems particularly outraged about it. I can't say I was surprised that Saxby Chambliss or Lindsay Graham came out in support of the NSA, nor really to an extent when Dianne Feinstein jumped on board. I was a little taken aback by Al Franken taking less time than I thought to develop a taste for the kool-aid, but I did enjoy Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) getting in a huff over the NSA revelations.
Yep, the guy who helped write the Patriot Act has a problem with the NSA data mining. The irony is thick with this so-called scandal. Guess Sensenbrenner has some pretty whack shit on his phone.
Don't get me wrong, you can be mad about how the NSA is rolling. You can complain, and protest, and call for change until someone throws a handful of dimes at you just to shut you the fuck up, but government-as-usual will never let the Patriot Act expire. Never. And judging by the way voting patterns have trended in the 21st century, government-as-usual is not going anywhere anytime soon.
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