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February 2018 Archives

Defending against prescription drug charges

Pennsylvania's Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act sets out the different schedules, or classes, of prescription drugs in the state. These schedules determine the sentencing guidelines to be applied when a party is charged with a prescription drug, or controlled substance, crime.

What is going to happen to my property

Making the decision to file for divorce is not easy. One of the main concerns you may have as you move forward with this decision is what will happen to your marital property. It is normal to have misgivings about the property division process, but it can be helpful and give you peace of mind to be familiar with how this process works.

What is a soft tissue injury?

Car accident victims can experience a wide range of injuries as a result of their collisions. While some Pennsylvanians may walk away from their accidents with minor bruises and abrasions, other may sustain life-threatening damage to their internal organs, broken bones and even death. One of the most common types of injury that occurs during vehicle collisions is soft tissue damage and this post will introduce this important car accident topic. Readers are cautioned, however, that the information provided herein is not medical or legal advice.

Sentencing entrapment defense

Many Pennsylvania drug cases are brought with the assistance of a confidential informant, or undercover agent. Often, a sting operation will be setup by law enforcement in which a drug deal will be arranged between a suspect and an informant. It is in these circumstances that sentencing entrapment can happen.

Pennsylvania blood alcohol limits and punishment tiers

In 2003, the legal blood alcohol limit in Pennsylvania was lowered from .10 to .08. The law also created tiers for punishment and treatment regarding driving under the influence (DUI.) It takes into account a Defendant's DUI offense history, rather than simply applying an across the board sentence and license suspension or revocation.

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