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#FrankWalkerLaw FreeRide Program Returns for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday
Enjoy your family and friends this Thanksgiving Holiday

The Thanksgiving Holiday has arrived again! More eating, drinking, sleeping, laughing, watching games and reminiscing with old friends and family. 

It is true that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving Eve) is one of the busiest evenings of the year: People are shopping, networking, travelling and yes, drinking.

Just as you and your friends are meeting up to have a drink before the big day, officers are setting up DUI checkpoints and increasing patrols for the evening to keep our streets safe.

Grab a Bottle and Kick Back this Thanksgiving Holiday, But be Smart! – Frank Walker LawAgain, we don’t to spoil the mood, but you must plan ahead before you hit the town this Thanksgiving Weekend: Please don’t drink and Drive!

Officers will be EVERYWHERE this weekend on patrol looking for impaired drivers for DUI, Underage DUI or Reckless Driving. Also, citations can be issued to people on the street who seem to have “enjoyed” themselves a little too much after a few hours with friends. These lucky contestants may receive a citation  Underage Drinking, Fake ID, Disorderly Conduct, Public Urination or Public Intoxication.

But all of this can be avoided with just a little pre-planning: Schedule an UBER, a LYFT, call a cab, designate a driver prior to going out. Hydrate, consume food and pace yourself over the weekend. Don’t feel pressured into bar hopping simply because you have the day off on Thursday and maybe Friday.

As an incentive for you to plan ahead, we once again bring out our FREE RIDE program similar to our previous events:  Labor Day weekend, St. Patrick’s Day,  Thanksgiving Holiday, and the Christmas/New Year Holiday Season. 

Simply Put: Have fun, but do so responsibly. If you’ve had too much to drink, call Cab, Uber, Lyft, send us the receipt and we’ll reimburse you for the ride!

Again, although the Free Ride program is an excellent way to avoid an accident, arrest or worse, it should not be construed as assisting, servicing or encouraging binge drinking or irresponsible behavior.

The message conveyed from the Free Ride Program is simple: Enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend, but please Don’t Drink and Drive. We don’t want you calling our office from the jail over something that could have been avoided. 

So Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family and friends. Consider all that you have to be thankful for and let’s help each other keep the roads safe!

HOW THE FREE RIDE PROGRAM WORKS

  • Good for a one way ride to your home/place of abode for the evening or principal place of residence between 8:00pm EST Wednesday, November 21 and 8:00am EST Sunday, November 25, 2018.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to participate with a valid Driver’s License
  • FREE RIDE covers the following counties: PA – Allegheny, Washington, Butler, Beaver, Westmoreland, WV – Monongalia County with a maximum value of $25.00
  • Simply call an official and licensed Taxi Cab/VETaxi/Uber/Lyft, get a ride from one location to your home/place of abode for the evening or principal place of residence, pay the driver and send a copy of the bill with a Valid Id to Frank Walker Law at freeride@frankwalkerlaw.com or mailed to

Frank Walker Law

3000 N. Lewis Run Road

Clairton, Pennsylvania 15025 

For reimbursement by Paypal.

  • Reimbursement Good for One Person per ride and One Ride for the 2018 Thanksgiving Weekend: November 21, 2018 – November 25, 2018. 

** Important ** Materials must be Received by 11:59am EST on November 25, 2018 for consideration of Reimbursement.

For more information or media inquiries on the program, call Frank Walker Law at 412-532-6805.

About Frank Walker Law

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Personal Injury Attorney who has been recognized as a Super LawyerBest Attorneys in America and a Top AVVO Rated attorney, with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-532-680524 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Attorney Frank Walker Donates to Imani Christian Academy Football Team #GivingBack

Omega Psi Phi Brothers Dr. Hart and Attorney Frank Walker II

For Immediate Release – August 7, 2018 –

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law donates to the Imani Christian Academy Football team  for purchase of new uniforms for the 2018 football season.

“Always on the watch for opportunities to serve” is how Attorney Walker describes his philanthropic drive.

