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PA Lawmaker Wants to Reduce Penalties for Pot Possession

As marijuana laws have been changing rapidly throughout the country, Pennsylvania has remained steadfast in its opposition to the substance. Who could have imagined that a 71-year-old Republican lawmaker and former Pennsylvania State Trooper would be the one leading the movement to reform the law by lessening penalties for possession? Early in 2017, Rep. Barry… Read More »

Is the Vena Cava Filter the Latest Faulty Medical Device?

In recent years, many medical devices patients relied on have proven to be defective: artificial hips, implantable defibrillators, catheters, and vaginal meshes, to name a few. Recently, injuries allegedly caused by the inferior vena cava (IVC) filter have given rise to numerous lawsuits throughout the country. The PennRecord recently reported on an example of this… Read More »

Free Legal is a Bad Bet

You’re sitting in the courthouse on the most stressful day of your life waiting to make your case in hopes of avoiding months or years in jail when a person in a wrinkled shirt walks up to you.  In their arms is a heaping pile of papers and folders which threaten to scatter to the floor as you are asked for your… Read More »

How Can You Restore a Suspended Driver License in Pennsylvania?

Losing your driver license can cause all sorts of problems for you personally and professionally. Fortunately, depending on the facts of your suspension, you may be able to apply for an occupational license or a probationary license that gives you limited driving privileges throughout your period of suspension. Here is a brief outline of the… Read More »

How an Innocent Mistake Can Lead to Felony Weapons Charges in Pennsylvania

Can a misplaced stroke of a pen make you an accidental felon? It can if you make it on a gun application. In Pennsylvania, intentionally making a false statement on a firearms application is a felony. But when you check the wrong box on a form, how can authorities tell if you intended to lie… Read More »