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  • Is Making a Gun Gesture with the Hand a Criminal Offense?
    Is Making a Gun Gesture with the Hand a Criminal Offense?

    You might know that pointing a firearm at a person is a crime. However, did you also know that making a gun hand gesture with your forefinger and thumb could also result in criminal charges? It may ...

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  • What Happens if I’m Arrested for a DUI While on Probation?
    What Happens if I’m Arrested for a DUI While on Probation?

    After being convicted of a criminal offense, the judge might put you on probation – either as the primary form of punishment or as a penalty following a jail or prison sentence. While under ...

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  • Researchers Developed THC Breathalyzer
    Researchers Developed THC Breathalyzer

    Although driving under the influence of a controlled substance has long been part of many state’s DUI laws, the legalization of medicinal and/or recreational use of marijuana in various parts of the ...

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  • Small Theft, Big Consequences
    Small Theft, Big Consequences

    Sometimes a person falls on hard times and might take an object or two from a store to make it through the day. The items might not cost a lot of money – a $3.00 loaf of bread or a $6.00 package of ...

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  • Blood Draw Refusals Can Be Used as Evidence in DUI Cases
    Blood Draw Refusals Can Be Used as Evidence in DUI Cases

    In July of 2019, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a DUI defendant’s refusal to submit to a blood draw can be presented as evidence at trial. In May of 2015, a Pennsylvania man was arrested on ...

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  • Court Rules Vehicle Search Based on Marijuana Smell Unlawful
    Court Rules Vehicle Search Based on Marijuana Smell Unlawful

    In Pennsylvania, a judge ruled that officers acted unreasonably when they searched a vehicle in which they smelled drugs even after the passenger showed them his medical marijuana card. Background of ...

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