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What Happens at a DUI Checkpoint?

Posted on January 25th, 2018

In Pennsylvania, the law permits police officers and authorities to set up driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints to stop drivers and check for intoxication. DUI checkpoints, also called sobriety checkpoints, mobile checkpoints, or roadblocks, are temporary and appear at locations at random. Knowing what to expect should you encounter a DUI checkpoint in Pennsylvania can help you remain calm… READ MORE

What Are the Details of Pennsylvania’s Protection from Abuse Act?

Posted on January 18th, 2018

The Pennsylvania’s Protection from Abuse Act (PFA) is a statewide law that protects people from domestic violence and abuse. The PFA pertains specifically to family members and people within the household. Under the PFA, victims can file a legal Request for Protection from Abuse, which will protect the victim and his/her relatives from the perpetrator. The law prevents the abuser… READ MORE

What Are The Computer Crimes Statues in Pennsylvania?          

Posted on January 9th, 2018

Cybersecurity and digital crime have been hot-button topics in recent years. Large-scale attacks on personal information are becoming more commonplace, which has created the need for states to develop legislation regarding computer crime. Pennsylvania’s computer crimes statutes make many unauthorized activities involving computers illegal. Since technology evolves quickly, these laws adapt to reflect the latest changes in the digital world.… READ MORE

What Happens When You Call the Police for a Domestic Dispute? 

Posted on December 30th, 2017

A domestic dispute can be scary. If you’re in an abusive relationship, you may have considered calling the police several times. There might be several things stopping you. Some of the most common reasons people don’t reach out to the police for help include: Fear of reprisal. Abusers will use many tactics to keep their victims in a relationship and… READ MORE

Defending False Allegations of Domestic Abuse

Posted on December 19th, 2017

Domestic abuse is a serious charge that can affect your relationship with your children and your standing in the community. Unfortunately, false allegations of domestic abuse can and do happen. It may occur because a partner wants sole custody of the children or wants to prevent you from seeing them on a regular basis. Such an allegation can turn your… READ MORE

What Are the Penalties for Credit Card Theft

Posted on November 21st, 2017

Everyone who owns a credit card should worry about the risk of fraudulent use – even if they’ve taken steps to prevent it. The theft and use of someone else’s credit card falls into the category of “identity theft” and includes serious punishment for committing this crime. Understand what credit card fraud is, how it happens, and what penalties a… READ MORE

What Can I Do to Protect Myself From Identity Theft?

Posted on November 20th, 2017

In the wake of the Equifax data breach, many people became acutely aware of the need to protect their identity from potential theft. Identify theft can ruin victims’ lives, destroying their credit score while costing them thousands of dollars and a lot of time to repair. However, you can take steps to prevent this from happening by following these steps.… READ MORE

What Does a Police Officer Need to Pull You Over for DUI?

Posted on November 17th, 2017

Police officers cannot pull vehicles over on a whim. The officer must have “probable cause” in order to justify the stop – such as swerving, driving with headlights off, or driving too slow indicating that an intoxicated driver and might be behind the wheel – thus probably cause. Failing to have justifiable probable cause for a stop can lead to… READ MORE

How Does Child Support Work With Joint Custody?

Posted on October 23rd, 2017

Every state has unique laws concerning child support, and one of the main factors in any child support case is how much time the children spend with each parent. The court recognizes how expensive it is to raise children and therefore rules in favor of the children’s best interests. This applies to joint child custody agreements in which the children… READ MORE

What Is Child Support in Pennsylvania and How Is It Calculated?

Posted on October 18th, 2017

Child custody is usually the main area of discussion in divorce negotiations between parents. Depending on how contentious the divorce is, the reasoning behind the divorce, and the age of the couple’s children, child support determinations can become complex. In Pennsylvania, family laws aim to work in favor of the best interests of the children of divorcing parents. The court… READ MORE