The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently issued a new ruling on driving under the influence.
If you are looking to have a criminal record expunged from Centre County, you should know that the costs are about to increase. Effective January 1, 2017 the court costs, not the legal fee, will increase from $75 to $207.
Drug abuse is often a key factor in criminal behavior. Unfortunately, locking up drug abusers doesn't stop crime, and it doesn't stop drug addiction. Pennsylvania recognizes that fact and has set up Drug Courts throughout the state. In the federal system, drug treatment is available for many inmates through the Bureau of Prisons.
Criminal penalties can change. This is highlighted by the upcoming change to Pennsylvania's driving under the influence (DUI) sentencing options.
Being accused of any crime can be damaging to a person's future no matter the nature of the crime. Some, like many white collar crimes, are less violent than others but still can be emotionally distressing and disruptive to one's life. Recently, in Pennsylvania, a 54 year-old woman faced harsh penalties after being accused of theft from her former employer.
Media sources have reported that following the Penn State victory over Ohio State there was a riot in downtown State College. Merrian-Websters Dictionary defines riot as "a situation in which a large group of people behave in a violent and uncontrolled way."
Pennsylvania State Superior Court recently ruled that it takes more than a hunch by the police officer to justify a traffic stop. In this case the stop led to a drunk driving conviction followed by prison.