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Erie lawyer Tim George, a founding partner at Purchase & George, P.C., writes articles on subjects that are important to people facing DUI & criminal allegations in Erie and throughout Pennsylvania. He has received the highest peer review ratings available in Pennsylvania by both the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating Service ("AV- Preeminent") and AVVO.com (10.0 - Superb). He is the chairman of the Erie County Bar Association Criminal Practice Section. To read a sampling of what he has written see below or watch him on video here. You also can check out our free and easy to read newsletters here.
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A recent suppression ruling which resulted in an Erie, PA DUI case being dismissed highlights the challenges facing police when attempting to enforce Pennsylvania’s “No Texting While Driving” statute. The law found at 75 P.S. §3316(a) (Prohibiting Text-Based Communications) only prohibits text-based communications while still permitting motorists to use their cell phones in a myriad of other lawful ways. And therein lies the problem.
Tom Pysz, host of We Question and Learn on WQLN Radio, interviewed Erie lawyer Tim George in a special Memorail Day program about his deployment to Iraq in 2009 and the second and third order effects his service had on his employees, clients and his family and how the wars impact service members and their families across the country.
Our Expungement Law in Pennsylvania Makes Mistakes Hard to Forget
February 02, 2013
People call us all the time about a minor offense committed many years ago that keep showing up on background checks. These "minor" offenses sometimes resulted in a prison sentence, but more often resulted in just probation and a fine. The problem is that in Pennsylvania the law makes it hard to forget the mistakes we made when we were young.
The Truth About ARD in Erie Pennsylvania: It's Not Just for DUI
January 01, 2013
A question frequently asked by many people who have never been in any trouble before receiving new criminal charges in the mail is whether ARD is just for allegations of DUI. The good news is that someone who faces charges like retail theft, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, false reports, forgery, trespass or minor drug offenses can receive ARD, too - if you meet all of the other eligibility requirements for ARD.
If the most revered military commander in recent history and current CIA Director can be forced to resign because his email communications with his mistress Paula Broadwell were recovered by law enforcement without either his consent or a search warrant, then your emails can be recorded, stored and recovered with relative ease by third parties, too.