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What Happens When Cops Search Your Vehicle?

If you’re pulled over by police during a traffic stop, you’re likely to feel fear and anxiety, even if you believe you’ve done nothing wrong. You may wonder why you Read More

Understanding Adoption and Guardianship: Who Steps In When Birth Parents Cannot Care for Children?

When birth parents are unable to take care of their children, a qualified individual can be appointed as legal guardian or adoptive parent. Under Pennsylvania law, there are major differences Read More

How Does a Criminal Record Affect Your Future?

Arrests and criminal charges, even if they did not result in a sentencing or jail time, can lead to unpleasant repercussions. Your job prospects, housing and even child custody can Read More

The Importance of Wills and Advance Directives

Your will gives you the chance to specify how your assets will be distributed, and to whom, following your death. But wills aren’t the only important element in a comprehensive Read More

What Infractions Can Lead to Commercial Driver’s License Suspension?

If your job requires you to drive a school bus, an eighteen-wheeler, hazardous material transport, or any vehicle or combination of vehicles that total 26,001 pounds or more, you are Read More

Understanding Pennsylvania’s Marijuana Laws

Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law in 2016. That means certain people can legally purchase and consume marijuana for medicinal use, but it is still illegal for recreational Read More

What Happens If You Violate Your Probation?

In Pennsylvania, judges have wide latitude in setting the terms of probation, a period of correctional supervision that serves as an alternative to incarceration. It is similar to parole, which Read More

Why Hire a Local Criminal Defense Attorney?

When you are facing criminal charges, you are best served by a criminal defense attorney familiar with the local court system and its judges and procedures. Local attorneys not only Read More

What Happens if You Refuse a Breath or Blood Test at a DUI Stop?

In Pennsylvania, drivers are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or above. The legal limits are even lower for commercial drivers Read More

If You Provide Drugs to a Person Who Dies, You Face Homicide Charges

Under Pennsylvania law, “Drug Delivery Resulting in Death” (DDRD) is considered a homicide, carrying a potential prison sentence of 40 years — and higher if the victim is under 13. Read More

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