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If you are facing a DUI charge, you have likely felt a moment of panic, not expecting what will unfold in the coming days, weeks, or months. Many people choose to resolve DUIs by simply pleading guilty to the least severe offense to avoid jail time and other penalties.

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Imprisonment is among the most common sentencing options for defendants convicted of a crime in Pennsylvania. According to recent data from the Prison Policy Initiative, there are approximately 170,000 unique jail admissions in Pennsylvania each year. The purpose of imprisonment is to deprive the defendant of their liberty and protect society against crime.

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According to recent statistics from the National Children's Alliance, approximately 1 in 5 children are sexually solicited online before the age of 18. Soliciting or asking a minor to partake in a sexual act during a conversation is a serious offense in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If convicted, the defendant could be facing a lengthy prison sentence, massive fines, registration ...

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Pennsylvania is on the verge of adopting stricter laws concerning child custody designed to strengthen standards of awarding custody in a divorce case and of protecting the child once in custody. Senate Bill 78, which is now before the state legislature, is commonly referred to as Kayden’s Law.

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If you’re being investigated or have been charged with a crime in or around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, your future is at stake. If convicted, you’ll carry a criminal record with you for a minimum of 10 years, potentially ruining your chances at landing great job opportunities and making it difficult for you in many other pursuits in life, including professional licensing.

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Under Pennsylvania law, assault and battery crimes involve physical attacks, offensive physical contact, or threats of attacks. Even fights that appear entirely harmless may ultimately lead to an arrest with the defendant facing serious assault charges.

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In Pennsylvania, the Courts of Common Pleas hear appeals in civil and criminal cases from the minor courts, while the Supreme Court hears direct appeals from lower court decisions. Through this process, legal errors made in a minor court can be resolved or overturned.

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If you have been arrested and charged with a domestic violence offense, you face losing your home, your job, your children, and your freedom. Whether you’re guilty or not, the impact of being charged alone can be significant. Regardless of the circumstances that led to the alleged incident, every single individual facing a domestic violence charge is entitled to a ...

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Statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation indicate that 49,730 arrests were made for drunk driving-related offenses across the state in 2018.

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According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, 49,730 DUI arrests were made throughout Pennsylvania in 2018. In Pennsylvania, a police officer may pull you over on suspicion of DUI and request a field sobriety test, but many drivers are not aware of their rights regarding these tests when pulled over by the police.

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