Robbery or Burglary in Pennsylvania

Many people commonly describe their home being broken into as “them getting robbed.” What many do not know is that, generally, this scenario in Pennsylvania is legally a Burglary. Whether a crime is a robbery or a burglary in Pennsylvania boils down to the specific… read more

Chester County Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP)

In our culture today one of the most common criminal charges, one that fills county dockets across state of Pennsylvania, is Driving Under the Influence (DUI). While many first-time offenders may be eligible for the ARD program (read more by clicking the link) there are… read more

Michael D. DiCindio, Esq. Awarded the 2015 Top 10 Under 40

DiCindio Law, LLC attorney Michael D. DiCindio, Esq.  was recently awarded the 2015 Top 10 Under 40 in Pennsylvania Award for criminal defense lawyers by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Michael DiCindio, Esq. handles all types of criminal defense matters and represents people in West… read more

Heroin Overdose Cases

A major focus of law-enforcement in recent years and especially in recent months has been in preventing heroin overdose deaths from occurring. Heroin overdose cases have become an epidemic that law-enforcement, legislators, and the communities at large are trying to combat. With the vicious effects… read more

Underage Drinking Expungement

When someone has been convicted of an Underage Drinking offense it may have harmful consequences on their future, their job prospects, their educational prospects and/or any licenses and certifications they may seek to obtain. What many people do not know is that upon turning 21,… read more

Driving Under Suspension DUI Related

Under Pennsylvania law and the Pennsylvania vehicle code a person who is convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance will usually face a suspension of his driving privileges. If someone’s driving privileges are suspended due to a prior driving under… read more

What are the Types of Bail?

Bail in Pennsylvania is meant to ensure that the Defendant appears in Court at all future proceedings. There are a few different types of bail that may be imposed – based upon the rules of criminal procedure. Some require that the Defendant post money to… read more

Entrapment – I know the word, but what does it really mean?

It is not uncommon for someone who has been arrested to believe that they were entrapped. It is a word that is generally known, but not generally understood by those who are not involved in the criminal justice system. In order for an entrapment defense to… read more

Search Warrant – What is required and how is one challenged

Drug cases, gun cases and many other countless cases in the criminal system begin with a search warrant. At times, some of these cases also end with a search warrant. If a search warrant is involved in a criminal case, a criminal defense attorney should… read more

Drug Paraphernalia..Do they have to prove it was to be used with drugs?

Under Pennsylvania law, there is a statute that prohibits possessing anything for: “The use of, or possession with intent to use, drug paraphernalia for the purpose of planting, propagating, cultivating, growing, harvesting, manufacturing, compounding, converting, producing, processing, preparing, testing, analyzing, packing, repacking, storing, containing, concealing, injecting,… read more