Straw Purchase

Straw purchase is the act of buying a firearm on behalf of a third-party, who might not be eligible to buy a firearm themselves. It is considered a felony offense under Pennsylvania law as well as federal law.  How Does a Straw Purchase Work?  Under Pennsylvania law, individuals who want to buy a firearm can […]

Degrees of Assault

Assault is defined as the act of inflicting or attempting to inflict bodily harm on a person. Under Pennsylvania law, assault charges are broadly classified into two categories – simple assault and aggravated assault.  What is Considered Simple Assault in Pennsylvania?  In Pennsylvania, you can be charged with simple assault under the following circumstances. If […]

Social Media

If you are facing criminal charges in Philadelphia, it is almost always a prudent approach to avoid using social media while the case is in progress. What you post, share, comment on, or like online can make your situation worse than it already is. Reports show that police departments regularly track and monitor individuals on […]

Miranda Rights

The right to remain silent is one of the most fundamental rights guaranteed by the US Constitution. The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution contains a self-incrimination provision, which protects the rights of individuals facing criminal charges from being induced or forced into incriminating themselves.  If you are facing an arrest in Pennsylvania, it is important […]

New Jersey Marijuana in Pennsylvania

With NJ legalizing the sale of marijuana at specified dispensaries, people in Pennsylvania now have access to the neighboring state to buy weed for recreational purposes. The law in New Jersey says that visitors to the state who are at least 21 years old can legally buy marijuana in all forms. But, what happens when […]

Driving Without Insurance in PA

As a no-fault state, Pennsylvania requires all drivers to carry first-party medical benefits as well as third-party liability insurance. It is against the law to drive without the minimum required insurance – regardless of the circumstances. The penalties can be quite serious if you are caught driving without insurance in PA, especially if you are […]

Gun laws in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s gun laws are among the strictest in the country. The laws are particularly strict in Philadelphia, which is why it’s one of the most violent cities in the country according to criminologists and crime statistics. Nonetheless, laws need to be followed. Failing to comply with these laws can result in serious criminal charges, the […]

DUI affect employment

Does a DUI Affect Employment? In Pennsylvania, the law of “at-will employment” applies. This means that the employer can terminate an employee for any reasons permitted under the law. Consequently, even if you are merely facing an accusation from the state about a DUI offense, your employer is free to remove you from the job.  […]

It’s The Season For Stealing at Local Malls Among the various theft offenses, retail theft is the most common in Pennsylvania. In Montgomery County, the incidence of retail theft at the King of Prussia Mall, and other prominent malls such the Plymouth Meeting Mall and the Montgomery Mall increases particularly as the holiday season approaches. […]