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Public Intoxication Charges Can Damage Your College Prospects

College is a time for studying, self-discovery and, for many, parties. There’s no denying that alcohol consumption is a big part of the college experience for many young people. However, failure to safely or responsibly consume alcohol could damage your college prospects — and even your future career potential. Public intoxication is one of the… Read More »

An Overview of DUI Laws in Pennsylvania

Are you wondering what the consequences of a DUI look like in the state of Pennsylvania? Below is a quick overview of the penalties you’ll likely face if convicted of driving under the influence: First offense: No minimum jail requirement, a $300 fine and a required ignition interlock device (IID) if the offender refuses to… Read More »

A Look at Pennsylvania Drug Crimes, Failures of the War on Drugs

Pennsylvania, like many states across the country, has been dealing with rapidly rising rates of opioid abuse. This problem doesn’t just manifest itself in rising drug-related crime. It’s also apparent when looking at overdose rates. According to a study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose deaths in the country as a… Read More »

Strategies for Dealing with Insurance Companies in a Car Accident Lawsuit

If you have been seriously injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence, you should have no qualms about seeking the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Some injury victims feel guilty about taking legal action in these situations, especially if the at-fault party was elderly… Read More »

Steps to Take If Accused of a Sex Crime

In the second half of 2017, we saw the rise of the #MeToo movement, with countless women (and some men) having the courage to come forward and share stories of their experiences with sexual assault and harassment. The firestorm began nationally with the accusations against powerful movie producer Harvey Weinstein, but we have seen the… Read More »

How an Attorney Can Help Defend You Against Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence is a very serious criminal charge. In Pennsylvania, it can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the conduct of the alleged abuser and other factors, such as a person’s criminal record or history of domestic violence. In cases in Pennsylvania, courts will often issue protection when a family member or… Read More »

Be Wary of Attorneys Who Promise the Moon in Personal Injury Cases

If you’ve just been injured in an accident, you may be feeling eager to find an attorney who can help you maximize the compensation you can receive in an injury claim. While it’s good to be on the lookout for aggressive attorneys, particularly in the field of personal injury, you should be suspicious of any… Read More »

Get Assistance with a Gun Application to Avoid Accidentally Committing a Felony

According to Pennsylvania state gun law, the falsification of information on applications for gun permits is a third-degree crime that could result in criminal charges — including felony charges. In theory, this sounds like an easy issue to avoid: all you must do is fill out the information on the application clearly and accurately to… Read More »

How Pennsylvania Courts Handle Child Custody Arrangements

Generally, family courts across the nation focus on what’s best for the children — not the parents — when it comes to determining child custody and visitation arrangements. Pennsylvania state law does provide family courts in the state with some guidance regarding which decisions are in the child’s best interest. These guidelines fall under several… Read More »

The Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Attorney

If you’ve been accused of a crime and are searching for the right attorney to represent you, it’s important to prioritize experience. Having a reliable, practiced attorney throughout the entire criminal defense process can help keep you calm and collected, even during what is certain to be a stress-inducing experience. Too many times, we’ve seen… Read More »