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Broader Expungement of Criminal Records Coming to PA

Filed under: Criminal Law, News by Contributor @ February 1, 2016

Governor Tom Wolf has a Bill on his desk which will expand the range of crimes which may be expunged from criminal records. The Governor’s Office confirmed for us today that he will sign Senate Bill No. 166 into law this coming Friday, February 5, 2016. While this is good news for many within the […]

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Auto-Brewery Syndrome: Making Beer In Your Gut

Filed under: DUI by Contributor @

Recently, there have been cases of people with blood alcohol concentrations at a level of .30 (nearly 4 times the legal limit) and higher when they have not consumed more than 2-3 drinks in a day, or even zero drinks that day. No it’s not because these people are hiding the truth or are chronic […]

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You Have No Right to Choose The DUI Testing Method

Filed under: DUI by Contributor @ January 10, 2016

  Recently, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania decided that a motorist does not have the right to select from the three available methods of testing when arrested for DUI. This issue came before the Court after a motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. After being taken to the hospital for blood […]

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Juvenile prior is not a conviction under firearms act

Filed under: Criminal Law by Contributor @ January 5, 2016

On December 21, 2015, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania held that juvenile adjudications of delinquency are not “convictions” for the purpose of enhancing the grading from a misdemeanor to a felony for violations under the Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act. The Pennsylvania Uniform Firearms Act, 18 Pa. C.S. ยง6501(a)(1), prohibits persons from possessing firearms who have […]

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Drones and The Overcriminalization of America

Filed under: Criminal Law, News by Contributor @ January 3, 2016

In America legislators are elected by voters. The majority of political candidates run on a platform of being tough on crime. Candidates often try to demonstrate to constituents that they are tough on crime by proposing legislation criminalizing something. This creates a ratchet type system of punishment in America. As the ratchet turns punishment for […]

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