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Family law: Child custody is based on good adult parenting

Experienced family law attorneys in Pennsylvania know that there are some basic principles of child custody law that must be followed by each parent. When those basic principles of rational parenting are ignored or manipulated by a parent, the family law judge presiding over the case will usually spot the violative behavior or attitude quite readily. The judge will usually treat that factor accordingly when deciding what resolution will be in the best interest of the children.

Court prohibits warrantless blood test in drunk driving case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently delivered a ruling that forbids police from taking a blood sample to test for DUI from an unconscious suspect. The decision is not surprising because it appears to parallel U.S. Supreme Court decisions in drunk driving cases. It is a Fourth Amendment violation for authorities to conduct a search in that manner.

Family law case may call for care when telling spouse of divorce

Family law in Pennsylvania, like anywhere else, can include divorce cases that manifest emotional outbursts by one or both spouses. The experienced family law attorney will always assess the client's emotional status and make strong recommendations where it appears appropriate. When a spouse approaches the estranged partner to initiate discussions of divorce, it can sometimes be a traumatic circumstance that must be approached with due caution.

Road-rage suspect: Criminal defense to first-degree murder on tap

Pennsylvania like other states is plagued with occasional instances of serious violence emanating from incidents of road rage. When an innocent life is lost because of senseless road rage, the alleged perpetrator will potentially face the maximum penalties available under law. Nonetheless, even when such reprehensible acts are proved to be true, the accused is entitled to be represented by a competent criminal defense lawyer and to be given all the rights of anyone accused of serious crime.

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