DiCindio Law LLC | April 6, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Things Cops Do That Are Illegal: What a Police Officer Can and Cannot Do in Pennsylvania
There are many times we wonder if police can legally do what they are doing. Can they lie to you? Do they need a warrant to search your house? What about your car? The law as it relates to what police can and can’t do… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | March 28, 2022 | Weapons
What Happens If You Are Caught With A Ghost Gun In PA?
Ghost guns are guns that people can make themselves. Still, you cannot give it to someone else, sell it, or create it when you are a person prohibited from owning or possessing firearms under state or federal law. At the time of this writing, legislatures are actively… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | March 25, 2022 | Domestic Violence
What Happens When a Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want to Press Charges in Pennsylvania?
You might assume that you do not need to worry about a criminal conviction if a domestic violence victim does not want to press charges. However, that is not always the case. Even without a domestic violence victim’s cooperation, you could be convicted of domestic… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | March 20, 2022 | DUI
How Often Do DUI Cases Go to Trial?
Driving under the influence is a crime under Pennsylvania law. Therefore, all DUI cases have the potential to go to trial. In reality, only a small percentage of DUI cases go to trial. Most individuals settle drunk driving charges without a trial. Plea bargains are… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | March 15, 2022 | DUI
Is DUI a Felony in West Chester, PA?
West Chester, PA, home of the West Chester University of Pennsylvania North Campus and many local points of interest, is attractive to both residents and visitors alike. West Chester and Chester County are well-served by local highways, including Pennsylvania Route 3 (PA 3), PA 926,… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | February 22, 2022 | Sex Offenses
Are you Legally Required to Tell Someone You Have Herpes in Pennsylvania?
No, you are generally not legally required to tell someone you have herpes. However, if you knowingly engage in sexual activity with that person, you could face criminal and civil penalties for failing to tell the person you have herpes. Therefore, if you are accused… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | February 10, 2022 | DUI
How Long Does Alcohol Stay on Your Breath?
In Pennsylvania, as in all states, anyone who is suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) can be requested to take a breathalyzer test to determine their blood alcohol content (BAC). Refusing to take a breathalyzer test in Pennsylvania will… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | February 1, 2022 | Criminal Law
Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney
The terms “lawyer” and “attorney” are often used interchangeably. Although both lawyer and attorney refer to someone educated in the field of law, there are historical differences between lawyers and attorneys. A lawyer was a person who was educated and trained in the practice of… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | January 20, 2022 | Criminal Defense
Am I Being Detained? 6 Questions You Should Ask During Interactions With the Police in West Chester
If you are stopped by police, asking certain questions can help you get on your way without being wrongfully accused of a crime. They can also help tee up a defense if you are ultimately charged with a crime. For instance, if the police give… read more
DiCindio Law LLC | January 11, 2022 | Criminal Defense
5 Things to Remember if You’re up Against False Accusations in Court in West Chester
In this blog, Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney Michael DiCindio discusses 5 things to remember if you’re up against false accusations in court in West Chester. You Have the Right to Remain Silent and the Right to an Attorney The first of the 5 things to… read more