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How to get Drug Paraphernalia Charges Dropped

One of the most common charges issued in the Pittsburgh area is drug paraphernalia charges. Many believe that an individual must be in possession of an illegal substance to be charged, but this is far from the truth. Drug paraphernalia…

Can Cell Phone Video Be Used as Evidence in Court?

It is very common for people to take their phones out and photograph or film exciting things in their daily lives. If you are witnessing a crime, it is understandable that you may begin recording the incident on your cell…

Do I have to get out of my car for the Police?

Are They Violating Your Rights? Knowing your rights in this day and age is extremely important while interacting with a Pittsburg police officer or other law enforcement agent in the state of Pennsylvania. Let’s say, you forgot to turn your…

What Happens at Bail Hearings?

What Happens After I’ve Been Arrested in Pittsburgh? Not every criminal offense is an arrestable offense. Often, the police officer will serve you a citation with a court date on it. Many times, it’s for a traffic offense like not…

What Happens When the Police Break Up a Party?

House parties are common when kids are out of school and college students are back at their homes for the summer. Social media makes it easy for teens to learn about these events, and small gatherings can quickly turn into…

How to Get Drug Trafficking Charges Dismissed

If you have been arrested for a drug crime like trafficking, you’re not alone. Between 2000 and 2018, more than 302,000 people were arrested for drug crimes in Allegheny County. Luckily, you have options to dismiss your charges depending on…

What Is Veterans Court?

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…

Pennsylvania DMV Locations

If you’re looking for all there is to know about DMV locations in Pennsylvania, then you’ve come to the right place. No matter where you are in the state, we can point you in the right direction regarding all of…

What Is a Bench Warrant?

A bench warrant is a special form of warrant in the U.S. The “bench” warrant is known by this name since it is officially issued by a judge who sits “on the bench” in the courtroom, according to information from…

What Is Megan’s Law?

Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law is the State Police’s obligation to create and maintain a sex offender registry. Such registry must include persons convicted of Certain Sexual Offenses in Pennsylvania or another jurisdiction. Anyone who has entered a plea of guilt or…

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