Do we use grand juries in Pennsylvania? We do. However, usually we don’t. Almost all the time in Pennsylvania, the police make an arrest on the scene, or a detective gets an arrest warrant based on information from a complainant or information from a police investigation….

  In my police brutality case, my lawyer tells me I might have a tough case because of qualified immunity. What is qualified immunity and how does it effect my civil rights case? The police came to my house in the very early morning with a warrant…

I heard that the police are not going to make arrests in cases for marijuana in Philadelphia. Is that true? How can that be if marijuana is still illegal in Pennsylvania? The topic of marijuana in Philadelphia is a very interesting topic for many different reasons. First, in…

My lawyer tells me that the closing argument is one of the most important parts of a jury trial. Why is that? The closing argument, also called the summation, is very important because it lets your lawyer put the case together to the jury from the…

A Monell Claim gives you a cause of action against the government for failure to train and supervise. These are very hard to win. In our experience, when we have a valid Monell Claim, the defendants fold almost immediately and offer to settle. A great example of a…

When there is a taser malfunction, what happens and what are difference types of taser malfunctions? A taser malfunction can happen in two ways. First the taser can fail to charge, so the officer believes that he is about to taser someone, but when they fire…

If a corrections officer assaults an inmate, can the inmate sue the corrections officer. What are Prisoners’ Rights in these situations? Prisoners’ rights cases are very difficult to win. However, the standard for excessive force is the same as if it would be against a police officer. Things that our…