Dui

Can you lose your medical license due to a DUI?

If the police charge you with driving under the influence (DUI), you could have fines imposed upon you, end up with a suspended license, face increased insurance premiums and even be subject to jail time. Yet, if you are a doctor, those consequences may be the least...

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PA Constitution Requires a Warrant Before Police Search Your Car. Commonwealth v. Alexander December 22, 2020 (Merry Christmas)

In Pennsylvania, obtaining a warrant prior to searching a care is now the default rule. If an officer proceeds to conduct a warrantless search, a reviewing court will be required to determine whether exigent circumstances existed to justify the officer’s judgment that obtaining a warrant was not reasonably practicable.

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DUI ARD, Prior Offense, Sentencing Enhancement, Repeat Offender

Recidivist sentencing enhancement statutes continue to be declared unconstitutional based upon relatively recent US Supreme Court cases. In 2000 the U.S. Supreme Court decided State v. Apprendi. There the Court states a criminal sentence must be based upon facts the...

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Is it Time to Terminate your PHMP Contract ? — End The Torture

I represent health care professionals in Pennsylvania’s health care monitoring program called teh PHMP, PNAP, SARPH, PHP. Some are int he program voluntarily. Some are forced.  Some of my clients’ contracts have been extended from 3 to 5 to 7 years in either PNAP, SARPH, or the PHP for a minor, singular violations of their Consent Agreement or Board Order.  Some of these extensions are forced or voluntarily entered. Call me.

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