DiCindio Law LLC | December 18, 2019 | Criminal Law
What Is The Difference Between Aggravating and Mitigating Factors?
When people in Pennsylvania are found guilty of crimes, judges will need to determine what sentences are appropriate. What Is The Difference Between Aggravating and Mitigating Factors? The determination of sentences for people convicted of crimes will depend on multiple factors. Judges analyze the various… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | September 30, 2019 | Criminal Law
What is the legal definition of murder?
In Pennsylvania, murder charges are the most serious types of charges that people might face. If you are accused of murder, you could face up to life in prison or capital punishment, depending on the type of murder you are accused of committing. Because of… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | September 27, 2019 | Criminal Law
What is manslaughter?
In Pennsylvania, two types of manslaughter are recognized in the law, including voluntary and involuntary manslaughter. While these crimes are criminal homicides, they are less serious than murder charges. If you have been charged with voluntary or involuntary manslaughter, you should talk to Michael DiCindio… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | July 29, 2019 | Criminal Law
What Is Felony Drunk Driving / Felony DUI?
In Pennsylvania, most DUI cases are charged as misdemeanor offenses. However, the state passed a stricter law in 2018 that makes certain types of DUIs felonies. There are also circumstances under which other DUIs can result in felony charges. If you are facing felony charges… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | June 14, 2019 | Criminal Law
Pennsylvania’s Stand Your Ground Law: What You Need To Know
“Stand your ground” laws have been particularly divisive ever since the case involving the shooting death of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in 2012. Some critics of these laws have referred to them as “shoot first” laws. Proponents of these laws argue that innocent people… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | June 10, 2019 | Criminal Law
How to Avoid a Criminal Record for First-Time Offenders
If you have a criminal record, it can seriously impact your life. A conviction can cause you to lose your job or to have problems finding a new position. Some convictions may cause you to lose your ability to get financial aid for school. You… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | October 23, 2017 | Criminal Law
Rule 600 in Pennsylvania
The wheels of justice turn slowly. An old saying that we who practice in the criminal defense field think about weekly – if not daily. Even though the slow crawl that criminal cases sometimes take is to be expected at times, it is important to… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | January 2, 2017 | Criminal Law
Merger of Criminal Offenses
Many times individuals enter a lawyer’s office wondering why they have been charged with numerous counts of the same or similar offense. While it is not always the case, it is important to know what crimes will or may “merge” for sentencing purposes after trial… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | August 29, 2016 | Criminal Law
Plea Negotiations in Criminal Cases
In today’s modern legal world an increasingly small number of cases filed have been reaching trial, whether bench or jury. While the reasons for this shift are numerous and subject to much debate, the take away is that securing counsel who is not only competent… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | May 9, 2016 | Criminal Law
Mental Health Defenses and Requirements in Criminal Law
Mental health and its interplay with the criminal justice system is an often misunderstood issue. It is also a very complicated issue. Two of the main issues that often arise when addressing mental health and how it applies to a criminal prosecution are competency and… read more