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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 is juvenile delinquency?

Posted on February 16th, 2018

What is juvenile delinquency? What is juvenile delinquency? Juvenile delinquency in Pennsylvania is akin to being found guilty in the adult system. The juvenile system is set up in Pennsylvania to treat juvenile offenders differently than they would adult offenders under the criminal justice system. Ultimately, if a child is deemed delinquent in the juvenile system, they are found guilty… READ MORE

What does indecent assault mean?

Posted on February 9th, 2018

What does indecent assault mean? What does indecent assault mean? Indecent assault, to strip it down to its bare bones, or the easiest way to think about it is that it is the improper touching of the privates of another person. In addition, there can be involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, which is when you have sexual intercourse through compulsion or… READ MORE

What counts as sexual assault?

Posted on February 2nd, 2018

What counts as sexual assault? What counts as sexual assault? Sexual assault is any type of physical action against another that is either unwanted or is against somebody who does not have the mental capacity to consent. Sexual assault charges are horrible, but because allegations of sexual assault are so horrendous, human nature comes into play. It’s very common for… READ MORE

Is stalking a crime?

Posted on January 26th, 2018

Is stalking a crime? Is stalking a crime? The most common scenario where we think of how harassment and stalking, is a situation where someone is in a relationship and somebody is contacting them by messages, by text, by Skype, by some other form of communication and the other person tells them to stop and they continue to do it.… READ MORE

Is fraud a felony?

Posted on January 19th, 2018

Is fraud a felony? Is fraud a felony? Well theft offenses, or fraud offenses, are what we often call crimes of dishonesty. They are graded and graded means how they’re punished is often based on how much money is allegedly stolen. Fraud in itself is most commonly graded as a felony offense. Generally speaking, any type of these offenses are… 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