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Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Provide Further Guidance on Birchfield

Filed under: DUI by Steven F. Fairlie @ July 26, 2018

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has allowed an appeal to determine whether Birchfield principles (that criminal sanctions can’t be applied to warrantless or involuntary blood draws) apply to cases that were not yet finally resolved at the time the Birchfield decision was arrived at.  This might help those whose cases have been thrown out of court […]

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People Magazine exaggerates Bill Cosby’s possible sentence

Filed under: News by Steven F. Fairlie @ July 13, 2018

People Magazine.  An international juggernaut.  You would think they have the resources to get it right?  Maybe ask an attorney…  Instead, they wrote that Bill Cosby faces 30 years in jail.  Convicted of three counts, each punishable by up to 10 years in jail, I can see where the mistake comes from.  But come on, […]

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Governor Wolf Signs House Bill 1952

Filed under: Sex Crimes by Contributor @ June 26, 2018

In July 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found that the current version of Pennsylvania’s sexual offender registry law was punitive, making it unconstitutional to impose retroactively. The effects of this decision would have removed thousands of people from the registry who were sentenced before the current version of the state’s registration law (SORNA) took effect […]

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Fairlie & Lippy Lawyers aren’t just any kind of Lawyer… they’re SUPER Lawyers!

Filed under: Uncategorized by Liz @ June 21, 2018

Fairlie & Lippy, P.C., a Montgomery County Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Firm, is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s lawyers have again been recognized as Super Lawyers for 2018. Managing Partner, Steven F. Fairlie, has been recognized by Super Lawyers since 2005. For 2018 he has not only been selected as a […]

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Bucks County Diversionary Program for Drug Possession

Filed under: Drug Crimes by Contributor @ June 5, 2018

A new diversionary program for drug possession cases has been created by an Order signed by Bucks County President Judge, The Honorable Jeffrey L. Finley.  Starting on July 1, 2018, those charged with drug offenses under Sections 780-113(a)(16) (possession), (31) (possession of a small amount of marijuana), and (32) (possession of drug paraphernalia) of the […]

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