My mother broke into my room with a butterknife armed with a karate bow staff, attempted to hit me and the girl I was with due to disapproval of the girl, I backed her out of the room she fell back I fell back and continued to fight me so I placed my hand on her neck and then guided her to floor... View More
The police can decide to charge any person they reasonably believe to have committed a crime based on the information available and the investigation conducted at the scene of an alleged crime. I would think that the police were more sympathetic towards your mother than you given the...View More
you need to speak with your attorney. i cant give you advice since you are represented. However, seems that a decision either to plead guilty to the facts as asserted by the Commonwealth or go to trial are the options, and you chose to plead guilty. you will have an opportunity at sentencing to...View More
I currently have a misdemeanor for simple assault in 2015, my first year of college. In order to continue grad school for social work I'm in need of guidance and assistance with expungement, petition sealing, automated sealing or pardon.
You may be eligible to petition to have the record sealed, but it will depend on the grading of the offense and the rest of your criminal history (if you have any). You won't be eligible for expungement or automatic sealing given the nature of the offense. Reach out to an attorney for more...View More
The short answer is, 365 days from the date of the filing of a criminal complaint. However, this does not include what the law describes as "excludable time" which could be time in a diversionary treatment program or continuance requests by defense counsel for investigation and trial...View More
Im applying for a job at 31.80$ an hour. After passing the interview and the day before orientation I notice on the website they had changed it online to 22$ a hour. If they try to change it when I go to orientation tomorrow can I sue?
I receive allimony from my x husband. However I started out in the negative when he left me after 22 years of marriage and now I have a ton of credit card bills that are all suing me . On top of it I am in the process of getting a dui charg and my life has fallen apart. I am trying to get it back... View More
There may be a potential argument that the Commonwealth isnt acting with due diligence to bring you to trial if they know where you are and don't make any effort to writ you in; however, the law on rule 600a motions is very pro commonwealth and defendant's motions to dismiss are not often granted.
They have very little money and the home owners insurance won't help them. The previous owner denies it was a meth lab despite heavy evidence to the contrary. However they have no money to sue in court. The house is under a mortgage. Its also unsafe to live in. They need to leave the home if... View More
I was charged with public intoxication but plead noy guilty due to the circumstances and that my professional license would be affected. The magistrate offered a plea to a local ordinance violation that he said would stay local and not be accessible without search warrant. I received a citation... View More
The difference is that public drunkenness is a violation of the Pennsylvania crimes code, whereas a local ordinance is not. It is only a violation of the local ordinance, or administrative code. It is not a criminal offense, but there will still be a public record generated in connection with the...View More
You can still be violated for "police contact" even if the new charges result in an acquittal or get dismissed. The severity of the violation for police contact is much less than for a new conviction. You should immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your...View More
My fiancé was arrested for his friend leaving a marijuana roach in his car. He has his medical marijuana license and wasn't aware his friend did that. The cops pulled him over for having a tail light out. The cop noticed the roach right away and told him he was impaired. Had him do a sobriety... View More
The wait is for the blood work. He should request his license. There is no automatic suspension in Pennsylvania. They would have to show that the THC in his blood was sufficient for him to be intoxicated. If they press the charges he should have an attorney. By the way he shouldn't drive with...View More
if an object is next to it the assumption is that it is there for anyone to take. However if trash is in a bag, the presumption is that the homeowner left it there with an expectation of privacy. That doesn't mean it's illegal.
In Pennsylvania the issue is whether you had intent...View More
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