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Possible Domestic Violence Defenses

Domestic violence is an ongoing, hotly-contested issue throughout the United States, and Pennsylvania is no exception. Over the last year, there were 109 deaths relating to domestic violence according to statistics from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. However, there are instances that domestic violence changes stem from false or exaggerated claims, or they can come from misunderstandings. If you’ve been charged with a domestic violence charge and you believe you’re innocent, it’s important to get the support you need.
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How Bail Works in Pennsylvania

According to the most recent statistics, about 35,000 individuals are incarcerated in county jails across Pennsylvania. Of these, more than half are still awaiting trial. In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an alleged defendant who has been arrested and charged with a crime may be eligible to be released on bail while awaiting trial. The Magisterial District Judge (MDJ) will set the bail amount to guarantee that the defendant turns up for court proceedings.
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What to Expect at Trial

By educating yourself ahead of time about what to expect from the criminal trial process, you’ll be in a better position to collaborate with your lawyer and increase your chances of a favorable verdict.
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When One Party Doesn’t Want to Sell

If real estate is jointly owned, the odds that a title dispute will arise are fairly high. When one person wants to sell and the other doesn’t, there are remedies available—but it will depend on your specific situation.
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How a Criminal Record Affects Child Custody

According to the latest published statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, in 2020, Pennsylvania was home to 58,960 marriages and 28,884 divorces. Both figures were down from previous years. For instance, in 2019, there were 68,512 marriages and 32,985 divorces. The downturn in 2020 has been attributed to pandemic-related lockdowns of courthouses and family law offices.
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What Can I Do About House Defects After a Sale?

You’ve just purchased a home, and soon after moving in to enjoy your new residence, a defect shows up. For instance, you discover there are rusted pipes or poor sewer lines, maybe a wiring problem. What can you do?
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Pennsylvania’s Three Strikes Law

Anyone who’s been involved in the criminal justice system needs to understand how state laws may affect their current and future charges. Specifically, in Pennsylvania, you need to be aware of the Three Strikes Law and what this means for people facing criminal charges, especially if they have prior convictions.
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Understanding Evidence in a Criminal Trial

Everyone deserves to have their rights protected, even those who have been accused of crimes. In Pittsburgh, 75% of criminal property offenses come from larceny theft charges, and for violent crimes 61% are assault-related and 32% are for robbery.
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