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March 2016 Archives

Violent Crimes: Possession of a firearm by a felon

One of the more serious violent crimes that an individual can be charged with is the crime of Possessing or transferring a firearm by a convicted felon. This crime can be found under Title 18 section 6105 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. The statute specifically states that a person who has been convicted of an offense enumerated in subsection (b), (the statute lists a litany of violent and non-violent offenses ranging from burglary to robbery) learn about violent crimes here  within or without the state of Pennsylvania, regardless of the length of sentence, shall not possess, use, control, sell, transfer or manufacture or obtain a license to possess a firearm in the state of Pennsylvania

Violet Crimes: Resisting Arrest

One of the more violent crimes of Resisting Arrest is one of the more prevalent violent crimes that you may read about in Pennsylvania. Violent Crimes Attorney  Resisting Arrest is codified under Title 18 § 5104 of the Pennsylvania Crime Coode. In order for the government to prove that someone is guilty of the crime of Resisting Arrest, they must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

Drug charges filed against son of city ward leader

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just about anyone who is affiliated with the Democratic Party knows Edgar "Sonny" Campbell. He is the head of the United Ward Leaders of Color. His father, Edgar Campbell, Sr., was Philadelphia's Democratic Committee's first African American leader.

Violent Crimes: Possessing instruments of Crime

One fairly serious violent crime which you can be charged with in the state of Pennsylvania is the charge of Possessing an Instrument of Crime. You can be charged with this crime if the government believes that you possessed an instrument of crime with the intent to employ it criminally. Defenses to Violent Crimes  Under the statute, an instrument of crime is defined as: Any item that is specially made or adapted for criminal use (such as wooden stake or an item used for breaking into vehicles) or any item that is used for criminal purposes and possessed under circumstances not obviously appropriate for any lawful uses it may have. (such as someone found to be in possession of a firearm while breaking into a person's home).

DUI/DWI: Implied Consent

Pennsylvania operates under the implied consent rule for individuals charged with either a DUI or DWI. What is probable cause for a DUI  The general rule is that any person who drives, operates or is in actual physical control of his car shall be deemed to have given consent to one or more chemical tests of breath, blood or urine for the purpose of measuring the amount of alcohol or narcotics in his blood.

Rule 600: What does it mean

In Pennsylvania, an individual that is accused with a crime has a speedy trial right which is codified under Rule 600 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. Rule 600 essentially states than an accused can move to his criminal charges dismissed if he isn't brought to trial within a year for no fault of his own.  Learn about Violent Crimes here Additionally, under Rule 600, an accused is eligible for one dollar nominal bail if he has not been brought to trial within six months of being charged. The caveat to this rule is that the time it has taken the defendant to get to trial, whether it be six months or one year, is all attributable to the Commonwealth.

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