Miranda Warnings: What Happens if the Police Don’t Read You Your Rights

Unfortunately, television shows and movies have resulted in numerous misconceptions about when police officers must read a person the Miranda warning. For example, many people believe that the court automatically dismisses the case if the police officers do not read the Miranda warning. While the… read more

Breaking Down Attorney-Client Privilege: What it Means and How it Can Affect Your Case

A person seeking a lawyer wants legal advice about a legal matter. However, they also want to know that what they discuss with the lawyer remains private and confidential. Attorney-client privilege allows that person to openly discuss their situation without fear the information will be… read more

Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney

The terms “lawyer” and “attorney” are often used interchangeably. Although both lawyer and attorney refer to someone educated in the field of law, there are historical differences between lawyers and attorneys.  A lawyer was a person who was educated and trained in the practice of… read more

Is Strangulation A Felony in PA?

Pennsylvania passed a new law in 2016 that created a separate crime of strangulation. Previously, when someone was accused of choking or strangling someone while inflicting minimal or no injuries, the defendant would have been charged with simple assault or harassment. However, the new law… read more

Is Cyberbullying A Crime In PA?

Cyberbullying is a real problem in Pennsylvania and across the U.S. This is a type of bullying that occurs online and frequently happens on social media and through text messaging. Teenagers can be the victims or perpetrators of cyberbullying, and this type of behavior can… read more

Understanding the Difference Between Burglary and Criminal Trespass

In Pennsylvania, criminal trespass and burglary are related, but they are separate offenses. Both the state’s burglary and criminal trespass laws are meant to protect the public and the property people own from people entering their private property without their permission. However, burglary includes additional… read more

What Makes Federal Charges More Severe Than State Charges?

Facing criminal charges in Pennsylvania can be frightening, and if the charges you are facing are federal, you could be facing even more severe penalties. While criminal charges filed in either state or federal court can result in long prison sentences, stiff fines, and other… read more

What Is The Difference Between State Charges And Federal Charges?

Most people who are charged with crimes in Pennsylvania will face charges in state court. However, there are some cases in which people will be federally charged for certain criminal offenses. While criminal laws are generally the province of state legislatures and are prosecuted at… read more

Can I Be Charged If I Fall Asleep Behind The Wheel In PA?

Many people in Pennsylvania get behind the wheel when they are drowsy. According to the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, drowsy drivers may be responsible for up to 6,000 fatal accidents in the U.S. each year. If you fall asleep behind the wheel,… read more

What To Do If Charged With A Crime While Visiting Chester County

Being charged with a crime while visiting Chester County, Pennsylvania can be scary. If the police suspect you of committing a criminal offense and ask you to talk to them, you should refuse to talk and ask for a criminal defense lawyer. You should never… read more