As of Inauguration Day, the fallout from the Capitol riot on January 6 continues to shake the nation. A still-growing list of nearly 100 people arrested by January 20 included nine individuals from Pennsylvania. Federal authorities, including the FBI and Capitol Police, are still investigating and bringing charges.
Drunk driving, known as driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania or driving while intoxicated (DWI) in New Jersey, is a serious offense. Even on a first offense, you could be fined, spend time in jail and face a one-year driver's license suspension. The penalties for second-offense DUI are even more severe.
If you are like most people, the Coronavirus pandemic has forced you to think about mortality, financial security and end of life decisions. Most of the country is idle, and many people are taking that time to get their affairs in order in the event that tragedy strikes. Have you chosen to formulate a basic estate plan?
In Pennsylvania, a Protection From Abuse (“PFA”) order court gives a victim and/or victim’s children “relief” for a period of up to three years (for final orders). A person can file for a PFA order from the court for themselves, or on behalf of their minor children. A PFA order typically describes various types of protections afforded to the victim.
It’s a great time to be a DUI lawyer in Philadelphia! A recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court completely may change the way DUI Cases are handled across Pennsylvania and, in particular, Philadelphia.
November 2019 brought big news for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people across the country. A key congressional committee voted to end the long-standing federal prohibitions on cannabis. The House Judiciary Committee, by a vote of 24-10, agreed to advance a bill that could make marijuana use legal.
It has been almost a year since Act 30, also known as Senate Bill 553, went into effect. Countless drivers are affected by the new law and may now be eligible to get their driving privileges much sooner than they had previously thought.