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Recent PA law change expands ability to clear criminal record

A recent change to Pennsylvania state law increases the eligibility of Pennsylvanians with certain criminal convictions to seal their criminal record. Governor Tom Wolf stated that the change was made to help give "Pennsylvanians with minor or dated criminal records a fighting chance at gainful employment."

Statistics about domestic violence are alarming


Throughout Pennsylvania, there are thousands of cases of domestic violence. The statistics can be staggering. Every nine seconds, a woman is beaten or assaulted in America. Each day, three women are killed by their boyfriends or husbands. Each year, it is believed that as many as 10 million children witness domestic violence in their homes. And, men of a domestic abusive household during their youth are two times as likely to become abusers as well.

How is drug possession determined?


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.

Local police departments have been publicly shaming arrestees

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.

Defendants challenge evidence in fraternity hazing death case

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.

Accept the fine and move on? Sometimes it's not that simple.

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.

Will I go to jail after my first DUI offense in Pennsylvania?

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.

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