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How an Expert Can Help in Your DUI Case

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Dec 09, 2015 | 0 Comments

"Do you really think an expert is worth it? Isn't a DUI an open and shut case?" This is a question I hear fairly regularly from my clients. As I've mentioned in previous posts, it is a popular misconception that if you've been charged with a DUI, there are very few ways to successfully fight the...

Lehigh Valley Attorneys Run VIA Marathon

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Sep 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

On September 13, 2015, Attorney Jenna Fliszar, along with a team of other Lehigh Valley attorneys, ran in the VIA Marathon Relay. Members of the team also included Attorneys Christine Lombardo-Zaun, Gavin Holihan, Mark Merdinger, and Kevin Conrad. Each member of the team ran one leg of the marath...

Cop Video on Facebook is Misleading

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Aug 04, 2015 | 0 Comments

A video which was posted several years ago is again making its rounds on Facebook. With over 15,000,000 views on YouTube and close to a quarter million shares and thousands of comments on Facebook, the video has some people hailing it as something everybody must watch so they understand their Con...

DUI - General Impairment vs. DUI Based on BAC

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Jul 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Driving Under the Influence: the definition is simple, right? Driving under the influence of alcohol with a BAC of .08% or higher. That's what you always hear about on the news, that's what all the commercials and PSAs talk about. But now you've been charged with DUI, and there's a second charge ...

4th of July DUI Checkpoints

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Jul 02, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 4th of July weekend is upon us! This is a holiday where people have picnics, watch fireworks, and yes, drink. Obviously, if you do drink, you should consider having a designated driver to get you home safely. You should also know that area police are stepping up their efforts to locate, stop,...

The Basics of ARD

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Jun 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

I regularly receive calls from people who are new to the justice system, having never been charged with a crime before. More often than not, people who do not have a criminal record want to know about a program called ARD. They have heard of the program, but are unfamiliar with its requirements a...

How a DUI Affects Your CDL

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Apr 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

For people who have a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), a DUI has the potential to end their career. The consequences for a CDL holder convicted of DUI are often more severe than the consequences for a standard drivers license holder. It is important to understand how a DUI charge will affect thi...

What to Tell Your Attorney

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Jan 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

I wrote a blog post several months ago about what you should tell the police if you are stopped. I had said that you should only say what's absolutely necessary, and not volunteer any information. The same is not true, however, when you hire an attorney. There are very strict confidentiality rul...

Pets as Property: A Suggestion For Change

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Jan 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the last decade or two, animals have enjoyed a rise in the value society places on them. Many people now treat their pets as more than just an animal; they're members of the family. Unfortunately, the law hasn't kept up with this exalted view of our pets. The law still sees animals, even our...

The Struggle with Mental Illness

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Aug 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The struggles of people who suffer from any mental illness are all too often hidden or ignored. No matter how progressive we like to think we are, there's still a stigma attached to mental illness. People who have conditions ranging from depression to schizophrenia to personality disorders are of...

Will My Lawyer Fight My Case?

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Jul 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

As you know, I recently moved back to the Lehigh Valley to open my own law practice. When I was putting together a business plan, I looked at statistics on types of cases being handled in the area. I looked at Lehigh County's stats, since I'm practicing here and it's the third-largest county in t...

When Should I Hire an Attorney?

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Jul 09, 2014 | 0 Comments

I get this question a lot – do I really need an attorney? And if I do, how quickly do I need to hire one? The answer is fairly simple. If you're involved in the legal system, or there's even a possibility you may be, you should have an attorney. If you need one, you should hire one immediately. ...

How to Get a DUI at Home

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Jul 03, 2014 | 0 Comments

I've been talking to a lot of people recently about the DUI law in Pennsylvania, and there's one thing I've learned: it's highly misunderstood. But what could someone possibly misunderstand? It's pretty cut and dry, right? Well, the most misunderstood part of DUI that I've seen is that DUI in PA...

You Want to Search My Cell Phone? Get a Warrant!

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Jun 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Big news on the search and seizure front – the United States Supreme Court ruled today that cell phones may not be searched without a warrant. The Supreme Court held that police generally may not search digital information on a cell phone of a person being arrested, unless they first obtain a se...

More Domestic Violence Shelters Allowing Pets

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Apr 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

For years, I've been trying to educate people on the link between animal abuse and domestic violence. Not only are animal abusers much more likely to be perpetrators of domestic violence, but more and more women are reporting that their abuser has targeted their pets as a way to control and terro...

The Sad Truth About Feral Kittens

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Apr 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

I'm an animal lover and am extremely active in animal rescue efforts. My biggest passion is spreading the word about Trap-Neuter-Return programs (TNR). TNR is a program where feral cats are trapped, spayed/neutered, and returned to their home outside to live out their lives without reproducing. I...

JUSTICE

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Apr 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is the final post in a series examining DUI of lawfully prescribed medication. In Part Two, I told you about a woman who came into my office, frustrated because her attorney wanted her to enter into ARD for DUI charges despite the fact that it would ruin her career and she maintained she was...

The Innocent Defendant

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Apr 07, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is Part Two of a three-part series examining the rise in prosecutions for DUI of lawfully prescribed medication. In Part One, I explained the law and how it is that someone can take medication as prescribed and still face a possible DUI charge. Now, it's time to look at a specific case I rec...

Take Medicine, Get a DUI in Pennsylvania

Posted by Jenna M. Fliszar, Esq. | Apr 01, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is Part One in a series of blog posts dedicated to the rise in prosecution for DUI of lawfully prescribed medication. You're suffering from depression and anxiety. You go to the doctor and are prescribed medication to help treat your symptoms. You take the medication exactly as prescribed, ...

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