Month: November 2016

Expungement Costs To Increase

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. Therefore, if you are considering having an...

Pennsylvania cracks down on first time DUI offenders

Criminal penalties can change. This is highlighted by the upcoming change to Pennsylvania's driving under the influence (DUI) sentencing options. The change is the result of a bill signed back in May by Governor Tom Wolf. The bill takes current sentencing options for...

Woman accused of theft in Pennsylvania

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,...

Riot

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." The...

Does DUI Stop Required More Than A Hunch

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. Defendant was in a parking lot at a local restaurant. The...

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