October 2017 Archives

Pennsylvania's definition of rape

You have probably seen, read or heard reports of someone being accused of a sex crime in Pennsylvania many times. However, have you ever stopped to think about just what a particular criminal charge really means. There are very clear definitions that the law uses when identifying a particular offense. When it comes to rape, the Pennsylvania General Assembly indicates that actual sexual intercourse is involved.

Three potential benefits to bankruptcy before divorce

If you are like many spouses in Pennsylvania who is considering getting a divorce, you and your partner may be experiencing serious financial problems. Like it or not, money woes and marriage woes all too often go hand in hand and it may even be impossible to determine which came first. If your financial issues are extreme enough, you might even consider filing for bankruptcy. Depending on what type of bankruptcy is right for you, there may be benefits to this for your divorce.

U.S. opioid addiction continues to grow

People who hear or read reports of arrests made involving drugs in Pennsylvania should carefully consider that there may be more to the story than someone allegedly breaking the law. In many cases, people accused of drug crimes have underlying addictions or substance abuse problems that put them in the position of being arrested as they struggle with the vicious cycle of drug addiction.

How many crimes are recorded in Lancaster County?

If you live in any part of Pennsylvania, you might find it interesting to know how many people are arrested or charged with crimes in a given area. For some people, these types of statistics may make them feel more secure about living some places because they believe a crime rate is lower. For other people, it may give insights into the police action and even fairness of officers in a region. 

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