Once again, Attorney Walker demonstrates his commitment to the communities he serves by donating to the local football team for uniforms to be worn during the 2018 season. The gift will not only assist with uniforms, but also much needed equipment and facility upgrades.

“Dr. Hart is a friend and Fraternity Brother, so when he approached me about possible sponsorship, the only question was ‘how do I make the check payable?’, says Attorney Walker.  “These kids work hard in the classroom and on the field to represent their school and their families. They do all the heavy lifting, getting involved from the comfort of my office is the least I can do.”

Best wishes to Imani Christian Academy on a successful 2018 Academic and Athletic Year.

 

About Imani Christian Academy

Imani’s commitment to provide an enriching and scholastically challenging education coupled with a strong spiritual foundation for all children, regardless of their social and economic status, sets it apart from other schools.  Our unique educational model unveils, develops, and nurtures each student in a safe, caring environment.  We value each child. We mentor and guide each one to achieve his or her highest potential.  In addition, Imani is dedicated to making sure our youth are college or career-ready upon graduation.

For More information about Imani Christian Academy, please visit https://www.imanichristianacademy.org/

About Frank Walker Law

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Personal Injury Attorney who has been recognized as a Super LawyerBest Attorneys in America and a Top AVVO Rated attorney, with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-532-680524 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

#Pittsburgh Attorney and #WVSU Alum Donates to the Katherine Johnson Statue and Scholarship #HiddenFigures

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Omega Psi Phi Brothers, WVSU Alum and Pittsburgh Alumni Chapter members Frank C. Walker II and Jack Taylor III display the Scholarship Gift for the Katherine Johnson Statue. 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (June 17, 2018) – For Immediate Release – Famed Criminal Defense Attorney and Philanthropist Frank C. Walker II of Frank Walker Law, again demonstrates the importance of giving back to the communities he serves. In this case, Attorney Walker is giving back to the small university in his hometown of Institute, West Virginia in support of one of the most famous Alum: retired NASA mathematician and fellow WVSU Alum Katherine Goble Johnson.

According to Attorney Walker, “The decision to support the Katherine Johnson scholarship was an easy decision . . . her amazing contributions to society all begin at my Alma Mater in my hometown of Institute, West Virginia . . . so I am just grateful for the ability to give back some of what this great Alumna and University has given to so many.”

On August 25, 2018, the day before Katherine Johnson’s 100th birthday, the NASA mathematician whose calculations helped astronauts return to Earth will be honored by her Alma Mater, West Virginia State University, when they unveil a life sized statute of Ms. Johnson on their campus of WVSU in Institute, West Virginia.

NASA mathematician and WVSU alumna Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson

In addition to the the statute, which “will serve as a source of inspiration to current and future students of all that is possible through dedication, hard work and perseverance”, the HBCU is establishing a scholarship in Mr. Johnson’s name that “will benefit students majoring in STEM fields, with emphasis on assisting talented individuals who are underrepresented in those fields.”

For more information about the statue, scholarship or to donate, please visit https://connect.wvstateu.edu/katherinejohnson

About Frank Walker Law

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Personal Injury Attorney who has been recognized as a Super LawyerBest Attorneys in Americaand a Top AVVO Rated attorney, with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-532-680524 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

 

 

#Pittsburgh Attorney and #WVU Alum Team with #Wamo for the #ATU Food Truck

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WVU Alum and Omega Psi Phi Brothers Chris Edmonds (97′) and Frank Walker II (99′)

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, (June 4, 2018) – Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law once again teams with his fellow WVU Alum and Omega Psi Phi brother Chris Edmonds to help the Pittsburgh Community with his donation to the ATU (Athletic Trauma Unit) Food Truck.

The #ATU Food truck was the brainchild of Chris Edmonds, Founder and CEO of ATU, an organization dedicated to the promotion of physical activity for people of all ages, and Jamal Woodson, General Manager of WAMO 100, the Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Radio Station for Hip Hop and R&B.

According to Attorney Walker, “the donation assisted with the startup cost for an awesome young company that delivers healthy meals in the Pittsburgh area.”

