The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently enacted a statute which offers a huge break to any Pennsylvania licensed driver whose privilege to drive has been or will be suspended due to a charge of driving under the influence or a refusal of chemical testing. (blood or breathalyzer) The great news is that you can limit your […]

If you have been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania you may have spent some time researching what might happen in court.  Perhaps you came across terms you haven’t previously seen.  Specifically, you may be wondering what the term “Pre-Trial Diversion Program” means. The Law Office of Steven F. O’Meara explores the possibility of a […]

In Pennsylvania, the defense of self-defense is referred to as “use of force in self – protection.”  It is one of the most misunderstood defenses in criminal law.  In this blog post, we take the time to discuss the Pennsylvania statute on the issue.  We also take some time to discuss some examples of what […]

Criminal attorneys are often asked about how cases get dismissed on technicalities. Typically, these “technicalities” are constitutional protections guaranteed to all people in the United States.  When the government fails to comply with the Constitution, and fails to afford people constitutional protections, evidence may be suppressed, and in some situations, cases are dismissed because of […]

Understanding DUI in Pennsylvania requires you to understand the legal limits in the state, and the penalties for each of those limits which is proven at the time of your arrest. Penalties and Fines For DUI In Pennsylvania  There are three blood-alcohol content (BAC) levels in Pennsylvania, with three different penalties and fines for each […]

The holiday season is supposed to bring peace, joy and goodwill to man and woman, but that’s not always the case, because it also brings an increased number of criminal matters to the courts. Some of these criminal offenses are triggered by what happens during the holidays, namely more people out shopping, and more festivities […]