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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: How long do you think my boyfriend would be looking at it he's being charged with statutory sexual assault?

He has previous charges of indecent exposure of a minor and is currently on probation.

Mark McCulloch
Mark McCulloch answered on Apr 20, 2017

This is a serious offense. Because I don't know all the details, it is very hard to say but based on the two pieces of information you have listed, a prior sex charge and being on probation, you would be wise to immediately find a qualified criminal defense attorney. There is no easy answer to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband filed an appeal 5 months agao and still haven't received any information back how long is the process
Mark McCulloch
Mark McCulloch answered on Apr 20, 2017

I know that waiting is frustrating. But the appellate process grinds along very slowly. I don't know what kind of appeal you have or which court is considering it but generally, if you are appealing a criminal case to the Superior Court, which is the appellate court that hears appeals from... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you represent yourself in the court of common pleas during an appeal from a small claims court ruling?
Mark McCulloch
Mark McCulloch answered on Apr 20, 2017

Absolutely you can represent yourself. However, my advice is don't. Just because you can do something doesn't mean it is a good idea. As a self-represented litigant, you are still held to the same standards as an attorney and that means understanding the rules and procedures of the court... Read more »

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