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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Pennsylvania Attorney General Announces Major Drug Bust

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro recently announced that the state is filing criminal charges against 49 people accused of either selling or possessing heroin and an assortment of other illegal drugs in Blair County. The charges came about through a cooperative investigation from the Office of the Attorney General, the Blair County Drug Task Force, […]

Critics of Mandatory Minimum Sentences Say They Don’t Enhance Public Safety

The proposal to bring back mandatory minimum sentences to the state of Pennsylvania for certain crimes has drawn both praise and criticism. A new piece of legislation making its way through the state House of Representatives would reinstitute mandatory minimums for offenses involving drugs, children or the elderly. The state Supreme Court found several mandatory […]

Man Heads to Court After Being Charged with DUI Resulting in Death

A man who was charged with driving under the influence (DUI) causing death in late March had probable cause established in his case, which means his next step is to head to county court. The 22-year-old man from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was arraigned on felony charges of DUI causing death after he allegedly caused a single-vehicle […]

Bill to Restore Mandatory Minimum Sentences Gets Support from Law Enforcement Community

District attorneys across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have come out in full support of the restoration of mandatory minimum sentences for certain offenses. Likely crimes that would be tied to these mandatory minimums would be those involving children, drugs and the elderly. The bill, HB 741, has already been passed in a vote out of […]

Dog Owners Can Be Criminally Liable for Serious and Deadly Attacks

The horrific mauling in January 2017 of a 96-year-old Germantown woman by a pair of dogs raises the specter of criminal liability for the owner of the dogs. Pennsylvania law offers great protection to dog owners, so victims bringing civil lawsuits or pressing criminal charges often have a tough case to make. Pennsylvania is a […]


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