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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 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 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

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 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

What Can and Cannot be Included in a Prenuptial Agreement?

Posted on October 16th, 2017

Although prenuptial agreements have a somewhat negative reputation, these agreements serve many important purposes and can provide a marrying couple with peace of mind. Generally, prenuptial agreements are crucial for wealthy individuals or people who own many assets or businesses, but you don’t have to be rich to need a prenup. Prenuptial agreements protect spouses and their children in the… READ MORE