Pennsylvania law permits police officers to use force against citizens while acting in the line of duty. While making an arrest, for instance, an officer “is justified in the use of any force which he believes to be necessary to effect the arrest and of any force…

From 1941 to 1945, the government used posters to remind citizens that careless comments, no matter how innocent or unassuming they may be, could prove useful to the enemy. One World War II poster showed a fish with his mouth open, about to be hooked by an…

In Pennsylvania, there were 1,137 fatal vehicle crashes in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 314 of these deaths, alcohol impairment played a role—28 percent of the total. Across the U.S., there is one death every 50 minutes from a crash related to…

There Are No Do-Overs Felony convictions are serious, and they come with serious consequences, both immediate and long-term. Beyond fines, jail time, and a permanent criminal record, felony convictions may also negatively impact your ability to secure employment, find housing, take out federal loans, and more….

Impaired driving is a national problem. Although trending slightly downward from 2016, in 2017 45,656 arrests took place in Pennsylvania for driving under the influence (DUI). According to the Criminal Justice Information Services division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), in 2016 police arrested more than one-million drivers for…

If you watch television or movies, you have probably heard characters on popular crime shows or courtroom dramas say something about “reading their rights” when an arrest occurs. It seems like every fictional cop knows their obligation under the law, so it may surprise you that…