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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Many divorces can be resolved amicably. However, a divorce that you do yourself without an attorney can result in being much more expensive and costly to you in many ways. A quick divorce without proper advice and planning could result in a long term negative impact on your finances and your future. Using an attorney from the beginning of […]