Has your child been accused of a crime in Pennsylvania? If so, you must take the matter very seriously, regardless of how ‘minor’ the charge. It is a mistake to consider any criminal charge ‘minor’ because all criminal convictions carry some consequence for your child. It is also a mistake to assume a judge or jury will go lightly on your child because he or she is under 18 years of age. While most courts want to see children rehabilitated rather than imprisoned, your child could still face jail time and other severe penalties depending on the crime.
We urge you to contact our office for a free legal consultation as soon as possible. Our Erie criminal defense attorney wants to hear your child’s side of the story. We care about what happened, and we want to help you and your child achieve the most positive outcome possible given the facts of the case.
It is cold and flu season! No one wants to be sick much less spend time at home and in bed when they need to be at work. With the holidays approaching, it is important to search for ways that we can reduce the risk of getting sick this winter. One way to avoid colds and the flu is to balance your work and home life. A good balance between work and home and promote healthy habits and overall well-being. Below are several tips that can help you find the right balance between work and home for you and your family.
Halloween is one of the best holidays when you are young. You get to dress up as your favorite character and get free candy. What could be better? Unfortunately, Halloween can also be very dangerous for children. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, about twice as many children will be injured in pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other day of the year.
It is up to everyone, whether you are a parent or not, to use extra caution this Halloween to reduce the risk of injuries to children. Let’s make this a safe and enjoyable Halloween in Erie.
If you plan to welcome trick or treaters to your home this Halloween in Pennsylvania, you need to make sure that your property is safe for visitors. Trick or treaters have a reasonable expectation that your property is safe, especially if you leave your porch light on or otherwise signal that you are welcoming trick or treaters. As a property owner, you have a duty of care to someone who enters your property. If someone is injured on your property, you could be liable for damages. As you are preparing for Halloween this year, take precautions to avoid falls and injuries on your property.
Being in a car accident is a traumatic event, especially if your child was in the car with you at the time of the crash. Car seats and safety restraints keep children safe during a crash. However, if you are in a crash with your child, you may need to replace the car seat your child was using because it was damaged in the crash.
Your first thought might be the cost of a traffic ticket or an increase in your automobile insurance. However, if you are the victim of a traffic accident, the true cost can be much higher. The financial and non-financial costs of a traffic accident can be significant, even in a low-speed, minor traffic collision.
If you have been injured in a traffic accident, you might be able to recover the costs of the accident from the driver responsible for the crash. Call (800) 401-2066 to talk to an Erie car crash attorney at no charge. Learn about your legal rights and your options before you talk to the other driver’s insurance company.
The days are getting shorter, so it is getting darker earlier each evening. For many of us, we will be driving home from work in the dark in just a few weeks. Breaking down on the side of the road can be dangerous and frightening during daylight hours. However, breaking down after dark has its own set of challenges in addition to those you face when your vehicle breaks down on the side of the road.
With the national news coverage of the tragic death of Timothy Piazza at a Penn State University fraternity party earlier this year, the subject of underage drinking on college campuses in Pennsylvania and throughout the company has been the topic of many discussions. For many college students, parties and drinking are part of college life. However, when the consumption of alcohol is taken to excess, the consequences can be overwhelmingly tragic.
However, even with the increased news coverage of drinking on college campuses, many college students at Pennsylvania colleges do not know three basic facts about underage drinking.
If you have never been involved in a traffic accident, you may be overwhelmed by the aftermath of the accident. Who pays your medical bills? How do you get your vehicle repaired? What happens if you need to be out of work? There are so many questions that it is easy to become stressed and anxious. It is also easy to become confused.
The steps you take after a traffic collision can have a significant impact on your settlement proceeds. Unfortunately, we cannot turn back time and re-do the steps we took after an accident. You can do something now — you can contact our Erie accident attorney for help. We will evaluate your case for free and provide our legal opinion regarding your options for recovering the maximum compensation available for your injury claim.
According to a report by GoErie, a motorcyclist was injured in a hit-and-run accident last week in the 2500 block of State Street. The driver of a Cadillac De Ville was turning left onto State Street when he struck the motorcyclist traveling north. The motorcyclist was thrown from his Harley-Davidson Sportster upon impact. The Cadillac’s driver left the scene of the accident, but law enforcement officers were able to apprehend him by following clues at the accident scene. The rider was transported to the hospital by EmergyCare with unknown injuries.
It appears that the driver of the Cadillac has been booked and charged with several crimes including driving with a suspended license, driving with no insurance, and failure to notify police of an accident. At the time of the news story, he was being held in the Erie County Prison on a $25,000 bond.