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January 2016 Archives

State Supreme Court: Motorists cannot choose their chemical test

Pennsylvania's implied consent law essentially dictates that any licensed motorist in the state is presumed to have already provided their tacit permission to submit to any chemical testing for alcohol or drugs once they take the wheel. Consequently, those drivers suspected of driving under the influence who refuse to submit to any chemical testing -- blood, breath or urine -- will see their license suspended.

Supreme Court requires hope in juvenile sentencing

No parent wants to see their child convicted of any criminal offense. A simple juvenile offense such as underage drinking, for example, can have a lasting enough impact on a kid's life. When a minor is accused and convicted of the most serious of crimes, there is even more on the line. 

High-profile rape allegations have roots in Pennsylvania

Anyone who is in tune with popular culture or follows the news knows that comedian Bill Cosby's life has become anything but funny recently. Various women have accused the once revered celebrity of committing sex crimes against them. Many of those allegations haven't gotten beyond accusations and into criminal court because of statutes of limitations. 

Sex Crimes: 25 year minimum mandatory

Sex Crimes are very serious charges in the state of Pennsylvania. However, very few people know just how serious Sex Crime convictions can be. In addition to Megan's Law requirements, a conviction of certain sex crimes  Sex Crime Charges can mean that an accused will be facing a 25 year minimum mandatory state prison sentence. In fact, under current Pennsylvania law, a conviction of some sex crime can even mean a prison sentence of life in prison. You should strongly consider reaching out to an experienced Chester County Sex Crime lawyer, if you are being investigated for or have been charged with a Sex Crime in the state of Pennsylvania.

Slip and Fall Injury

A slip and fall can be a very debilitating injury. Slipping on ice, unkept stairs, driveways, or wet and slippery floors can lead to broken bones, or even worse, tragic head injuries. If you suffer an injury as a result of a slip and fall, contact an experienced slip and fall lawyer who will aggressively represent your interests.   SLip and Fall lawyersLand owners and insurance companies will most likely try and pressure you into making statements or decisions that may greatly reduce your chances to recover the damages that you are entitled to. Contact an experienced slip and fall injury lawyer today.

Sex Crimes: Running from the police

Sex Crimes can be very serious charges in the state of Pennsylvania. One thought that occasionally crosses the minds of individuals either being investigated for or charged with Sex Crimes, is whether or not running from the police is a good idea.  Sex Crimes and Cosby In this blog we will explore the many reasons why an accused or a suspect in a sex crimes case should not run from the police.

Stalking, Violent Crimes

There are various types of Violent Crimes that you can be charged with in PA.  One such crimes is the violent crime of Stalking.  Read about Violent Crimes Attorneys here.  The Violent Crime of Stalking is a fairly serious charge that can result in jail time for the accused. If you are being investigated by the police for committing the violent crime of Stalking, then make sure to speak with an experienced Stalking Attorney immediately. In order to be found guilty of the crime of Stalking, the government has to prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

Violent Crimes: Recklessly Endangering

One of the most frequent Violent Crimes that a criminal defendant can be charged with is the crime of Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Violent Crimes Attorney  In order to be convicted of this crime, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the Defendant: recklessly engages in conduct which places or may place another person in danger of death or serious bodily injury. Examples of the type of conduct that can result in a conviction for this crime are:

Should I plead guilty to reduce punishment for a federal crime?

Whether you have been arrested or not, if you are facing charges for a federal crime you may be considering admitting fault in order to strike a plea deal and reduce the severity of the punishment phase. However, what you must take into account is that it isn't likely anyone you are dealing with is on your side and speaking with investigators and prosecutors will not likely help matters for you and may solidify the charges against you, thereby burying you in court.

Sex Crimes: the Bill Cosby Case

The Bill Cosby case is all over the news right now and it brings up issues regarding Sex Crimes and whether or not it hurts the prosecution to wait so long to bring criminal sex crimes charges against an accused. The main sex crime charge that Bill Cosby has been charged with the crime of Aggravated Indecent Assault.  Experienced Sex Crimes lawyers In order to be found guilty of the crime of Aggravated Indecent Assault, the government must prove that the accused penetrated the genitals or anus of the victim, however slightly with a part of his body for any purpose and without the alleged victim's consent.

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