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Will I go to jail for a DUI in Pennsylvania? This is a question that I am often asked and the answer depends on a number of factors.

If you are found not guilty, the answer is NO!  You are presumed innocent until proven guilty. You do not have the burden of proving your...

As a criminal defense attorney, one of the first things I am often asked when meeting new people is "What should I REALLY do if I get arrested?" It seems that pop-culture and television have given people some incorrect ideas of how to act around police officers.

First a...

DUI checkpoints are legal so long as they meet certain requirements. The legality of the checkpoint depends upon:

  • The length of the stop;

  • The type of warnings given to drivers as they approach the checkpoint;

  • Whether the checkpoint had prior administrative...

October 9, 2018

Car dealers commit fraud in a multitude of ways, but the most common examples include material misrepresentation and omissions. Examples of car dealer misconduct include:

Dealer lied about the financing

Many times, dealers will take a deposit, then later tell you the fi...

June 29, 2018

By signing House Bill No. 1419, Governor Wolf initiated a new process for sealing criminal records. The law will seal charges that did not end in a conviction, as well as low-level nonviolent crimes after 10 years.

The law will not operate as an expungement. Rather, it...

May 18, 2018

Bail in Pennsylvania | Philadelphia Bail Assignment Lawyer

When a defendant is charged with a crime, the first hearing in their case will be a Preliminary Arraignment. Unless the defendant is charged for a capital crime such as murder or a charge carrying life imprisonm...

March 5, 2018

Ferrari has admitted to knowingly allowing its dealers to roll back mileage on pre-owned vehicles. In a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former Ferrari dealership employee in Florida, Ferrari has admitted that it provided access codes to allow dealers to reset odometer...

February 28, 2018

Is it a privacy violation for police to access your phone location data without a warrant? I’d venture to say that most Americans feel this type of search is not proper. There is a case currently pending before the Supreme Court called Carpenter v. United States, which...

February 14, 2018

The long wait for medicinal marijuana is coming to an end for Pennsylvania residents. The first dispensary in Pennsylvania is scheduled to open tomorrow in Butler, PA. Organic Remedies in Enola is scheduled to open this Friday, and four other dispensaries around the st...

February 13, 2018

Car dealers use many deceptive practices to sell their vehicles, but perhaps none are as deceptive as Yo-Yo financing. The term Yo-Yo financing refers to the back and forth natures of a vehicle’s ownership (sold, repossessed, sold to another person, repossessed again).

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