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Teen Sexting Laws in Pennsylvania

With the advent of smartphones has come a problem that’s perplexing parents and educators alike: An increasing number of teens are sending partially or fully nude photos of themselves to other teens. The FBI defines sexting as sending or receiving photos of a sexual nature, generally by cell phone, and estimates that between 4 and […]

Cyber Bullying Laws

While bullying has been a problem for generations, the issue has only grown because of the expanded use of the Internet and the anonymity it provides. People can pretend to be someone else and are more willing to say and do things they may not otherwise do in person. This can make cyber bullying a […]

Can You Be Charged with a DUI for Sleeping in Your Car?

After a night out drinking, you might consider “sleeping it off” in your vehicle — rather than driving — to be a prudent strategy. In Pennsylvania, however, you can be arrested for driving under the influence even if your car is not moving. State law prohibits individuals from driving, operating or being “in actual physical […]

Stop and Frisk Laws in Pennsylvania

The US Constitution gives all citizens the right to freedom from unreasonable searches and seizure; in most cases, this requires authorities to have a warrant before entering your home or searching your person or possessions. The exception to this rule is called “Stop and Frisk”, which gives police the right to stop you and frisk, […]

What is a Bench Warrant?

There are many different kinds of warrants that can be issued depending on what you are wanted for. While many of the warrants people think of when they hear the term are related to laws they have broken, allowing the police to bring them in to be charged, a bench warrant is a little different. […]

Is a DUI a Felony or Misdemeanor in PA?

Many times, people do not realize the amount of alcohol they are consuming. Whether an individual drinks a small glass of wine, a bottle of beer or drinks a shot, each of these constitute as one drink; however, how many drinks can an individual have before becoming impaired? Once an individual’s Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) […]

Top 5 Most Impactful Anti-Drunk Driving Ads From Around the World

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in 2013 more than 1.2 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.  The National Highway Safety Administration states that in 2013 there were more than 1,200 deaths related to drinking and driving in the state of Pennsylvania. According to a report from […]

Filming Police with the Pennsylvania Mobile Justice App

Racial profiling, over-policing and excess force are plaguing communities all over the country: Pennsylvania’s American Civil Liberties Union empowers Pennsylvanians with a new app designed to address law enforcement misconduct. The Mobile Justice PA app came about partly due to the instances in which Philadelphia police officers impeded or arrested citizens who were filming them. […]

Sex Offenders and Pennslyvania’s Megan’s Law

Because many people are uncomfortable talking about sex crimes, it can often be difficult for individuals to define what constitutes a sex offender. A lack of understanding of these laws can lead to inadvertently breaking the law. In addition, when the general public doesn’t understand the laws, it can create even more confusion and put […]

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