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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…

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 offense, understanding your rights and taking proactive measures is paramount. Here are some steps to…

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 Get Charges Dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing in Pennsylvania

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How To Get Your Record Sealed or Expunged in Pittsburgh

If you’ve served your sentence and avoided any trouble with the law, you deserve a fresh start. You may be able to prevent the public from learning about your criminal record, or it may be erased from state files. Lifting…

How to Invoke Your Right to Remain Silent & Get an Attorney

We have all seen the reading of a suspect’s Miranda rights on TV and maybe even in real life. The police remind us that we have certain rights, including: The right to remain silent, The right to consult with an…

The Benefits of Allegheny Veterans Treatment Court

The United States of America wouldn’t be what it is without its military. This subset of our population represents some of our country’s best and bravest, and we are forever indebted to their service. Interestingly, the state of Pennsylvania is…

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 to Know about Preliminary Hearings in Pittsburgh?

Unrepresented parties often waive their preliminary hearing because they either think they are guilty and can’t defend against the charges, or that the preliminary hearing is a waste of time. However, this is often the wrong approach. Don’t take unnecessary…