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Sex Crime Charges

November 20th, 2017|

Sex Crime Offenses are some of the most reprehensible and violent types of criminal behavior in our culture. Due to the severity and emotion of sex crimes, people are often quick to judge and prosecute individuals who are accused of these type of offenses.

If someone makes a wild accusation of sexual wrongdoing and you are summoned by police for […]

Drug Charges

November 8th, 2017|

Drug crimes such as drug possession, controlled substances, drug delivery or trafficking make up a large majority of arrests in and around central Pennsylvania. You need a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to help defend you effectively and to make sure you are protected to the full extent of the law.

There is no such thing as a “minor” drug offense. […]

Child Custody in a Divorce

October 26th, 2017|

One of the greatest or most important issue in any divorce case is child custody. Custody, parental rights and visitation with your children are serious questions parents must answer during the dissolution of marriage or a divorce.

You need a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to fight for you and to improve your odds of sole or joint custody with your […]

CAN I GET CHARGED FOR DUI WITH MARIJUANA

January 12th, 2017|

A person can be charged with DUI for many reasons. Although the state of Pennsylvania is considering legalizing recreational marijuana use, using or possessing marijuana is still a crime punishable by fines and jail time. In Pennsylvania, driving with any of the following in your system can lead to an arrest for DUI including: a controlled substance, an illegal substance, […]

YOUR RIGHTS AT A DUI CHECKPOINT

January 10th, 2017|

The police have the right to set up checkpoints and stop you but you also have rights in this situation. The law requires police to substantially comply with the legal guidelines of a checkpoint in accordance with Pennsylvania law.

You should be aware of your constitutional rights at a DUI checkpoint. First, police must visibly warn drivers in advance that they […]

NO CONSENT DIVORCE AND MUTUAL CONSENT DIVORCE

January 7th, 2017|

If you file for a Mutual Consent Divorce in Pennsylvania then the Court may grant the Divorce ninety (90) days after service of the complaint on the other spouse, and after you both sign and file the Affidavits of Consent. Once your spouse has signed the Acceptance of Service and ninety (90) days have passed then you and your spouse […]

DIVORCE AND THE NEW ONE-YEAR SEPARATION RULE

January 2nd, 2017|

There has been a recent change to the legal separation rule resulting in you and your spouse being able to get divorced more quickly. If only one spouse wants the divorce, then the couple now only needs to be separated for at least one year before a Divorce can be granted.

For purposes of Divorce in Pennsylvania, legal separation means you […]

What is the difference between Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault in Pennsylvania?

December 19th, 2016|

According to the laws of Pennsylvania, all that is necessary in a Simple Assault case is a reasonable belief that another person’s safety might be in jeopardy due to your actions and behavior. Reliable witness statements and testimony are important in filing of assault charges to obtain a conviction. Simple Assaults are classified by Statute as a […]

What are the different levels and severities for DUI I can be charged with?

November 23rd, 2016|

DUI charges can be very serious and costly to you and have a significant impact on your job, your family, and your future. You could be facing significant fines and costs and/or jail time.

The three levels of DUI are general impairment from .08 to .099 percent Blood Alcohol Content (BAC); high impairment from .10 to .159 percent BAC and highest […]

Do I need an attorney to help me if I get a Traffic Ticket or Motor Vehicle Violation?

October 11th, 2016|

Nearly all traffic tickets result in points or a possible suspension being placed on your Driver’s License. At the very least, points added to your license usually increase the cost of your insurance rates. Additionally, too many points on your license will result in suspension of your operating privileges. Some tickets you get will result in automatic […]