Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Pennsylvania

Driving While Drugged Driving while under the influence of a drug or combination of drugs is illegal in the state of Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania is known for their zero tolerance against drugged driving.  Any person who is suspected of driving under the influence of a Schedule I, Schedule II, or Schedule III substance may be arrested.  […]

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Voluntary vs. Involuntary Manslaughter in Pennsylvania

Two types of criminal homicide, voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, involve the unlawful death of an individual.  Generally speaking, both voluntary and involuntary manslaughter are the lesser of murder charges in Pennsylvania. Many instances of voluntary manslaughter are crimes of passion.  This means that the murder occurred as a result of something that affected the suspect’s […]

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Robbery Crimes in Pennsylvania

One of the most serious crimes a person can commit is robbery. Many people get it confused with theft but it is a much more serious crime. In a robbery, not only do you unlawfully take property that you do not own, you also must meet the following criteria of violence or threat of violence […]

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Impact of social media as evidence

There are so many different factors that have to be considered when solving a crime. One of those factors that have emerged more in recent years than ever before is social media. It seems as though everyone posts everything on their social media profiles and this has come in handy for both law enforcement and attorneys […]

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Pennsylvania Expungement Eligibility

Having a criminal record can prevent you from getting the jobs you want, the housing you want, and will come up many other times throughout the rest of your life. Depending on the situation, you may be able to actually have a crime removed from your criminal record through the expungement process. This can allow […]

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What happens if I have multiple DUI offenses?

Driving under the influence is a serious crime that should not be taken lightly. When you have multiple convictions of driving while intoxicated, you can expect to face an escalated level of penalties. The consequences of a second or subsequent DUI conviction in Pennsylvania are serious. The penalties are based on an escalating scale that, […]

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Call Before You Confess

The 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution protects us from “self incrimination”. Despite this protection, statements made to police by defendants are often the most powerful evidence presented against them at trial. It is in the early stages of a criminal investigation (before a suspect is formally charged) when police officers attempt to get […]

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