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What are your Miranda rights?

If you watch cop shows in Pennsylvania or read crime novels, you are probably familiar with the standard recitation that police typically give when advising an arrestee of his or her Miranda rights. You may not have ever given this much thought, but if the police ever arrest you on criminal charges, you need to be aware of your Miranda rights. According to FindLaw, if police do not advise you of your Miranda rights prior to questioning you, the evidence obtained from the questioning is not admissible in court. 

High Court ruling paves way for charges against clergy

When most residents in Pennsylvania think about a person accused of a criminal offense may have a stereotype in their mind about that person. The profile is not often likely to involve someone considered responsible or in a position of power. The thought that a religious figure be charged with a crime may be even further from their minds. That, however, may well change soon.

What determines penalties for drug related crimes?

Residents of Pennsylvania who are facing drug-related charges may be concerned about how it will impact your future. This is especially true if you are facing felony charges. Marinaro Law Firm can illustrate the difference between drug-related crimes and how what you are being charged with can impact your potential penalties.

Muslims in America: the challenges they face

Today's social climate reflects a tension in regard to terrorism and terroristic threats. Repeated attacks around the globe have resulted in an increased nationwide anxiety. While these attacks are certainly heinous, there are many accusations of threats that appear unfounded. When a person is wrongly accused of a terroristic attack, his or her reputation and quality of life are inevitably put on the line.  

Defense seeks overturning of conviction

It is understandable that many people in Pennsylvania may feel as though all hope is lost after they have been convicted of a crime by a judge or a jury. However, it is vital that defendants remember that the criminal justice system guarantees them the right to fair treatment and a fair and full defense. In some cases, this involves the appeal of an original verdict or even the request to overturn a decision that has already been handed down.

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