FACING A CRIMINAL CHARGE? PUT ME IN YOUR CORNER

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Understanding Evidence in a Criminal Trial

Evidence is always at the heart of every criminal case. The strength of the prosecution’s case depends on the availability of evidence against the defendant. In a criminal trial, the evidence can mean the difference between obtaining a “guilty” verdict and getting the charges dismissed.
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Should I Still Hire an Attorney if I Think I’m Guilty?

Even if you believe you are guilty, there are several points you should consider before you decide whether or not to hire an attorney. When you are facing criminal court, you are in a serious situation and should have all the information you need about the consequences of a conviction.
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Are There Alternatives to Going to Jail?

According to the Pennsylvania State Police, state troopers made 18,412 driving-under-the-influence arrests in 2020. Whether a DUI is the driver’s first mistake or a third offense, a DUI charge in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania should always be taken seriously.
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The Costly Consequences of Ineffective Representation

Having sub-par legal representation can increase the probability that you will find yourself up behind bars, given the maximum possible fine or less than favorable probation conditions. You should always have legal representation when heading into the courtroom.
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Are Parents Responsible <br>for their Child’s Crimes?

If you’re a parent, you know you’ll do anything for your child. You’ll always be there to support them, to advise them, or help them out of a bind. But what kind of responsibilities do you have as a parent if your minor child commits a crime?
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The Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge

Allegations of domestic violence are not taken lightly. Law enforcement and the courts will err on the side of the accuser rather than the accused. Those accused can be arrested without a warrant. It can seem that there is a presumption of guilt, not innocence, against the person accused of committing it. Steps to protect the alleged victim are immediate while due process for the accused lags.
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Can I Really Get Arrested for Getting Into a Fight?

When you disagree with someone, things can get out of control, especially when alcohol is involved. That is why a confrontation between bar patrons often leads to a fight. But can you get arrested and face criminal charges when your verbal altercation turns physical?
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Why Did I Fail a Breathalyzer When I Wasn’t Drinking?

If you drive a vehicle in Pennsylvania, you have given implied consent to undergo testing of your breath or blood if stopped by law enforcement for suspicion of driving under the influence. If you refuse, the officer can easily obtain a warrant to draw a blood sample for testing.
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Understanding DUI Tests

In 2020, 18,412 people were arrested for DUI in the state of Pennsylvania. If you get pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, the officers will likely try and have you perform sobriety tests out in the field. As the driver, you have certain rights and obligations pertaining to these tests. There are things to keep in mind if you do get pulled over and end up facing a potential DUI charge.
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