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Pennsylvania Implied Consent Laws

You’ve been pulled over. The officer suspects you’re intoxicated and asks you to take a breathalyzer test. If you refuse, you are not in the clear as you might think. Thanks to implied consent laws, refusing a breathalyzer test can still result in penalties. Implied consent laws state that when you apply for a driver’s […]

Violating a Restraining Order in Pittsburgh

In Pennsylvania, probation orders are termed Protection from Abuse orders (PFA) and are usually ordered due to rape, abuse, sexual assault, false imprisonment, child abuse, stalking, or threatening. There are three kinds of protection orders issued in Pennsylvania: Emergency orders are issued when the court is closed and last only until the court is open […]

Theft by Deception

Being charged with any criminal offense is stressful. When that offense is theft by deception, it can be life changing. If you are convicted, the conviction will be on your permanent criminal record and will haunt you for the rest of your life. You will have difficulty finding a job, obtaining a car loan or […]

Study Found That PA Drivers Are the Rudest

Results of a recent survey reveal that Pennsylvania is in the top ten of states with the rudest drivers. While many people would agree there is a general decline of courtesy in this society, rude or aggressive driving tends to have disastrous consequences. You may face a steep traffic citation or even kill another driver […]

Reckless Endangerment

A person can be charged with reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor, if they have engaged in a behavior or activity that has foreseeable consequences that are considered dangerous by any reasonable person, and were committed without regard for that potential danger. Even if the danger would not result in death, the charge of recklessly engendering another […]

Penalties for Possession of Schedule III & IV Drugs

In the United States, drugs are regulated by a federal statute, the Controlled Substances Act. This Act classifies certain drugs into five schedules based on how high their potential is for abuse and addiction. These drugs are considered to be “controlled.” Illegal possession (meaning you don’t have a valid prescription), distribution, sales, or manufacture of […]

Possession with Intent to Deliver

If you’ve been charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver, also known as PWID, in Pennsylvania, begin to plan your next steps as soon as possible. This serious felony can be accompanied by very serious fines and penalties. It can also ultimately impact your ability to gain employment or make ends meet if you’re convicted […]

Ignition Interlock Laws

Under Pennsylvania law, many DUI offenders are required to obtain ignition interlock devices for their vehicles. Even some facing their first DUI offense will have to install the device. While this may seem harsh due to the device’s cost, it does allow many people, who otherwise would have lost their driver’s licenses for a year, […]

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Every client we take on receives the same respect and dignity that everyone else in our lives receives. So when you’re ready to work with a criminal defense lawyer who will stand by you and stand up for you, call on our legal team. We are available to represent clients located throughout western Pennsylvania from our central location in Pittsburgh. To learn more or to schedule your free initial consultation, call us today at 412-281-6869 or contact our former prosecutors online.