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November 2013 Archives

Mom Charged with Child Endangerment After Hiring Strippers for 16-Year-Old Son

I am not sure what made a New York mom think that hiring two strippers for her 16-year-old son's birthday party was a good idea. I think that most people would agree that her plan was not a good idea, but I am sure that most people would not expect that her bad decision would result in the filing of Child Endangerment  charges.

HGN Eye Field Sobriety Test Now Admissible in Pennsylvania DUI Probable Cause Hearings

Many people are familiar with the term sobriety tests in driving under the influence investigations. The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) are the walk-and-turn, one-legged stand, and horizontal gaze nystagamus (HGN), and these tests have been used by the police in Pennsylvania DUI cases for years. What many non-DUI defense attorneys did not know is that the results of the  HGN, commonly called the eye test, were not admissible in Pennsylvania courts.