Pennsylvania White Collar Crime Questions & Answers

Q: I was charged with forgery in 2001. I used someone's credit card in PA spent 500.00 returned all merchandise. First offe

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 3, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
Here's the forgery statute in full:

"§ 4101 Forgery

(a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of forgery if, with intent to defraud or injure anyone, or with knowledge that he is facilitating a fraud or injury to be perpetrated by anyone, the actor:

(1) alters any writing of another without his authority;

(2) makes, completes, executes, authenticates, issues or transfers any writing so that it purports to be the act of another who did not authorize that act,...

Q: Do you have to be made aware of a search warrant? Are you privy to the inventory (or copy of it) found in the search?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Answered on May 22, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
If you are charged with a crime and there is a search warrant involved, you will get a copy of it -- as well as the inventory list of items seized -- from the District Attorney's Office when they forward their "discovery" to you. That happens at the Court of Common Pleas level, and you're not entitled to it until your case reaches that point. You have no right to know about the search warrant before it's executed -- frankly, that would obliterate the whole point of a search warrant, since...

Q: Key duplication fraudulent

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 26, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
I suggest you contact your local police department. Let them handle it, and they'll also make a report of your concerns. While you're doing that, change your locks again for your own peace of mind.

Best of luck!

Q: I asked for the discovery to my federal case and was told I couldn't get it.what can I do to get it?i have my adictment

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 25, 2018
NiaLena Caravasos' answer
There may be a protective order in your case, which could explain why you cannot have and/or see your discovery. However, you will need to know what the evidence is against you in order to make proper decisions in your case, so you can certainly ask your lawyer when she/he will be able to discuss it with you.

Q: What are our options?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Apr 27, 2017
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer
Its hardbto second guess another attorney, and here is why, they have discovery and we dont. They know more about the judge and officer than we do. And finally, they know more about your neice. This is why it twetwrs on the brink of an ethical breach to second guess an attorney.

What I can say is that if she isnt comfortable with her attorney she should change lawyers. She should know why he isnt filing suppression. Miranda is over used on TV, the reality is it is very limited in...

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