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October 2016 Archives

Is It A Fight Or Assault?

Young people, especially those away from home, sometimes find themselves in situations where split-second decisions change their lives. If these situations escalate into violence, they can find themselves facing assault charges that have both short- and long-term repercussions. Whether they were involved in a drunken brawl after a Penn State football game or participated in a hazing incident that went too far, these young people need good attorneys to help them navigate the legal system and mitigate the effects of criminal assault charges.

Local Police May Get Radar Guns

The Pennsylvania Senate recently voted to send legislation to the House which would allow local law enforcement agencies, like the State College Police, to use radar guns. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that does not allow local police departments to use radar.

Local Police May Get Radar Guns

The Pennsylvania Senate recently voted to send legislation to the House which would allow local law enforcement agencies, like the State College Police, to use radar guns. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that does not allow local police departments to use radar.

Hot Dogs And Cats

The Pennsylvania State House recently passed a bill that would make it against the law to leave a cat or a dog unattended in a car. The bill makes it illegal to leave a pet in an unintended vehicle where the temperatures reach 80 degrees or more. It doesn't matter whether the windows are open or not.

What are the penalties for a DUI conviction in Pennsylvania?

Getting pulled over for alleged drunk driving may not seem like a big deal to many people, particularly for a first offense. But penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) can be severe in Pennsylvania. Convictions can be accompanied by heavy fines, probation, loss of driving privileges, alcohol or drug treatment - and even prison time for multiple offenses. 

Amended regulations allow safety technology on truck windshields

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an amendment to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to allow certain "vehicle safety technology" to be mounted on the interior of truck windshields. This includes the area that is swept by windshield wipers.

Important Information For People With Misdemeanor Criminal Records

If you have a conviction for a misdemeanor on your record you know that it presents certain hurdles for you in terms of getting ahead in your job, educational opportunities or finding a place to live. Pennsylvania's Governor Wolfe recently signed into law a Senate bill which will allow for the sealing of certain criminal records. It is not exactly an expungement but it will provide limited access to the misdemeanor records.

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