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Abuse by Catholic Priests and the Statute of Limitations

Pennsylvania has become the epicenter of renewed outrage over alleged sexual abuse by catholic priests across the country. David Poulson, a former Pennsylvania priest, was sentenced last week to 14 years in prison for his abuse of an altar boy and the attempted abuse of another boy. Poulson may be one of only a few that are actually brought to… READ MORE

Mistaken Identity Defenses

One of the most important types of evidence to come into play in a criminal case is eyewitness identification of a suspect. However, human memory is more fallible than most people realize, and an eyewitness may forget crucial details of an event soon after it occurs. Mistaken identity can and does happen on a regular basis, when individuals face accusations… READ MORE

Is it Legal for Police to Search Your Car?

Every American citizen has inalienable rights and Constitutional Rights. The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects American citizens from unlawful searches and seizures. However, the police have a duty to protect the public and investigate criminal activity. In some situations, the police may have the authority to search a driver’s car. However, the police must establish clear reasonable cause… READ MORE

Understanding Pedestrians and Limited Torts

The Herald-Mail reported last month that the Waynesboro Area School Board and the Borough of Waynesboro on the southern border of Pennsylvania had been “brainstorming ways to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists near the Waynesboro Area Middle School entrance,” as school administrators said students are crossing the borough-owned road to access the local mall parking lot. In the northwest… READ MORE

Sex Offender Expungement Laws in Pennsylvania

When a person commits a sexually-related offense, state law will often require the individual to register as a sex offender for a specific amount of time. A less serious charge may only result in short-term registration, but more serious sex offenses may require registration for several years or even for life. If an individual has the opportunity to expunge sex… READ MORE

More Gun Control

By some counts there were 323 mass shootings last year. Mass shootings are defined as a single incident where four or more people were shot at around the same time. While some measures show that there were more mass shootings in 2017, over 360, there was no significant increase in the number of gun control bills that were passed. Last… READ MORE

Will Increasing DUI Penalties Reduce Road Fatalities? Probably not.

Drunk driving has always seemed like this incurable chronic road condition. There is no shortage of embarrassing celebrity arrests for driving under the influence or horrible stories about drunk driving accidents.  We all have stories of our own or know someone that may be a drunk driving menace. The thing is, everyone knows it’s a serious issue but nothing seems… READ MORE

Malvern PA | Criminal Defense Lawyers | Free Consult

Were you arrested for allegedly committing any kind of criminal offense in the greater Malvern area? You will want to avoid making any kind of statement to authorities until you have legal representation. Ciccarelli Law Offices defends individuals who were arrested in Malvern and several other surrounding areas of Chester County. Our criminal defense attorneys can fight to possibly get your criminal… READ MORE

Avondale, PA | Criminal Defense Lawyers | Free Consult

Were you or your loved one recently arrested for an alleged criminal offense in Avondale? Do not say anything to authorities without legal counsel. Ciccarelli Law Offices represents residents and visitors facing criminal charges in the greater Avondale area. Our criminal defense lawyers work as a team to help individuals achieve the most favorable possible resolutions to their criminal cases. Criminal Defense… READ MORE

Domestic Violence and Alimony

It has been almost five years since the infamous Ray Rice domestic violence firestorm erupted. That incident brought the touchy subject of domestic violence to the forefront of the American consciousness. Now five years later, the news seems to have little room to cover domestic violence issues. Former Defensive End for the Dallas Cowboys Greg Hardy, released from the organization… READ MORE

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