Criminal Defense

Is A Search Without A Warrant Legal?

One of the well-known warrantless searches allowable is the search of an automobile. The reasoning is that the vehicle could be moved and the police would lose whatever evidence might be inside. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled in at least one...

The death penalty in the U.S. today

It is difficult to read the news these days without seeing those scary two words: "death penalty." No matter who you are, it is important to know a few things about it because the United States is one of the top five countries in the world when it comes to legal...

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...

Suspect Science

According to Federal Judge Alex Kozinski, it is time for the courts to reject what he refers to as "voodoo science". In an opinion piece written by Judge Kozinski and appearing in the Wall Street Journal, the President's Council Of Advisors On Science And Technology...

Fast facts about turning 21 at Penn State

A 21st birthday can mean many things to a student, including the ability to go to the bars and legally drink, go to concerts in 21-and-over rooms and visit local breweries and tasting rooms. Students who turn 21 have the ability to go out for dinner with friends and...

No Perfect Expungement

If you read my other blogs and articles you know that it is very important to keep your criminal record as clean as possible and if there is a blemish to try to have it expunged. Unfortunately, it is impossible to expunge every part of a record. Allow me to explain....

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