Handcuffs And Fingerprint Record Sheets, Closeup. Criminal Inves

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….

Drunk young man driving a car with a bottle of beer

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…

Man Hands In Handcuffs

If you have been arrested for domestic violence, you may be feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do next. The consequences of your arrest could seriously impact your life in a number of ways, and defending yourself against the charges takes legal knowledge and expertise you…

Probable-Cause

Probable cause is one of the most important evidentiary standards in the legal system. It is so important that it is engraved in the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which states that people or their property cannot be searched or seized without it. If…

Cited-for-DUI

Philadelphia prosecutors and those throughout Pennsylvania in general are cracking down hard on drunk driving. It’s Pennsylvania’s second biggest cause of accidents and fatalities, behind only speeding. Philadelphia produces a huge percentage of the state’s drunk driving fatalities—not surprising since it contains the largest population in Pennsylvania….