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What You Need to Know About Pennsylvania’s New Gaming Expansion Law

Posted on May 22nd, 2018

Fantasy sports have grown increasingly popular in recent years, and several states allow betting for adults of legal age. Pennsylvania is now one of several states to have legalized and regulated fantasy sports betting for adults. On May 1 of 2018, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved Fantasy Sports Contests for Pennsylvania residents over the age of 18. Pennsylvanians may… READ MORE

Can I Still Fight for Child Custody with a Criminal Record?

Posted on May 22nd, 2018

A criminal record can significantly impact your life. After completing your sentence, it might be hard to find a job, manage finances, and otherwise resume your life. When people lose custody of their children due to criminal activities, fighting for child custody can be incredibly difficult. It takes stellar legal counsel, compelling evidence, and a strong record to indicate your… READ MORE

How Does My Criminal Record Affect Me?

Posted on May 22nd, 2018

If you have committed criminal offenses in the past, the consequences can continue in various ways even after completing your sentence. A criminal record can disqualify you from certain types of employment and may even restrict your options for housing. You could lose custody of your children, lose your right to own firearms, face a permanent driver’s license revocation, and… READ MORE

West Chester Criminal Defense Attorneys Discuss US Supreme Court rulings limiting Miranda Rights

Posted on December 4th, 2013

In the ongoing fight to protect individual rights against government intrusion the pro government, pro-corporation controlled U.S Supreme Court continues to undermine the protection of Miranda rights. Even school children are familiar with the expansion of civil rights back in 1966 with the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda vs. Arizona.  It was in that ruling that redirected police… READ MORE

West Chester PA Criminal Lawyer Discusses Updates in Pennsylvania Law on Medical Marijuana

Posted on December 4th, 2013

The debate on the legality of marijuana in Pennsylvania rages on.  As local prosecutors such as the Chester County District Attorney’s office keep the pressure on individuals who use illegal controlled substances such as marijuana in our local communities, bipartisan support is growing in the Pennsylvania state capital for legalizing a form of medical marijuana. In the past month, two… READ MORE

Chester County Criminal Lawyer Discuss Developments in Underage Drinking in Pennsylvania

Posted on December 12th, 2013

The beginning of fall and the start of college lends itself to a spike in the filing of citations for possession, purchase, transportation or consumption of alcohol by a minor. In Pennsylvania, this summary level offense of underage drinking places a prohibition upon minors and adults under the age of twenty-one (21). Though it is not a criminal misdemeanor or felony, a… READ MORE

Preliminary Hearing Attorney Discusses Importance of Legal Representation

Posted on December 20th, 2013

Do I really need an attorney?  This is a question that has dogged people for as long as there has been lawyers. For many of us, the notion of being summoned to court or to be accused of a crime is both foreign and fearful.  Those that question for the need for the lawyer because they have nothing to hide… READ MORE

Supreme Court Decision Regarding DNA Samples

Posted on December 23rd, 2013

Chester county criminal defense attorney comments on recent US Supreme Court decision enhancing the government’s power to obtain DNA samples. In June 2013 the US Supreme Court ruled that the police may take DNA samples from people arrested in connection with serious crimes. This is a significant development, extending the governments reach beyond prior rulings which allowed the collection of… READ MORE

Am I Enabling My Juvenile Delinquent Child?

Posted on December 27th, 2013

The moment that you receive that notice letter from the Chester County Juvenile Probation Department, located at the Chester County Justice Center at 201 W. Market St. in West Chester Pennsylvania, questions start racing through your mind. First, why would you be getting a letter from the Chester County juvenile probation office?  If you have a child under the age… READ MORE

Pleading Guilty or Not Gulity

Posted on December 30th, 2013

It is a question that I hear almost every day. I get a call from a parent who has received notice that their son has been charged with underage drinking or a client who is facing felony charges of theft and embezzlement and who has already admitted to her employer that she stole money from the business. The question is:… READ MORE