Over the last few years, throughout the United States, it appears that philosophies on recreational drugs and drug use had been going through a bit of a shift. Although, things have not yet changed in Pennsylvania, they may eventually change and it is important to be mindful of laws regarding drugs, drug use and drug possession.
What's the difference between a police officer and a journalist? It sounds like a joke, but there is a good reason for asking the question. Police officers give mug shots and arrest details to journalists, and journalists, in general, write stories about those arrests according to their professional judgment and ethics. They keep in mind that all suspects are considered innocent until they are proven guilty in a court of law.
The end of August will be here soon enough. For teens in high school (and in college) the new school year means that new friendships will be made, new relationships may begin, and new opportunities for young people to explore their sexuality will come about.
A preliminary hearing continued today for the third day in the case of Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity and the death of a pledge in February. The fraternity itself and 18 members are facing charges, with some potentially being charged with aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter.
If you have reviewed the Criminal Defense section of our website you are familiar with the penalties associated with the conviction for certain offenses. Near the bottom of the list, the misdemeanor offense appears. The penalties and fines connected with this charge seem negligible when juxtaposed with felonies and murder.
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Pennsylvania, you are likely concerned about how the charge and subsequent conviction will affect your future. Specifically, you may be concerned about whether or not you will face jail time as a result of your conviction.