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Criminal Convictions That May Disqualify You From a CCW Permit in Pennsylvania

Charged With a Crime in Pennsylvania? It May Affect Your CCW Permit Under the Second Amendment, we have the right to bear arms. However, this right is not unlimited. This means that under certain circumstances, your right to carry a…

What Is Veterans Court in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania’s Veterans Treatment Court (usually called Veterans Court) is an alternative to incarceration for veterans facing criminal charges. Based on similar effective programs (such as Drug Courts), this specialized program helps veterans connect with resources for addiction, mental illness, or…

How Are Police Body Cameras Funded in Pittsburgh?

When a person is arrested, many questions may arise surrounding the legality and circumstances of that arrest. In an attempt to address the uncertainty of events, Pittsburgh utilizes body cameras on law enforcement officers. The city has recently released its…

FAQs About Ignition Interlock Systems in PA

Like many other Pennsylvania drivers, you’re probably aware that a drunk driving conviction carries hefty penalties. A first time DUI could lead to six months’ probation and a $300 fine. The punishments increase for higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels…

Should You Plead No Contest to a DUI Charge in Pittsburgh, PA?

If you find yourself facing a DUI charge in Allegheny County, you may wonder what a no contest, or “nolo contendere,” plea is and whether it might be a good option for you. Nolo Contendere is Latin for “I do…

5 Things to Know About Pennsylvania Theft Charges

Whether embezzlement or shoplifting, being accused of theft will leave you wondering what to expect. After all, theft laws are complex in Pennsylvania —the statutes might not clarify your situation, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the legal system. That’s why…

What is the DUI Hotel Program in Pittsburgh, PA?

Many people facing a first-time DUI in Pennsylvania think they’ll be heading to jail as part of their sentence. In fact, many Pennsylvanians do face incarceration times for their DUI offense and take on hefty fines, ranging from hundreds to…

What is Pennsylvania’s Rape Shield Law and How Does it Affect Criminal Charges?

If you’ve been charged with rape or another sex crime in Pennsylvania, you might feel like your reputation is up for debate while your accuser’s reputation is left untouched. Due to restrictions under Pennsylvania law, some evidence about an alleged…

DUI Blood, Breath, & Urine Tests in Pennsylvania

Being pulled over on suspicion of a DUI can be a stressful experience. Pennsylvania police officers may ask you to prove your sobriety and test your blood alcohol content (BAC) through a series of tests and questions. If you fail…

How to Get a DUI Expunged in Pennsylvania

Having a DUI record in Pennsylvania can be a major setback when it comes to applying for jobs, submitting rental applications, seeking professional licenses, and pursuing opportunities where a criminal background check is required. While many offenses can’t be erased…