About Athletic Trauma Unit

Athletic Trauma Unit is a non-profit health and wellness company that provides free family-oriented fitness training programs in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The mission of Athletic Trauma Unit is to remove all financial barriers, such as gym memberships and personal trainer fees, and help the community become dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle through exercise and nutrition. For more information, please call (404) 293-2629.

About Frank Walker Law

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Personal Injury Attorney who has been recognized as a Super LawyerBest Attorneys in Americaand a Top AVVO Rated attorney, with offices inPittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-532-680524 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

How to Avoid a #DUI this #STPattys Day Weekend! #FreeRide #DD

St. Patty's Day with Frank Walker Law
St. Patty’s Day with Frank Walker Law

Enjoying the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations this weekend? Join the crowd! St. Patty’s Day falling on a weekend, with the opening weekend of the #NCAA Tournament, what could go wrong? EVERYTHING!

The weekend is officially here and the plans have been made . . . Watch some games, hit the St. Patty’s day parade and party till daybreak. Good Times. Hey, you’ve worked all week, why not kick back and enjoy the weekend? Right?

Listen, we are by no means attempting to stop your party train, all we ask is that you enjoy the festivities responsibly: Please don’t drink and Drive! Police Officers will be EVERYWHERE this weekend. Uniformed, undercover, off duty, doesn’t matter. Officers will be hitting the streets searching for impaired revelers in an attempt to hand out citations for Public Intoxication, Public Urination, Underage Drinking, Disorderly Conduct, Fake ID or arrest you for DUI, Underage DUI, Reckless Driving or any other alcohol related offense.

Take a Selfie at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade …CHECK! Just don’t Drink and Drive! A Tip from Frank Walker Law. 

A conviction for a summary offense hurt in the long run. Moreover, an arrest for DUI or Felony Aggravated Assault can lead to hefty fines, a criminal record and even jail time. Moreover, with the slow process of the jails during the weekend hours, you may sit in jail the entire weekend until you are able to see a judge for bail. It’s just not worth it.

Question for you: With all the planning for the weekend, did you think about how you will get home safely after all the bar hopping and green beer chugging? No? Well, we can help.

Pick your Ride Home BEFORE you pick your Bar this Weekend! A Message from Frank Walker Law
Pick your Ride Home BEFORE you pick your Bar this Weekend! A Message from Frank Walker Law

At the outset, our motto is simple:  Don’t Drink and Drive! Don’t over indulge! Before you put on your ‘Kiss me I’m Irish’ shirt, Leprechaun beard and stuff your purse with Guinness Beer (Yeah, we know)  make sure you designate a driver, schedule an Uber or a safe ride home.

To encourage responsibility this St. Patty’s Day Weekend, we will once again re-institute the FREE RIDE program previously established during Labor Day weekend,  Thanksgiving Holiday and the Christmas/New Year Holiday Season. 

In a nutshell: If you are unable to Drive due to your “enjoyment”, call a ride home, send us the receipt and we’ll reimburse you! (Check out the Rules and Conditions Below)

Toast with Friends AFTER you schedule the UBER! A Tip from Frank Walker Law.
Toast with Friends AFTER you schedule the UBER! A Tip from Frank Walker Law.

Although the Free Ride program is very popular with party goers, club hoppers, promoters and the like, the program should not be construed as assisting, servicing or encouraging binge drinking or irresponsible behavior. Rather, the message conveyed from the Free Ride Program is simple: Enjoy the St. Patty’s Day weekend, but please Don’t Drink and Drive.

Again, enjoy St. Patty’s Day  with your family and friends. Hit the parade, watch the games and check out the parties around the city, but please Don’t Drink and Drive! A DUI arrest is a terrible way to spend the weekend.

