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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Holiday DUI Checkpoints

    As we get closer to the holidays, more people will be having holiday-themed parties complete with alcohol. Because this tends to increase the number of people on the road driving under the influence (DUI), police officers will be setting up a number of DUI checkpoints. At these checkpoints, drivers will be stopped and interrogated by the police as they try to find people who might be violating ...
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  • Do I Need an Attorney for Possession of Marijuana Charges?

    Marijuana is still considered a controlled substance in the state of Pennsylvania. While the state has legalized it for use in medical circumstances, if you are charged with possession of marijuana without a prescription, you could be facing incarceration for up to 12 months or a fine up to $5,000. Depending on whether or not you have a prescription, the district attorney will be looking to ...
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  • Teen Sexting and Common High School/College Offenses

    Teenagers, high school students, and college students do not always make the most informed or thought-ahead of solutions. This is because oftentimes, youth do not consider long-term consequences to their actions. In today’s day and age, many teenagers are relying on technology as their primary form of communication, whether that means sending an instant message, text, or photo. Many teens partake ...
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  • Synthetic Marijuana Can Still Get You in Trouble

    Relatively new, synthetic marijuana is also referred to as K2. Though you may believe synthetic marijuana is not punishable under law, it certainly is. Despite popular belief, it is still illegal to possess or distribute synthetic marijuana, and penalties can be quite severe. Synthetic marijuana is not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, also known as the FDA, making it an illegal ...
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  • What to Do if You've Been Wrongfully Accused of Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence is met with grave consequences in the legal realm, and even if you are innocent, the penalties are incredibly damaging to your personal and professional life. This is why, if you have been falsely accused of domestic violence, it is essential you do everything in your power to protect your best interests as well as your reputation. This is best done with the help of our Scranton ...
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  • Do I Have to Submit to a Breath Test?

    When you are pulled over on suspected DUI, you are likely concerned about how to handle your interaction with the law enforcement officer. It is the police officer’s job to accurately determined whether or not you are driving while drunk, and he or she will administer a number of evaluations as a result. One of the foremost tests asked of you will be a breathalyzer test, in which you will be asked ...
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  • Ohio Deputy to Be Prosecuted for Shooting Photographer

    The Ohio Attorney General’s office has stated that the Sheriff’s Deputy who was involved in the shooting of an unarmed photographer will be prosecuted for his actions. Deputy Jake Shaw, who has been placed on administrative leave, could face serious assault with a deadly weapon charges after the Clark County prosecutor requested the use of special prosecutors. The situation began in the ...
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  • Did Congress Pass a Bill Violating the Fourth Amendment?

    The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution mandates that all citizens of the United States are granted protection from unreasonable searches and seizures. This means law enforcement and other authorities are bound by certain restrictions and guidelines when it comes to conducting searches in order to look for evidence of a crime being done, such as obtaining a search warrant or developing ...
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