criminal defense

Six Criminal Defense Myths

Over time, myths develop in any discipline, including criminal law. Some of these myths might even be harmful and cause significant pain if taken seriously. In fact, they can affect the outcome of your case and make things more stressful for the accused and their family. Let’s take a look at some common myths associated with criminal law.

Criminal Law Definition and Examples

If you are facing a criminal charge, it is important for you to know what this area of the law is. Criminal acts can be complicated and are punishable by the government. Let’s take a look at criminal law definitions and examples of the types of crimes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in a Criminal Case

Everyone arrested for a crime still retains their constitutional rights under United States law. This means you have the right to remain silent, to have legal counsel, and to have an attorney present when questioned. In addition, there must be probable cause to arrest you. If an over-exuberant police force ignores these, your constitutional rights are broken. 

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ARD Program in Pennsylvania – Do You Qualify?

The ARD Program in Pennsylvania or the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program is a pre-trial intervention program. It offers first-time, non-violent offenders a second chance. Instead of going to jail, they are allowed to complete rehabilitation to expunge the criminal charges. What Is the Goal of the ARD Program in Pennsylvania? In some cases, rehabilitation is… Read more »

Penalties for Theft Offenses in Erie

Theft offenses in Erie are serious crimes. Pennsylvania laws define theft as taking or exercising control over movable property belonging to another person with the intent to deprive that person of the property. Theft is also defined as unlawfully transferring or exercising control over immovable property belonging to another person with the intent to derive… Read more »

The Travis Law Firm is Open During COVID Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all our lives. It has changed how we conduct business and socialize with friends and family. The virus has impacted our work lives and school for our children. One thing the COVID-19 pandemic has not changed is the need for legal advice. Therefore, The Travis Law Firm is open during… Read more »

DUI Arrests Fall and Rise Again During COVID-19 Pandemic

DUI Defense During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Many people wonder if the number of DUI cases has risen during COVID-19. It will take some time to determine how COVID-19 impacts drunk driving in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. However, there are some numbers available now for Pennsylvania. If the police arrest you for drunk driving, make sure to talk with a… Read more »

Wrongful death claims in Pennsylvania pedestrian accidents

Seek Justice by Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Erie

A wrongful death is a tragic, avoidable incident that causes families great sorrow and emotional pain. Wrongful death claims arise from a variety of accidents and incidents. Examples of events that can lead to a claim for wrongful death include: Car accidents Medical malpractice Truck accidents Motorcycle crashes Dog bites Workplace accidents Pedestrian accidents Boating… Read more »