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John Della Rocca

Why It's Worth It to Fight Your DUI Charge

If you’ve been charged with a DUI, you may feel like you’re alone. Unfortunately, DUI charges are becoming alarmingly more common. According to the Pennsylvania DUI Association, there were 9,811 alcohol-related crashes in 2018 alone. Getting charged with a DUI may feel like a life-crippling sentence, but it doesn’t have to be. Fighting that charge to get it reduced can be worth it in the long run.
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John Della Rocca

Dispelling DUI Myths

Impaired driving is a serious offense in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. However, there are some myths and false assumptions that surround Pennsylvania DUI cases. Without proper guidance or experienced representation, a defendant could easily face serious ramifications and even end up behind bars.
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John Della Rocca

Defending Capitol Rioters Fight for Justice

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.
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John Della Rocca

Facts About DUIs in Pennsylvania

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.
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John Della Rocca

Protection from Abuse (PA) and Final Restraining Orders (NJ)

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.
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John Della Rocca

Basic Estate Planning

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?
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John Della Rocca

How Long Before the Feds Legalize Cannabis?

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.
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John Della Rocca

ACT 30 - Good News For All PA Drivers

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.
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