Penalties for Simple Assault in Pennsylvania

In the past, if a heated argument turned into a physical altercation, the two individuals might get into a fist fight, dust themselves off and shake hands. These days, whenever an argument becomes physical, it could mean that both parties receive a one-way ticket to jail, not to mention thousands in fines. Generally, if someone … Continued

Hit and Run Accidents in Pennsylvania

Car accidents can be nerve-wracking events and no matter how much you mentally prepare for getting into an accident “one day,” when that day comes you may be in shock, nervous, and not exactly thinking with a clear head. After a person is in an accident, they may get scared and speed away, but when … Continued

Probation Rules in Harrisburg

If a criminal defendant is granted probation, parole, or intermediate punishment supervision in Harrisburg or anyplace else in Pennsylvania, this is granted to the defendant with his or her understanding that they will comply with all of the conditions of their supervision. Whenever a person is granted probation, parole, or intermediate punishment, they have to … Continued

Criminal Process in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

If you were recently arrested for a criminal offense in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, you will be interested in Dauphin County’s criminal process. What happens next? What is the difference between the preliminary hearing and the formal arraignment? Will you have to go to trial, or is there another option? Please continue reading as we offer a … Continued

About Dauphin County Drug Court

Were you, or someone you love recently arrested for a drug or alcohol-related offense in Harrisburg or anywhere else in Dauphin County? If so, we would like to tell you about something called “drug court,” a program designed for non-violent offenders who have a drug or alcohol problem. If an offender qualifies for Dauphin County … Continued

State vs. Federal Crimes: Differences

In the United States, we have two different types of courts – state courts and federal courts. In effect, we have two types of crimes, which are state and federal crimes, but what is the difference? Federal crimes are established by Congress and are prosecuted in federal court, whereas state crimes are established by state … Continued

Pennsylvania Penalties for Rape

If someone is accusing you of rape or another sexually-motivated crime, it’s vital that you familiarize yourself with Pennsylvania’s laws pertaining to sexual offenses. If the state is filing criminal charges against you, it will be up to the prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a crime was committed. If you are found … Continued

Identity Theft Charges in Pennsylvania

Are you, or someone you love being accused of committing identity theft in Harrisburg? If so, it’s important that you understand what these charges mean and the long-term consequences of a conviction. The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue explains identity theft as occurring when someone uses another person’s personal identifying information to commit crimes, such as … Continued

First DUI in Pennsylvania

Were you recently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Harrisburg? If so, you are going to want to familiarize yourself with the penalties for this offense. Under Section 3802(a)(1), it is unlawful for an individual to drive, operate, or be in actual physical control of a vehicle while their ability … Continued

Pennsylvania Marijuana Possession Laws

Were you recently arrested for marijuana possession in Pennsylvania? If so, you should be made aware of the penalties that you face upon conviction. Please continue reading for more information on the matter. If you are found guilty of possessing marijuana (pot) in PA, you face the following penalties: 30 grams or less is a … Continued