prison

I want to put money on the books at the prison, how do I do that? At the local prisons in Philadelphia county, defendants want money on their books. By local I mean the CFCF, DC, HOC, PICC, Riverside, ASU, or the Cannery. The term “money…

drunk driving arrest

If you are admitted into the ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) program in Pennsylvania, you successfully complete ARD, and you get a certificate of completion for ARD, you can have your the record of your arrest expunged unless your case is of a sexual nature. You should consider…

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RRRI stands for Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive. This is a program that allow an inmate in state custody to get paroled before their minimum. At sentencing, the county judge must make the defendant RRRI eligible. If the defendant is not made RRRI eligible by the county judge, there…

police and homeless

It seems another group of teen-agers have been arrested this week – this time in upstate New York – for the offense of ‘sexting’. ‘Sexting’ is the sending of nude photos via cell phone to cell phone messaging, commonly known as ‘texting’. Recently, the term has…

courthouse

I was reminded the other day of my very first felony trial, some years back. My client was charged with aggravated assault upon police and he decided to waive his right to a jury. Unbeknownst the District Attorney (but knownst to me), my client’s right hand was…

warrant

If you do not appear in court, you will receive a bench warrant. This means that if you are stopped for a traffic ticket or have another arrest, the bench warrant will pop up and you will get arrested for the bench warrant. You can potentially…

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If a client loses in the Municipal Court of Philadelphia, they can take a Municipal Court Appeal and demand a jury trial. In Philadelphia county, if you are charged with only misdemeanors your case is heard in the Municipal Court of Philadelphia. In the MC Court you…

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Possession with the Intent To Deliver (PWID) is defined three ways in Pennsylvania: 1. Selling; 2. Sharing; 3. Quantity. Selling narcotics is obvious, possession with the intent to deliver in that you hold narcotics that you intend not to use, but to deliver to other people. The…

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Summary Offenses in Pennsylvania range from disorderly conduct to speeding tickets. So many different summary offenses exist in Pennsylvania. Now summary offense in Pennsylvania can be expunged even if convicted after five years from the end of the case. If you were not convicted, the summary is…