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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.

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.

Enjoy the Long Weekend Responsibly! #ColumbusDay #DUI

Enjoying a Drink on a Long Weekend? Just do so Responsibly!

 

Let’s set aside the arguments about Columbus Day…is it a Valid Holiday? Did he really Discovery America? On Purpose? Who Knows. Regardless of the answers to the foregoing questions, the essential question is this: Will you enjoy this Three Day Weekend? Absolutely! I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a long weekend?

We agree. Enjoy the long weekend, but please do so responsibly: Don’t Drink and Drive!

Cops will be out looking to keep our streets safe this long weekend. Please don’t overdue it this weekend and compound it with a stupid decision by getting behind the wheel of a car. Order an Uber, Lyft, Taxi or just stay in and enjoy your drinks at home. (If you are 21!)

You don’t want to be in our office Tuesday morning after spending the weekend in jail for DUI or Hit & Run arrest, or after receiving a Summary Citation for Underage Drinking, Public Intoxication, Fake ID, Public Urination or Disorderly Conduct.

Be Smart, Don’t Drink and Drive and Enjoy the Long Weekend Responsibly.

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.

Common College Crime Series: #PublicIntoxication

Passed Out in Public due to Public Intoxication

Anyone who has been around a college campus, college bars and houses around 2 am on a weekend can attest to the fact that its not uncommon to see college aged kids who have clearly had too much to drink.  They may be weaving down the sidewalk, throwing up, or just generally being loud and obnoxious. It is also not uncommon to see those same inebriated people get arrested for public intoxication a few moments later.

Though the severity of the offense and the penalty for a conviction of public intoxication may vary depending on the state, there are basic principles behind the offense.  Generally speaking, and this may seem obvious from the title, to convict you of public intoxication the government must prove that you were both 1. in public, and 2. clearly intoxicated.  What constitutes a public place for purpose of the statute generally depends on its openness to the public.  For example, a private club that is closed to the public, such as one that requires membership, won’t be considered a public place for purpose of the statute.  Also some states have specific requirements that the intoxicated person must be a nuisance to the public. That requires other people being around, and that the intoxicated persons behavior interfere in some way with their enjoyment of the public space.

As for intoxication, there is no specific level of intoxication such as a BAC level that determines whether someone is per se intoxicated.  These statutes are usually not limited to just alcohol, as being under the influence of drugs, with or without alcohol,  will satisfy the intoxicated prong of the statute as well.  Whether someone is intoxicated is generally a judgment of reasonableness. For the most part, you know it when you see it. And as stated above, some states public intoxication statutes require that the intoxicated person be a nuisance to others, so if the behavior is nothing that would bother the other people there, in those states a public intoxication charge would be improper.

If you or a loved one has been charged with public intoxication, consult with an attorney.  An experienced attorney can help fight the charges, get them dismissed, or pursue alternative remedies that may avoid a conviction altogether.  Attorney Frank Walker is a lawyer you can trust to fight for you. With offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, WV, Attorney Walker has years of experience providing zealous representation to college students and the general public.   Call 412-532-6805 to reach the Pittsburgh office or (304) 712-2089 for the office in Morgantown. Call today!

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 Lawyer, Best 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 412-532-6805, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.

When a Night Out on the Town Becomes a Night in Jail: Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct Charges

Pittsburgh Public Intoxication Lawyer - Frank Walker Law
Pittsburgh Public Intoxication Lawyer – Frank Walker Law

Sometimes a night of drinking can go a little too far, and get a little too loud and unruly. Once cops become involved, criminal charges can be quick to follow.  Two of the most common, and misunderstood, charges levied in these situations are charges of Public Drunkenness and Disorderly Conduct.

        Public drunkenness requires that a person be manifestly under the influence of alcohol. The public drunkenness statute also applies to intoxication caused by controlled substances.  However, this statute is not intended to outlaw having a few drinks and walking home. Just having alcohol on your breath or a slight stagger in your gait should not be enough to end with criminal charges.  On the other hand, being loud and falling down drunk on a city sidewalk is most likely going to end with a public drunkenness charge.

        Charges of public drunkenness often go hand in hand with disorderly conduct charges.  However, there are significant differences. The first and most obvious, is that a disorderly conduct charge has no requirement of intoxication.  The disorderly conduct charge requires that the offender cause or intend to cause substantial harm or serious inconvenience.  This can be accomplished by disturbing the peace through the screaming of loud obscenities or reckless conduct that causes a serious obstruction to the public.

        Just drinking or being loud aren’t in and of themselves crimes worthy of punishment.  However, under the wrong circumstances, you may find yourself facing one of these widely used, and some would say overused, charges.  The burden is on the Commonwealth to prove the elements of these charges. Merely being present on the scene, or having a few drinks, or being in a disagreement with someone, is not enough to sustain a legitimate conviction.  However, as the saying goes, you can beat the rap but you can’t beat the ride. Meaning that although you may ultimately prevail in a court of law, certain behaviors may still land you in cuffs awaiting a summary trial hearing or a preliminary hearing.

        However, just because you’ve been charged with an offense, doesn’t mean you’re guilty.  Handled the wrong way, a charge for public drunkenness or disorderly conduct may interfere with your work life and end up on background checks for years to come.  If you are facing charges of public drunkenness or disorderly conduct after a night out, don’t just plead guilty! Retain Attorney Frank Walker today! With the help of Frank Walker Law, you can potentially get the charges dismissed or reach alternative agreements in lieu of a conviction. And if you’ve been convicted of a public drunkenness or disorderly conduct charge, Attorney Walker can help get the charges expunged and your record wiped clean. 

Attorney Frank Walker of Frank Walker Law is a National Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer and Personal Injury Attorney with offices in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and Morgantown West Virginia. Attorney Walker is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Super Lawyer and qualified as a Pennsylvania Death Penalty Defense Attorney.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident in WV or PA, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-532-6805, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation following a serious accident or injury.