What’s the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

Pennsylvania law classifies crimes differently, depending on their seriousness. A misdemeanor offense is considered to be a crime that is less serious than a felony offense. Felonies are considered to be the most serious types of crimes that can be committed and may carry long… read more

Possession of a Controlled Substance in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, like all other states, has regulations governing the possession of controlled substances and the penalties for violating the state laws on controlled substances. However, while all states regulate the possession of controlled substances, state law differs on what is classified as a controlled substance… read more

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

What Happens if I am Convicted of Multiple DUIs?

While Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) convictions are based upon state law, typically, persons convicted of multiple DUIs need to know the possible penalties and situations that could increase the punishment. For the most part, multiple DUI convictions within a specific time period can increase… read more

Do I Have To Tell My Employer About A Drug DUI Offense?

After getting arrested for a drug DUI offense, you may be wondering if you will be able to keep your job after an arrest. While there is always the possibility that you could lose your job, it is also dependent upon what kind of job… read more

What You Need To Know About A Second Offense DUI

A second DUI offense in Pennsylvania is a very serious offense that carries hefty penalties. It has higher mandatory jail time, longer driver suspension, and higher fines than a first-time DUI conviction. To help you understand a bit more about these charges, here is what… read more

What Happens During a DUI Preliminary Hearing?

A drunk driving mistake can potentially result in negative consequences that last well into the future. If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, the next steps can be overwhelming. In most cases, the legal process is slow and painful, but in… read more

Can You Have a DUI Conviction Expunged?

If you have a DUI conviction on your record, then you are probably already aware of the impact it can have on your life, particularly when it comes to applying for loans or to jobs. You may want to consider an expungement of the DUI… read more

What Crimes and Felonies Cannot Be Expunged?

People with criminal records may have an option to have these records expunged from their criminal history. In short, this can allow a person’s criminal history to be treated as if it never happened, with some exceptions. Not all crimes can be expunged. It depends… read more

When Is It Too Late For A DUI Plea Bargain?

The DUI process moves quickly after an arrest. It is important to understand your options in the process. If you are considering taking a plea bargain read on to find out when is the best time to accept for your criminal case. What is a… read more