What Is The Difference Between Homicide And Murder In PA?

Some Pennsylvanians use the terms “murder” and “homicide” interchangeably. While these terms are also frequently used interchangeably in television crime dramas, they are not synonymous and instead have different legal definitions. Criminal homicide is an umbrella term that includes many different types of offenses, including… read more

Penalties For Carrying Firearms Without A License In Pennsylvania

Serving South Eastern Pennsylvania and Philadelphia While Pennsylvania has an open carry policy for firearms, it is illegal to carry a firearm that is concealed on your person or in your vehicle. Certain people are also prohibited from possessing or owning firearms under any circumstances…. read more

How To Beat A Gun Charge In PA

***Note: This blog article is for informational purposes only. Our law firm does not handle matters outside Pennsylvania. *** While Pennsylvania’s gun laws are relatively lenient, there are multiple firearms charges that could result in serious penalties and felony convictions. In Pennsylvania, gun crimes are… read more

Persons Not To Possess A Firearm

While many people in Pennsylvania own firearms, certain people are prohibited from owning or possessing them under federal or state law. If you have been convicted of certain types of offenses or meet certain other criteria, you could face additional charges if you own or… read more

Can You Have A Firearm In Your House Without A License In PA?

While Pennsylvania is an open-carry state for firearms, carrying a concealed firearm without a license can result in criminal charges and serious penalties. People can avoid these types of charges by applying for a concealed-carry license in the state if they are at least 21… read more

First Offense Gun Charge in PA

In Pennsylvania, it is legal for adults to openly carry firearms without having to get a permit. All citizens have a constitutional right to carry arms to defend themselves. However, not everyone in Pennsylvania is allowed to own, possess, or carry guns and may not… read more

Understanding the Preservation of Evidence in Criminal Cases

Today we’re talking about understanding the preservation of evidence in criminal cases. When people are criminally prosecuted in Pennsylvania, the government must preserve the evidence that it gathers during criminal investigations to protect the due process rights of defendants. The duty to preserve evidence also… read more

What Is The Difference Between Contributory Negligence and Comparative Negligence

In personal injury cases, determining who was at fault for an accident is a key issue. An injured victim cannot sue someone else and recover damages without showing that the person was at fault for causing the accident and injuries. In some situations, an injured… read more

Consequences of a Hit-and-Run Accident in Pennsylvania

Consequences of a Hit-and-Run Accident in Pennsylvania is our topic for today. If you are involved in an accident in Pennsylvania in which property is damaged or someone is injured or killed, you must exchange information with the other driver and remain at the scene…. read more

Timeline for a slip-and-fall lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Each year, many people are injured after slipping or tripping and falling in Pennsylvania. When an accident happens on someone else’s property and is caused by the property owner’s negligence, the injured victim may be entitled to recover damages by filing a personal injury lawsuit…. read more