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

When Can You Claim Self-Defense in Pennsylvania?

If you have been charged with a violent crime in Chester County, Pennsylvania, you need to identify all of the potential defenses that you might raise. Violent crimes in Pennsylvania can result in serious penalties. Depending on your charges, you could face decades in prison… read more

What Is The Difference Between Domestic And Non-Domestic Violence?

Whether you might be charged with a domestic violence or non-domestic violence offense depends on the relationship between you and the alleged victim. A broad variety of offenses can be charged as domestic violence offenses, and Pennsylvania does not have a separately defined crime called… read more

How To Prove Self Defense In PA?

Under Pennsylvania law, you are allowed to defend yourself when you face certain types of threats. If it is justified, the law allows you to even use deadly force or a weapon to defend yourself or others. You can even use a weapon, and sometimes… read more

Should You Represent Yourself In Court in Pennsylvania?

While people are allowed to represent themselves in court, they must first be found to be competent to do so before a judge will allow them to do so. Even if a person is found to be competent enough to represent himself or herself, however,… read more

Filling Out Firearm Applications Incorrectly

***Note: This blog article is for informational purposes only. Our law firm does not handle matters outside Pennsylvania. *** When you purchase a firearm in Pennsylvania, you must complete a federal Firearms Transactions Record Form or Form 4473 and a Pennsylvania Police Application/Record of Sale… read more

Does A DUI Conviction Affect Your Insurance In Pennsylvania?

Being convicted of a DUI in Pennsylvania can lead to severe penalties. If you are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will face the possibility of jail time, thousands of dollars in fines and penalties, a suspended license, and others…. read more