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Can You Avoid Going to Court During a Divorce?

Posted on July 6th, 2018

Divorce can quickly become a complicated event for everyone involved. Not only are there emotional losses, but the division of finances and property can make the process much more complicated than simply breaking up while dating. All divorces are just as different as the relationships that happened before them, meaning there’s many ways your divorce could go. One thing is… READ MORE

FDA Approves Marijuana to Treat Epilepsy – What Does This Mean for Pennsylvania?

Posted on July 6th, 2018

At the end of June 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication to treat two rare forms of epilepsy. Epidiolex is the first approved prescription drug made from marijuana. With the ever-evolving dialogue on marijuana legalization, this approval has raised some questions. What Is Epidiolex? Epidiolex is meant for patients who suffer from Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut… READ MORE

What Are the Fireworks Restrictions in Pennsylvania?

Posted on July 6th, 2018

Summer is here, and many Pennsylvania residents have used fireworks for Independence Day and other summer time celebrations. However, it is important to follow the laws set for fireworks regulations to avoid an arrest or a serious personal injury. In October of 2017, House Bill 542 replaced the Fireworks Act of 1939, bringing in new fireworks restrictions. So that you… READ MORE

Do’s & Don’ts of Prenuptial Agreements

Posted on June 11th, 2018

A prenuptial agreement can offer tremendous peace of mind in some circumstances, but future newlyweds should broach the idea of a pre-nup with care. Suggesting a prenuptial agreement to some people can carry an undertone of suspicion that the marriage will fail, so it’s wise to approach the subject tactfully. Marriage is a business relationship in many ways, and a… READ MORE

Adoption as an LGBT Parent in Pennsylvania

Posted on June 11th, 2018

LGBT rights have been a major topic of public discussion in the last decade. The recent Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states is an important change. While some states like Florida and New Hampshire explicitly prohibit gay men and lesbian women from adopting children, more than 22 other states allow it, citing evolving social science… READ MORE

Search and Seizure in Pennsylvania – Know Your Rights

Posted on June 11th, 2018

The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution protects American citizens from unlawful searches and property seizures at the hands of law enforcement or government officials. At the time of the enactment of the Fourth Amendment, U.S. lawmakers realized that granting the government and law enforcement the freedom to search or seize private property without justifiable cause was not conducive… READ MORE

Jury Acquittal on Felony Strangulation Charges

Posted on June 9th, 2018

The Ciccarelli Legal Team succeeded in obtaining a full acquittal at jury trial in a felony strangulation case filed and pursued by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.  The case was brought before a jury in May and the trial lasted two days before the jury entered a unanimous verdict of acquittal for the defendant on charges of felony strangulation… READ MORE

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