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What is the difference between battery and assault?

Posted on December 8th, 2017

What is the difference between battery and assault? A common question is, what is the difference between battery and assault? The simple answer in Pennsylvania is, there isn’t a difference. Generally speaking, in criminal law in the United States, a battery involves a touching. However, in Pennsylvania, with a simple assault or aggravated assault, the term battery is part of… READ MORE

What is the difference between burglary and robbery?

Posted on December 1st, 2017

What is the difference between burglary and robbery? So, what is the difference between burglary and robbery? A common question is, what’s burglary? What’s robbery? Are they connected? Well, they are both felony offenses, but they are different. For example, a burglary is when you break and enter into a property with the intent of causing a crime. In the… READ MORE

What is aggravated assault?

Posted on November 24th, 2017

What is aggravated assault? What is aggravated assault? Aggravated assault is the intending to cause serious bodily injury to someone or recklessly causing serious bodily injury to another person. There are many different ways that an aggravated assault can occur. For example, people get into fights and one person gets seriously injured. In that situation, that would constitute an aggravated… READ MORE

What is Simple Assault?

Posted on November 17th, 2017

What is simple assault? What is simple assault? This is a question we often get, so it’s important to start with the definition. Simple assault in Pennsylvania is when someone attempts to cause or causes bodily injury to another. Typically, we see something where an individual might be at a sporting event and things might get out of hand with… READ MORE

How do you get a misdemeanor expunged?

Posted on September 29th, 2017

How do you get a misdemeanor expunged? How do you get a misdemeanor expunged? Everybody’s record matters. Your reputation matters. And everyone realizes or should realize that a criminal record is more than just about an embarrassment. In today’s world, it’s just an internet click away from an employer or a school or a friend to look and find out… READ MORE

What is the mandatory minimum sentence for drug possession?

Posted on October 23rd, 2017

What is the mandatory minimum sentence for drug possession? What is the mandatory minimum sentence for drug possession? When in Pennsylvania there is no mandatory minimum sentence for a drug possession. Commonly a drug possession charge is actually a misdemeanor offense which can result in a probation sentence. In some ways, a DUI offense is much more serious than a… READ MORE

How to get out of a DUI?

Posted on September 1st, 2017

How to get out of a DUI? How to get out of a DUI? When a client is facing a DUI, it’s only natural for them to ask, “How can I get off?” First, you need a team of attorneys who are willing to fight every aspect of the case. At our office, when we look at these accusations, our… READ MORE

What happens when you get a DUI?

Posted on August 25th, 2017

What happens when you get a DUI? What happens when you get a DUI? After someone gets stopped for a DUI and gets processed and arrested and gets a breath or blood test and is released. They’ll commonly be surprised that they haven’t received any paperwork or citation. In fact, it may be weeks or months before they get a… READ MORE

How long will my license be suspended?

Posted on August 18th, 2017

How long will my license be suspended? How long will my license be suspended? One of the most serious ramifications of a DUI is a loss of license. In Pennsylvania, even your first offense of DUI is serious. If your blood alcohol level is point one or higher, or there are narcotics in your system, you’re facing a one-year loss… READ MORE

Can a DUI be expunged?

Posted on August 11th, 2017

Can a DUI be expunged? Can a DUI be expunged? Until recently in Pennsylvania, if you were convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, you would not be eligible for an expungement. And what is an expungement? When we talk about expungements, what we’re talking about is the public record or the public database that would show that you were charged… READ MORE