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Johnny Depp Case Illustrates Unsettled Law on Recording Phone Calls

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial, which occupied public attention for weeks, finally came to an end on June 1. While the public focused on the salacious details of the Read More

Perils Faced by Juveniles Charged with Sex Crimes

In Pennsylvania, the juvenile courts have jurisdiction over people under 18 years old who are suspected of criminal conduct. A minor who is determined to be a juvenile delinquent faces Read More

Do’s and Don’ts When Pulled Over for Suspected DUI

If police pull you over on the suspicion that you are intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, they have the right to take certain actions as part of their Read More

Pot Smell Alone Doesn’t Give Police Probable Cause to Search for Marijuana

The distinctive odor of marijuana smoke or residue is a strong indicator of possession of the drug, whether on a person, in a vehicle or on physical premises. That odor Read More

Governor Vetoes Legalization of Concealed Carry Without a Permit

On December 2, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf vetoed a bill that would have allowed any resident of Pennsylvania to carry a concealed firearm without undergoing a background check or obtaining Read More

What You Need to Know About Pennsylvania Theft Crimes

Theft is generally defined as taking someone else’s property without their permission and with the intent to permanently deprive them of that property. In Pennsylvania, common forms of theft include Read More

Students Face Criminal Charges for Vandalizing School Property in TikTok Challenge

The emergence of TikTok as a popular social media hangout for adolescents has led to unlawful behavior in response to “challenges” posted by other users. School-aged individuals have been recording Read More

What To Do if There’s a Warrant Out for Your Arrest

Learning you are wanted by law enforcement is an unwelcome discovery, but ignoring the warrant and hoping it just goes away is not a wise choice. Warrants never expire and Read More

Pennsylvania Considers Allowing Concealed Carry of Firearms Without Licenses

Legislation now moving through the state House of Representatives and Senate would make it easier for qualified Pennsylvanians to carry concealed firearms. Under current law, individuals must go through a background Read More

Bill Would Restore Mandatory Minimum Gun Sentences in Pennsylvania

In 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that mandatory minimum sentences for most offenses, including those relating to firearms possession, are unconstitutional. However, a proposal by a freshman representative from Read More

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