A new bill introduced earlier this year would make it easier for individuals acquitted of a crime to move on with their lives. Many individuals struggle to clear their criminal records after an acquittal. Some lawmakers believe that an acquittal should be automatically wiped off a criminal record. This law seeks to make that happen…. Read more »
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Can I Lose My Gun Rights if I Am Arrested in Pennsylvania?
Many people fear that they will lose their guns if they are arrested in Pennsylvania. Committing some crimes in Pennsylvania can result in losing your gun rights. Therefore, securing an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Erie as quickly as possible is important. Your attorney can fight to have the charges dismissed or reduced to a… Read more »
Consequences of a Criminal Conviction in Pennsylvania
When you think about the consequences of a criminal conviction, you probably think about jail, fines, loss of driving privileges, probation, alcohol or drug programs, community service, and ignition interlock devices. If so, you are correct. These punishments are just a few of the potential consequences of being convicted of a crime in Pennsylvania. However,… Read more »
How Does My Conviction Impact My Ability to Receive Federal Student Aid?
Any college student in the Erie area who is facing a criminal charge such as underage drinking or driving under the influence probably has many questions about how a possible conviction could influence their life. Being in college, you have major concerns about your ability to access federal student aid. Since many individuals rely on… Read more »
Federal Charges Are Serious – Talk To A Defense Attorney As Soon As Possible
Are Federal Agents Contacting You? Are You Facing Federal Charges? It doesn’t Get More Serious than A Federal Crime. There’s a Reason The Federal Government Has a 90% Conviction Rate! Many Pennsylvania Defense Attorneys Don’t Handle Federal Cases, but The Travis Law Firm Does. Why? Because Federal Cases are Complex and Difficult. Level The Playing Field… Read more »
FBI Getting Involved in Erie Gun Crime Problem
Erie PA police are taking a more assertive approach to an increasing problem with gun crimes in the area. One of the biggest changes is the involvement of the Erie office of the FBI and their focus on seizing illegal firearms. Shootings and Homicides Increased in 2014 In 2014, 49 people were injured in Erie by… Read more »