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Workers’ Compensation Laws in Pennsylvania

If you are injured at work in Pennsylvania, then you need to know what the workers’ compensation laws are. There is nothing more important than having the compensation you need to handle medical expenses and lost income as a result of a work injury. Pennsylvania workers’ compensation insurance allows employees to recover compensation for almost all employment-related injuries or illnesses… READ MORE

What Parents Need to Know about Sexting Charges in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Sexting Charges As there is not enough for Pennsylvania parents to worry about, add to the list the possibility of their minor children facing criminal prosecution if they are caught sending a sexually explicit image.  “Sexting” is a thing and it has been going on for a while in this new world where post-toddlers are handed iphones and ipads… READ MORE

Is Pulling a Fire Alarm a Felony in Pennsylvania?

Pulling a fire alarm when there is no fire may have seemed funny when you were in school. Perhaps it was a good way to get out of that algebra test. However, if you pull a fire alarm for no reason as an adult, you could be looking at a world of trouble. Falsely pulling a fire alarm is not… READ MORE

What is a State Intermediate Punishment in Pennsylvania?

State Intermediate Punishment is a form of sentencing for non-violent offenders available as an alternative to straight prison time. SIP is primarily a program for offenders convicted of drug- and alcohol-related offenses. The state views SIP inmates having committed crimes motivated their consumption or addiction to drugs and alcohol. The program excludes violent offenders and sex offenders, including any offenders… READ MORE

Is Hearsay Admissible as Evidence in My Criminal Trial?

In order to understand if hearsay is admissible as against you in a criminal trial, it is important to understand what hearsay is. A witness is testifying about something he or she heard or read from someone else, not something he or she directly witnessed. The courts generally avoid using second hand, out-of-court statements as evidence due to the inherent… READ MORE

Six Figure Compensation in Dog Bite Injury

A Chester County citizen was severely injured in June of 2016 after being assault by a pitbull and sough legal advice to help her get the medical treatment she needed and compensation for the pain and suffering caused by the inaction of the vicious dog’s owners and the negligent supervision of her landlord.  Her severe injuries included damage to her… READ MORE

Pennsylvania Trespassing Laws

Trespassing refers to someone who does not have permission to enter your property entering and/or remaining on the premises. Trespassing is a criminal offense in Pennsylvania that can result in serious penalties. If you have experienced issues with a trespasser, learn your rights and legal options under state law. The city may file criminal charges against the intruder. You could… READ MORE

Attempted Homicide Charges Dropped in Delaware County Case

Attorney Lee Ciccarelli was successful in negotiating a dismissal of Attempted Homicide charges against a Philadelphia man who was accused of conspiring with two alleged co-defendants to break into a Boothwyn, Delaware County pharmacy and then attempt to kill responding police officers.  Our client and a  second co-conspirator allegedly fled the scene on foot following the arrival of multiple police… READ MORE

Sealing a Protection From Abuse Order in Pennsylvania

We all deserve to move on from an unfortunate or fragile past.  We all deserve to move on and not relive a hostile, emotional driven and bitter divorce or breakup.  For so long, a Protection from Abuse Order remained a matter of public record even in circumstances where the parties agreed to a consent decree where there was no finding… READ MORE

Making Going to Rehab Easier in Pennsylvania

An alarming headline has been circulating as we settle into the new year; there is now a higher likelihood of dying from an opioid overdose than from dying in a car accident. The National Safety Council estimates that the average American has a 1 in 96 chance or dying from an opioid overdose compared to a 1 in 103 chance… READ MORE

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