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Weapons Charges in Pennsylvania

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, it is an offense to carry, possess, sell, or use firearms and ammunition without the required license. Essentially, state authorities handle weapons violations and gun crimes seriously, and a conviction may result in harsh penalties and other life-long ramifications. If you have been arrested and charged with a weapons offense, hiring an aggressive Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney is crucial to help build your defense.

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Driving High: What Happens If I Get a Marijuana DUI?

In the past two decades, states across the country have taken steps to legalize medicinal marijuana as well as recreational marijuana.

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Winter Driving Accidents

The winter season is usually very wet and cold in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, driving through the snow and ice—and unfavorable weather conditions in general—can be difficult and may result in an accident.

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The Heroin & Opioid Epidemic

According to the Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General, the heroin and opioid epidemic is the “number one public health and safety challenge” facing the Commonwealth. In 2021, 5,168 Pennsylvanians died from overdoses, and an average of 14 persons continue to perish each day. Pennsylvania has the third highest use of heroin in the nation and is seventh in the number of deaths due to heroin overdose.

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The Do’s & Don'ts After Receiving a Medical Marijuana Card

Since the passage of a law in 2016, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has allowed the use of medical marijuana to treat certain conditions and diseases. Users must qualify for and obtain an ID card and buy the marijuana product from a state-licensed dispensary.

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Felony Criminal Possession of a Firearm

If you have been charged with criminal possession of a firearm in York or anywhere else in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, you could face severe repercussions. Therefore, it is vital to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney to discuss your best course of action to avoid a conviction or minimize the potential penalties.

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The Advantages of Hiring a Private Practice Attorney

If you have been accused of or charged with a crime, your guilt, innocence, or contributing circumstances are not as important as hiring the right defense attorney to represent you. Of course, retaining one will cost money, but you sometimes do get what you pay for when it comes to legal representation.

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Can I Be Arrested for Drugs That Aren’t Mine?

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, possession of a controlled substance is a consequential offense that is punished severely. Even if you knew nothing about it, you can be arrested and charged with constructive possession for having illicit drugs in your vicinity, care, or control, but not physically on you.

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Understanding DUI Tests

You’re out celebrating a birthday or just the onset of the weekend with friends, and you down a few drinks before heading home. The problem with this scenario is if the police pull you over for a broken tail light or speeding and detect that you’ve been drinking, it is likely you will face a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

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Yes, a DUI Is Worth Fighting

You may think that your first charge of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) isn’t worth fighting. You may think your third DUI isn’t worth the time it will take to hire an attorney to defend you. In either situation, you are facing jail, treatment programs, fines, and the loss of your driving privileges. Surely those penalties make fighting back worth it under any circumstances.

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