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August 2017 Archives

What's the big deal about driving after a few drinks?

There are many things that you need to think about when you are heading out for the evening. Where you will go, who you are going to meet up with and what you are going to do are often the primary concerns. You need to add one more to that -- how you will get home.

college crime furnishing alcohol to another

18 pa.c.s. section 6310.1 discusses the college charge of selling or furnishing alcohol to a minor (which is defined as someone under the age of 18 years of age).  college crime of hazing In order to be found guilty of this crime, the government must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

Property crime charges often have some physical evidence

We recently discussed how trying to show off your artwork by painting objects that don't belong to you can lead to criminal charges. Vandalism is a wide-reaching charge that can apply in many cases. The one thing that is certain when you are facing these charges is that you will need to find out what options you have for your defense.

theft crimes forgery

Theft crimes can be very serious crimes. Chapter 41 of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code deals with various types of theft crimes and crimes of dishonesty. Specifically this section addresses forgery and fraudulent practices. § 4112 of the Pennsylvania General Assembly specifically addresses the act of receiving deposits in a failing financial institution.  robbery Any person that has any standing with the company and participates in the direction of a financial institution, such as an officer or manager can commit this offense. The specific offense is committed when a person receives or permits the receipt of a deposit, premium payment, or other investment in the institution, while having knowledge that the institution is facing financial difficulties and will suspend operations or go into receivership or reorganization. The receiving party also commits an offense when the person making the deposit or other payment is unaware of the precarious standing of the institution. When making any such transaction, the person making the deposit or payment must be told of the current status of the institution if the institution is indeed struggling, or if knowledge is known on the upcoming decisions of the failing institution.

Make sure you don't commit vandalism to show off your art

Street art is a beautiful thing, when it is done in the right places. You can't just go show off your craft in random places and on whatever you want. If you do go and spray paint someone else's property, you could face criminal charges for vandalism.

Theft crimes forgery and fraudulent practices

Many theft crimes in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can be found in the statutes located in Chapter 41 of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. Specifically, one of the theft crimes that this chapter deals with is forgery and fraudulent practices. § 4111 of the Pennsylvania General Assembly specifically addresses fraud in insolvency as a specific theft crime in the Pennsylvania crimes code. identity theft Insolvency is the inability to pay one's debts. A person commits an offense such as this if they take part in, or knowingly continue in proceedings where property was destroyed, removed, concealed, encumbered, transferred, or dealt with in any manner that in an attempt to obstruct the claim of any creditor. As explained in this statute, a creditor is the person that is owed the property or money.

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