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Frank Walker Law #FreeRide Program for 2018 Holiday Season

Enjoy the 2018 Holiday Season by taking advantage of the Frank Walker Law #FreeRide Program.

Back by popular demand is the Frank Walker Law Free Ride program for the 2018 Holiday Season!

The Holiday season is about family, friends and fun. Kids are visiting home from college, families are travelling to visit friends and loved ones. Don’t let a DUI arrest ruin your 2018 Holiday Plans.

Whether you are hitting the bar to celebrate the completion of finals, Christmas shopping or a glass of champagne to bring in the New Year, you enjoy to have a little break. Just don’t overdue it and make sure you are of age.

Officers will be out and about this holiday season looking to keep our streets safe. Officers will be in uniform and undercover making arrests and handing out citations for DUI, Underage Drinking, Underage DUI, Public Intoxication, Reckless Driving, Fake ID, Public Urination or Disorderly Conduct.

Also, in lieu of the new changes in the Pa DUI Laws, you don’t want to get arrested for a repeat DUI and end up facing a felony. Please don’t drink and drive. A DUI can cost you time, money, freedom and possibly your life. No matter how you cut it, a DUI is not worth it and is totally avoidable with today’s technology: Uber, Lyft, Ride Share, Taxi, etc. 

Drinking this Holiday Season? Plan ahead and make Frank Walker Law pick up the tab with the Free Ride program. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 previous 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 Holiday weekend, but please Don’t Drink and DriveWe don’t want you calling our office from the jail during the new year over something that could have been avoided.

Frank Walker Law – I don’t want you to need me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Happy Holidays! 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 8:00am EST Tuesday, December 25 and 8:00am EST Tuesday, January 1, 2019
  • 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

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 Holiday Season: December 25, 2018 – January 1, 2019. 

** Important ** Materials must be Received by 11:59am EST on January 2, 2019 for consideration of Reimbursement.

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

 

#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.

Common College Crime Series: Underage and Under Arrest; Charges for #UnderageDrinking

Group Of Teenage Friends Dancing And Drinking Alcohol. Frank Walker Law – Underage Drinking Lawyer

Its no secret that underage drinking is a common occurrence on college campuses.  Despite most college students not reaching the age of 21 until their junior or senior years of college, college students of all ages can be seen attending parties and drinking alcohol.  The vast majority of these 18, 19, and 20 year old students will not end up facing legal consequences for underage drinking. However, being caught in the possession of alcohol or attempting to purchase it underage is illegal, and every year underage students are caught, charged, and end up with a conviction for underage drinking on their record.

At first glance, charges for underage drinking may seem like nothing but a slap on the wrist.  For many its just a small fine, or a little bit of community service.  However, the consequences can go beyond that. Depending on the circumstances, students can find themselves facing suspension or expulsion from school, significant community service time, suspension of their driver’s privileges, and a conviction that will show up on their records and affect their career when applying for jobs.

While many people just plead guilty to underage drinking charges, there are significant advantages to retaining an attorney to represent you.  A qualified criminal defense attorney can help you come up with a strategy for dealing with your school and help you avoid any potential suspensions or expulsions from school.  The suspension of your driver’s privileges is a civil action brought by the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, and an attorney can help minimize the time you go without a driver’s license or avoid a suspension if possible.  Depending on the nature of your exact case,  your attorney can help you avoid a conviction altogether, or, if you are convicted, get the offense expunged from your record.

College is supposed to be the beginning of a bright future for our bright and eager youth population.  Don’t let an underage drinking offense derail a promising future. If you or someone you know has been caught with alcohol underage, you can afford an attorney. Frank Walker is an experienced attorney with rates so reasonable even a broke college student can afford them.  And with potential consequences to your future, you can not afford not to consult with an attorney. With offices in Pittsburgh, PA and Morgantown, WV  Attorney Walker has years of experience fighting for the rights and interests of college students on several campuses.  Visit frankwalker.com to learn more 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.

55th Annual #Pittsburgh #ArtsFestival Opens Tomorrow. View and Download Event Schedule

A sure sign that Summer is on its way to Pittsburgh is the opening day of the Three Rivers Arts Festival at Point State Park and throughout downtown Pittsburgh.

Artists from around the world will flock to Pittsburgh to show their masterpiece work or sell a few items to the Festival Faithful.  The Festival will also include many food vendors, music, theater, poetry and much more.

The festival is said to draw more than 400,000 visitors to the Pittsburgh area to view the sites, purchase artwork or just to enjoy the scenery of beautiful downtown Pittsburgh from the vantage point of the Point.

Here are some helpful links to help you navigate the 55th Annual Three Rivers Pittsburgh Arts Festival:

About the Arts Festival

Artist List

Event List

Event Schedule 

Environmental Responsibility 

Festival Map

Vendors (Food & More)

Whether you are visiting the Arts Festival after work or making the Festival a family weekend outing, please have fun and enjoy yourself throughout the event.

Security and Police Officers will have an increased presence at the festival and all around downtown to assist with crowd control, traffic and to ensure a stress free and safe festival. Officers will also be on the lookout for minors using fake ids, underage drinking and DUI offenders.

Additionally, officers will immediately identify offenders with open containers or those whom are visibly intoxicated in public.

Let’s help make the Festival a safe and family friendly event by enjoying ourselves responsibly.

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.

Underage Drinking an Epidemic in College Towns

Many Pittsburgh Colleges are now recognizing the rampant underage drinking epidemic spreading amongst their student body.  Some campus administrators are taking a proactive approach by educating students on the dangers of underage drinking during initial new student orientation and continue with follow up seminars and speaking engagements from criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors to reinforce the message of how damaging an underage drinking conviction can be to the career of a new college graduate.

What to do when you receive a Citation for Underage Drinking

First things first: do not plead guilty. Contact a Criminal Defense attorney at once. The longer you wait to talk with an attorney, the more witnesses disappear and the less time you and your attorney have to formulate a defense and a strategy to work for a dismissal of the citation.

Yes, a citation for underage drinking is graded as a summary offense and can eventually be expunged from your record if you are found guilty. However, do you really want to explain to future employers and loan officers the circumstances surrounding why you received the citation? Probably not. That is why it is never advisable to plead guilty to the citation without speaking with legal counsel.

Contact our Lawfirm

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.

If you or someone you love are facing criminal charges or seriously injured in an accident, contact Attorney Frank Walker immediately at 412-315-7441,   24 hours a day, 7 days a week for aggressive and experienced Criminal Defense or Representation in a Civil Case.