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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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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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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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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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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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What rights does a father in Pennsylvania have if he’s contemplating divorce, already in divorce proceedings, or has been served with divorce papers? Issues of child custody – and child support – naturally loom large, but sometimes simply establishing paternity can be a legal challenge since...

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According to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, there were about 39,228 reported incidents of violent crimes in 2019 in the state of Pennsylvania, comprising 24,465 assault cases. In Pennsylvania, a person may be charged with assault crimes for getting involved in a physical altercation with someone else.

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