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What Happens to Medical Professionals in PA Who Are Accused of Sex Crimes?

Whether it involves doctors, nurses, or dentists, when medical professionals in Pennsylvania face accusations of sex crimes, the repercussions are devastating, affecting not only their personal lives but also their careers and professional standing. At Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal…

When is There Probable Cause to Search a Vehicle in Pennsylvania?

Vehicle Search and Seizure Laws in Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently restricted the police’s ability to search your vehicle unless they have a very good reason. The court’s 55-page decision boils down to when officers can and cannot search…

What to Do When You Are Falsely Accused of a Crime in Pennsylvania

False criminal accusations in Pennsylvania can completely alter your life and tarnish your reputation. Whether you’re accused of theft, assault, drug possession, or any other criminal offense, understanding your rights and taking proactive measures is paramount. If you are falsely…

What Are Your Rights When the Police Pull You Over in Pennsylvania?

There’s often a misunderstanding on what a police officer can and cannot do during a traffic stop in Pennsylvania. In an effort to be compliant with police and act in good faith, you might end up making self-incriminating statements or…

How to Fight False Sex Crime Allegations in Pennsylvania

False allegations of a sex crime can have dire consequences. You face severe criminal penalties if you are convicted. However, even if you aren’t found guilty, your reputation may be ruined to your friends, family, coworkers, or the entire community….

What College Students Should Expect if Charged with a Crime in PA

PA universities, colleges, and technical institutes are remarkable centers of learning. But sometimes, college students learn lessons the hard way if they are arrested or charged with a crime. In mild scenarios, these charges could translate to a warning from…

How to Deal with Disorderly Conduct Charges in Pittsburgh

Even though disorderly conduct is often charged as a summary offense in PA, which is the least serious of crimes, you can still face jail and other negative consequences if convicted. The penalties are even tougher if you are facing…

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…