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Tag Archives: felony

How Do Felony Arrest Warrants Work?

When someone commits a crime, but was not arrested in the course of actually committing it, courts may issue arrest warrants giving police officers the necessary authority to charge the suspect with a crime and make the arrest. A felony arrest warrant is the specific type of warrant issued in a crime classified as a […]

The Consequences of Leaving the Scene of an Accident

Recently, around 3:00 in the afternoon, a taxi struck a Temple University student who was crossing a Philadelphia street. The vehicle left the scene, leaving her unconscious in the road. She was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Surveillance cameras in the area caught the collision on film, and police are now seeking the […]

A Big Difference: Drug Charges in Pennsylvania

If it seems like arrest on criminal charges is more common than it used to be — it is. A 2011 study found roughly 30 percent, almost one-third of Americans, are arrested on charges by age 23 — not including minor traffic violations.  The figure marks a big difference from a similar 1965 study that […]

CDL Violations and Disqualification

If you are a professional driver, your commercial drivers license (CDL) is very important to you.  It is more than just a license; it is your livelihood and your ability to provide for yourself and your family.  For you, losing your license is often equivalent to losing your job. Commercial drivers face a number of […]

Pennsylvania and the Point System

Understanding license suspension To encourage safe driving habits and deter moving violations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) maintains a record for each driver licensed in the state. Commonly called the point system[H1] , marks are added to that record if a driver is cited for moving violations.  Accumulation of excessive points results in graduated […]

Penalties for Pennsylvania Drug Charges

High demand and distribution of illicit drugs continues to be a serious issue for Pennsylvanians.  According to the PA Attorney General, illegal drugs are the number one threat to public safety in Pennsylvania. While cocaine, heroin, and marijuana pose serious threats, manufactured drugs like methamphetamine and club drugs are also readily available in our state.  […]

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