Monthly Archives: May 2014
Many individuals arrested for possessing or distributing drugs are surprised to learn they are being charged with possession in a school zone. They adamantly contend that they did not know a school was nearby, that school wasn’t in session or that they had no intention to sell to students. What they do not realize is […]
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious charge in Pennsylvania. Many a person has been somewhat surprised to face DUI charges after being stopped driving home from a restaurant or bar. One drink too many is all it takes. However, the rules governing controlled substances and the operation of motor vehicles are even harsher. […]
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It is difficult to imagine a more concentrated store of information than a modern cell phone. It seems doubtful that the framers of the Constitution — or even the justices of the Supreme Court several decades ago — could have imagined that a warehouse full of personal information could be stored on a device smaller […]
Pennsylvania sentencing guidelines are much more than just a list of ranges for specific offenses. They are a labyrinth of enhancements, minimums and caveats that laypeople consistently struggle to understand. In operation, these rules can have a significant impact on the sentence a person receives and can also steer the course of plea negotiations. That […]