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Vicious and Strange Punishment

When perusing law, students ofttimes clash the terminus “cruel and strange penalty.” It is ill-used in the 8 amendment of the Establishment of the Joined States, which says that “Excessive bond shall not be requisite, nor overweening fines imposed, nor brutal and strange penalisation inflicted.” In fact, this amendment is requisite to undertake an individual’s rights enshrined in the Makeup eve later a mortal has been accused of committing a law-breaking and convicted. Nevertheless, since it is embarrassing out of setting, and for wagerer savvy, the significant of the condition “cruel and strange punishment” should be analyzed and outlined more intelligibly. Thither is no ecumenical definition for the condition “cruel and strange penalty.”...

Driving Under the Influence DUI for Riding a Lawn Mower

Driving Under the Influence DUI for Riding a Lawn Mower

Really. Late last week a western Pennsylvania man was charged with DUI drunk driving while possessing an open can of beer on a riding lawn mower.  Thomas Marrone, 55, was driving the mower along a highway at just before 1:30 am. According to police he had smelled of alcohol and had an open can of Coors Light. Marrone told the police he was driving home, which was approximately 6 miles away. Today the Westmoreland County District Attorney withdrew the charges of DUI driving under the influence and driving under an alcohol related...

Pennsylvania Politician Gets Jail for DUI Driving Under the Influence

Pennsylvania Politician Gets Jail for DUI Driving Under the Influence

A former state lawmaker from Lehigh County has been sentenced to at least three months in prison following his arrest for DUI driving under the influence and assaulting his wife. Former State Representative Joseph Brennan (D) was arrested in August 2012 after he punched and choked his wife at their home in Lehigh County, then drove away while under the influence of alcohol. This was his second DUI arrest in two years. He pleaded guilty to the domestic violence simple assault and driving under the influence charges, and was sentenced on Thursday. After a request from his wife, Brennan was able to avoid a jail sentence for the domestic violence simple assault charge. However, since this was his second DUI conviction in the last two years, he was sentenced to serve...

DUI Driving Under the Influence Breath Tests Thrown Out By Judge

DUI Driving Under the Influence Breath Tests Thrown Out By Judge

A Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas judge recently said breathalyzer machines aren’t accurate when determining the blood alcohol content for motorists charged with the state’s highest level of impairment in DUI drunk driving cases.  Dauphin County Common Pleas Court Judge Lawrence Clark Jr. recently ruled breathalyzers cannot be considered accurate beyond a blood alcohol reading of 0.15 percent or below 0.05 percent. In Pennsylvania, a driver is considered impaired with a blood alcohol level above .08. The judge’s ruling — which for now applies only to Dauphin County DUI cases — means the machines cannot be used to determine if a driver is drunk enough to be charged with the state’s highest level of impairment, which of course carries the...

DUI Driving Under the Influence Mom Arrested

DUI Driving Under the Influence Mom Arrested

A mom from Dauphin County was charged Saturday with DUI driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after she crashed her car with her 15-year-old daughter in the vehicle. In addition to the DUI driving under the influence, Summer Heikes of Middletown, was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and possession of an open alcohol container or controlled substance in a motor vehicle. She was charged with making a false police report, driving with a suspended license and other traffic violations too. Police report Heikes was traveling too fast for conditions and was unable to stop her car at a stop sign at an  intersection. Her car slid through the intersection in a one-vehicle crash, police said. Fortunately no one was injured in the crash. Ms....

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