Sometimes when people lose their tempers, things can get physical. Even well-meaning individuals can get carried away in certain volatile situations as may have been the case with two Pennsylvania women this past Thanksgiving Day. However, the husband of the younger woman will need to mount an aggressive criminal defense to fight drug-related charges against him, although those charges are not directly related to the incident for which police were called.
It's not only illegal to possess illicit drugs, but it's also illegal to possess the accouterments of drugs -- namely, drug paraphernalia. If law enforcement officials find that you're in possession of items used to take, manufacture, sell, measure, package, conceal or weigh illegal drugs, for example, you could be charged with a crime.
Being charged with a serious crime can change a person's life. Drunk driving is one example. When that charge is accompanied by others that are equally as serious or more serious, as is the case with a 31-year-old Pennsylvania man, a conviction can mean years behind bars, hefty fines and loss of any social standing.
The last two months feature some of the most important holidays for large families. Many workers are planning their days off to drive hours on the road just to spend time with their loved ones while celebrating the most festive times of the year. Unfortunately, some will not get the chance to do so.
The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the presumption of innocence for those accused of crimes until -- and only if -- they are proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. In Pennsylvania, two individuals are likely looking into their options for criminal defense as each now stands charged with murder, along with several other charges. The defendants are an adult man and teenage girl.
Drunk driving is a dangerous act, yet people do it every day. There are ways to get home without risking your life, but if you make the decision to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, it could mean penalties that otherwise would have been avoided.
Those convicted on a murder charge will likely face serious consequences, including years, if not a lifetime, behind bars or worse still -- could face the death penalty. An aggressive criminal defense is crucial when battling a serious charge like murder such as 52-year-old Pennsylvania man is facing. It is vital that he has an experienced legal team to review the evidence presented against him to come up with a meaningful plan of action.