HOW THE FREE RIDE PROGRAM WORKS

  • Good for a one way ride to your home/place of abode for the evening or principal place of residence between 8:00pm EST Friday, March 16, 2018 and 8:00am EST Sunday, March 18, 2018.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to participate with a valid Driver’s License
  • FREE RIDE covers the following counties: PA – Allegheny, Washington, Butler, Beaver, Westmoreland, WV – Monongalia County with a maximum value of $25.00
  • Simply call an official and licensed Taxi Cab/VETaxi/Uber/Lyft, get a ride from one location to your home/place of abode for the evening or principal place of residence, pay the driver and send a copy of the bill with a Valid Id to Frank Walker Law at freeride@frankwalkerlaw.com or mailed to

Frank Walker Law

3000 Lewis Run Road

Clairton, Pennsylvania 15025 

For reimbursement by Paypal.

  • Reimbursement Good for One Person per ride and One Ride for the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend: March 16 – March 17, 2018. 

** Important ** Materials must be Received by 11:59am EST on March 18, 2018 for consideration of Reimbursement.

For more information on the program, call Frank Walker Law at 412-532-6805.

About Frank Walker Law

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Personal Injury Attorney who has been recognized as a Super LawyerBest Attorneys in America and a Top AVVO Rated attorney, with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-532-680524 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

Let us Help you Avoid a #DUI this Holiday Season! #MerryChristmas #HappyNewYear #HappyKwanzaa

 

Merry Christmas from Frank Walker Law! Let us pay for your Safe Ride Home!

Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year from all of us at Frank Walker Law!

As we pause to enjoy our families and friends this Holiday Season, we want to remind you to celebrate responsibly: Please don’t drink and drive! Officers are roaming the roadways looking for impaired drivers on the road.  Additionally, officers are setting up DUI checkpoints where they also make arrests for Underage DUI’s, and hand out citations for Underage Drinking, Speeding, Disorderly Conduct, Simple Possession and Fake ID.

 

Also, undercover officers will frequent the outside of bars and restaurants issuing citations for public intoxication, public urination and many other infractions.

With most Courts closed for the holidays, if arrested for a criminal offense, you could a little longer in jail waiting for your arraignment and the ability to post bail The last thing you need to close out 2017 is a story about how you spent the weekend in jail because you had a little too much to drink. That’s where we step in with a Free Holiday Gift!

Don’t Forget to open your Free gift from Frank Walker Law

 

Our motto is simple:  Don’t Drink and Drive! Don’t over indulge! Before you hit the dinner parties, gift exchange, or holiday parties make sure you designate a driver, schedule an Uber or a safe ride home.

Don’t Ring in the New Year with a DUI!

To encourage responsibility this Holiday Season, we will once again re-institute the FREE RIDE program previously established during Labor Day weekend and Thanksgiving Holiday.

In a nutshell: If you are unable to Drive due to your “enjoyment”, call a ride home, send us the receipt and we’ll reimburse you! (Check out the Rules and Conditions Below)

Enjoy the Holiday Season Responsibly: Don’t Drink and Drive!

Although the Free Ride program is very popular with party goers, club hoppers, promoters and the like, the program should not be construed as assisting, servicing or encouraging binge drinking or irresponsible behavior. Rather, the message conveyed from the Free Ride Program is simple: Enjoy the Holiday weekend, but please Don’t Drink and Drive.

Again, Happy Holidays from all of us at Frank Walker Law. Enjoy the Holiday Season with your family and friends. Visit loved ones, watch Bowl Games and brave Last Minute Shopers if you Dare, but please Don’t Drink and Drive! A DUI arrest is not a good way to spend the weekend.

No DUI Arrests This Holiday Season!

 

HOW THE FREE RIDE PROGRAM WORKS

  • Good for a one way ride to your home/place of abode for the evening or principal place of residence between 8:00pm EST Saturday December 23, 2017 and 8:00am EST Monday January 1, 2018.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to participate with a valid Driver’s License
  • FREE RIDE covers the following counties: PA – Allegheny, Washington, Butler, Beaver, Westmoreland, WV – Monongalia County with a maximum value of $30.00
  • Simply call an official and licensed Taxi Cab/VETaxi/Uber/Lyft, get a ride from one location to your home/place of abode for the evening or principal place of residence, pay the driver and send a copy of the bill with a Valid Id to Frank Walker Law at FreeRide@frankwalkerlaw.com or mailed to

Frank Walker Law

428 Forbes Avenue, Ste. 1800

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

For reimbursement by Paypal.

