Category Archives: Criminal Defense

Criminal defense: Medical marijuana and driving in Pennsylvania

Medical marijuana use has been legal in Pennsylvania for more than a year now. Police and criminal defense lawyers say that it’s high time DUI laws in the state reflect the changes in authorized marijuana use. Some users are unaware of how severely the drug can impact their motor skills and need to be reminded not to operate a vehicle after having used pot. Pennsylvania residents

House Bill 163 passes in Pennsylvania

Prior to 2019, it was possible to lose your license for a plethora of reasons unrelated to driving. Carrying alcohol while underage? You could lose your license. Did you purchase cigarettes when you were still 17? You could have lost your license, too. Today, that kind of sentencing has been questioned enough that it led to changes in the law. The changes came in the

Getting DUI charges dropped: Helpful tactics

When you’re faced with a DUI, the best thing that can happen is for the charges to be dropped. This happens more often than you may believe. Why does it happen? There are many reasons. For example, the stop might have been illegal. The breath test might have been inaccurate. Medical exams could prove that medical conditions led to a person’s actions, not intoxication. All

Test yourself, and you’ll know if you’re over the limit

Most people know that there is no excuse for getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t do it. When people drink, their ability to make good decisions is often vastly reduced. They may know that what they’re doing is dangerous but continue on to do it anyway — or they may convince themselves that they’re actually

2 women charged with robbery will need good criminal defense team

Being a suspect in a bank robbery is frightening and potentially life-changing. Those accused in Pennsylvania need to mount an aggressive criminal defense to fight the charges. Two women recently arrested for robbery, among other charges, will have to do just that. The 29 and 42-year-old women were arrested in connection with allegedly robbing a bank of more than $35,000 in 2018. Police allege that

Criminal defense: Pennsylvania man facing gun, drug charges

Having a criminal record when being accused of another crime may make fighting the charges more difficult. It may be the primary reason for seeking legal advice. A 40-year-old Pennsylvania man, who was convicted as a teen of voluntary manslaughter in the death of a police officer, is now facing drug and gun charges, and he will need to mount an aggressive criminal defense to fight the

Criminal defense: Teens charged in connection to woman’s death

Two teenagers are facing charges in connection with the recent death of a 38-year-old woman. The Pennsylvanians, aged 17 and 18, will each need to mount an aggressive criminal defense against the charges, which could potentially change the course of each of their lives. The 18-year-old has been charged with second and third-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy; the other teen is charged with robbery and

Criminal defense: Man faces drug charges after cops see to brawl

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

Crimes related to drug paraphernalia

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. A charge of drug paraphernalia possession could be a serious offense

Criminal defense: Adult and teen face murder charges

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