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Avoiding a Christmas DUI Ticket in Erie County, PA

Many people include alcohol in their Christmas celebrations. Ninety-six percent of the respondents to one survey said they knew someone who went to work hung over or they went to work hungover during the holidays. One-half of the survey respondents said that alcohol plays a role in their family holiday gatherings. Therefore, it is important… Read more »

Can I Be Charged in Pennsylvania for Drugs in the Car if I am a Passenger?

You are riding with a friend who is pulled over for a traffic stop. The police officers search the vehicle and find drugs under the back seat. You are charged with possession of drugs and arrested, even though you had no idea your friend had drugs in the vehicle. What should you do?

Avoid Alcohol-Related Criminal Charges on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day 2018 is on Saturday, which means a lot of people will not need to worry about getting up to go to work the day after St. Patrick’s Day. Therefore, many people in Erie and Edinboro will be celebrating the holiday with alcohol. Sadly, some people will face serious criminal charges on Monday… Read more »

Four Reasons You Should Not Face Criminal Charges Without a Defense Attorney

There are many reasons why you should consult with an attorney who practices criminal defense. Some of the reasons may be obvious, but there are some reasons that many people do not consider. Below are four of the reasons why we urge you to contact our law firm to speak with an attorney. You deserve… Read more »

Can Pennsylvania Lower The Legal Limit For DUIs?

While nothing is currently pending before Pennsylvania lawmakers, they may be watching Utah’s lawmakers very closely. In fact, many states may be watching Utah very closely right now. Utah is set to become one of the toughest states on DUIs with a new law that lawmakers passed last week. According to the Associated Press, Utah… Read more »

Can I Be Charged With Rape And Kidnapping In Pennsylvania?

The simple answer to this question is “Yes, you can be charged with rape AND kidnapping in Pennsylvania.” The facts and circumstances of the case determine whether the prosecution will add the charge of kidnapping to the list of criminal charges associated with sexual assault. In many cases of sexual assault, the prosecution adds a… Read more »

Can I Have a Misdemeanor Charge Sealed in Pennsylvania?

A criminal record can impact a person in many ways. Numerous entities request a criminal background check as part of the application process (i.e. college, scholarships, jobs, housing, professional licenses, etc.). This means they will be able to view your criminal record and use it in their decision regarding your application. A new Pennsylvania law… Read more »

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Penalties for Underage Drinking and Driving in Pennsylvania

Parents often feel they aren’t heard enough on their teenagers when they try to explain the dangers of alcohol consumption. Underage drinking is not only dangerous — it is illegal in every state. Explaining the penalties for a conviction on a charge of underage drinking may have more of an impact that simple telling your… Read more »

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Statutory Sexual Assault vs. Rape in Pennsylvania

Sexual assault charges carry a high penalty and can impact the offender for the rest of his or her life. There are various types of sexual assault charges under Pennsylvania’s criminal statutes. It’s important to understand what constitutes these offenses for the perpetrator and the victim. Below is a discuss of two commons sexual assault… Read more »

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What to Do If You're Charged with Domestic Violence

Allegations of Domestic Violence are Serious If you have been charged with domestic violence or your partner is threatening to charge you with domestic violence, it is important that you understand your rights and reach out to an Erie criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. As any recent number of news stories can indicate,… Read more »