If you have been indicted by the federal government, you would have received some sort of notification from the federal agency involved. If you are concerned that you might have been indicted or that you might be under investigation, you should definitely contact a federal criminal defense attorney...Read more »
Accidental credit card fraud. I used someone else's credit card to make a purchase. I then tried to make another purchase with card and it didn't work. I tried to use the card again. The screen then said something about card being offline. I used a different card the for the purchase and... Read more »
Do NOT speak to the police without a warrant. More information is needed to give you advice. Did you know the person whose credit card it was? If not, you could be charged with felonies, including access device fraud, theft, identity theft. If you knew the person, if they say you did not nave...Read more »
If a signature on a document is forged where there will be no financial gain, is that less serious than forging, say, a check? If a signature is forged on a birthday card, for example, without the person’s knowledge or permission, would this be punishable in court? It is, I would say, a little... Read more »
The short answer is "Yes," it is a crime. The key to Pennsylvania's forgery statute is that there must be an "intent to defraud or injure." Whether a crime is committed is not determined by the outcome, i.e. a financial gain by the actor, but by whether the actor's...Read more »
Pennsylvania is one of twelve states that upholds two-party consent for communications recording. To secretly record a conversation with consent from only one party in Pennsylvania is therefore illegal.
I was approached by Security after I came back from my break and was ordered to take my shoes and socks off in front of customers. No one else working along side me was searched or questioned. CCTV was rolled back and did not show me taking the property that was not mine.
I had never been in trouble, I was given an f2 unauthorized act in writing. Only thing I did was sign the reciept. From what I have researched I should of gotten a misdemeanor not a F2 and m2 for theft by unlawful taking
If the police issued a warrant for my cell and their probable cause for the search IS A LIE, can the whole thing (case) be thrown out? Do I have a right to know my phone records are being searched? Do I have a right to know WHAT was found during the search?
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...Read more »
I bought security locks for my home from a company named BiLock. In order to get a duplicate key you must send a written authorization. I was at my parents home recuperating from surgeries on my leg. Oddly my driver license went missing for a short while and the card with the key code was missing... Read more »
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...Read more »
My niece is 32 yrs old facing serious charges that consist felony 3's. She has a college degree a full time job & has never been in trouble prior to this. She had an addiction that took over her life & is working desperately to change her life. Her attorney has not done much to defend... Read more »
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.
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