  • Reimbursement Good for One Person per ride and One Ride for the 2017 Holiday Season December 24 – January 1, 2018.

** Important ** Materials must be Received by 11:59pm EST on January 2, 2018 for consideration of Reimbursement.

For more information on the program, call Frank Walker Law at 412-532-6805.

About Frank Walker Law

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Personal Injury Attorney who has been recognized as a Super LawyerBest Attorneys in America and a Top AVVO Rated attorney, with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-532-680524 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

#HappyThanksGiving – Free Ride Program from Frank Walker Law for Thanksgiving Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Frank Walker Law

The time has arrived: The Short work week, the family plans, and most of all…THE FOOD!

Thanksgiving is a time to relax, indulge and enjoy the time with your loved ones. Although Thanksgiving dinner is typically on the Thursday, the “festivities” begin earlier in the week, and the police know it all too well.

Don’t Risk a DUI this Thanksgiving Weekend. Tips from a Criminal Defense Attorney – Frank Walker Law

Expect officers to be on the prowl looking for drunk drivers and responding to calls for issues with people under the influence. Our office will be flooded with calls the following Monday looking for representation due to arrests for DUI, resisting arrest, public intoxication, underage drinking, underage DUI, simple assault, traffic offenses, Public Urination, disorderly conduct and a host of other offenses.

This is why we always recommend that you enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday responsibly: Don’t Drink and Drive! Don’t over indulge! Before you hit the dinner parties, make sure you designate a driver, schedule an Uber or a safe ride home.

To encourage responsibility this Thanksgiving Weekend, we will once again re-institute the FREE RIDE program previously established during Labor Day weekend.

In a nutshell: If you are unable to Drive due to your “enjoyment”, call a ride home, send us the receipt and we’ll reimburse you! (Check out the Rules and Conditions Below)

Frank Walker Law -Don’t be Stupid – Please Don’t Drink and Drive

Although the Free Ride program is very popular with party goers, club hoppers, promoters and the like, the program should not be construed as assisting, servicing or encouraging binge drinking or irresponsible behavior. Rather, the message conveyed from the Free Ride Program is simple: Enjoy the Holiday weekend, but please Don’t Drink and Drive.

Again, Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Frank Walker Law. Enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday with your family and friends. Visit loved ones, watch Football and brave the Black Friday Sales if you Dare, but please Don’t Drink and Drive! A DUI arrest is not a good way to spend the weekend.

I don’t want you to need me: Please Don’t Drink and Drive. Frank Walker Law

HOW THE FREE RIDE PROGRAM WORKS

  • Good for a one way ride to your home/place of abode for the evening or principal place of residence between 8:00pm EST Wednesday November 22, 2017 and 8:00am EST Sunday November 26, 2017.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older to participate with a valid Driver’s License
  • FREE RIDE covers the following counties: PA – Allegheny, Washington, Butler, Beaver, Westmoreland, WV – Monongalia County with a maximum value of $30.00
  • Simply call an official and licensed Taxi Cab/VETaxi/Uber/Lyft, get a ride from one location to your home/place of abode for the evening or principal place of residence, pay the driver and send a copy of the bill with a Valid Id to Frank Walker Law at FreeRide@frankwalkerlaw.com or mailed to

Frank Walker Law

428 Forbes Avenue, Ste. 1800

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

For reimbursement by Paypal.

  • Reimbursement Good for One Person per ride and One Ride for the Thanksgiving Weekend.

** Important ** Materials must be Received by 11:59pm EST on November 27, 2017 for consideration of Reimbursement.

For more information on the program, call Frank Walker Law at 412-532-6805.

About Frank Walker Law

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer, and Personal Injury Attorney who has been recognized as a Super LawyerBest Attorneys in Americaand a Top AVVO Rated attorney, with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-532-680524 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.