If you are a Pennsylvania resident who failed to appear in court for a traffic ticket or any other civil or criminal court proceeding, there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. Rule 1910.13-1 of the Pennsylvania Code provides that whenever you refuse or neglect to show up in court, you are in contempt of court and the judge will issue a bench warrant for your arrest.
It can be frightening to be blamed for a fatality and to face charges as a result. If you were accused of unintentionally causing the death of another person, you are probably facing manslaughter charges. At the Marinaro Law Firm, we often deal with people who are looking at an uncertain future after an accidental death. It may help you and other Pennsylvania residents to understand what defines involuntary manslaughter.
In Pennsylvania and much of the rest of the country, misdemeanors can be divided into two categories: petty and gross. What you're accused of affects whether or not you may receive one charge over the other, but just what differentiates these two charges from each other?
Some people may think that driving without a license in Pennsylvania is not a big deal. However, this is illegal across the country and people may sometimes find themselves facing serious consequences.
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.
In his teens, Anthony Michael Hall became known and loved as the skinny, geeky kid in the 80s hits "The Breakfast Club," "Sixteen Candles" and "Weird Science," among others. Now 48, the former teen star has had a successful ongoing career in movies and television.
If you are like many Pennsylvania residents, when you think about shoplifting you might think about someone walking into a store, grabbing an item off of a shelf and leaving without paying for that item. While certainly this act may be alleged as shoplifting there are actually many other things that could result in you or someone else being accused of retail theft.
Pennsylvania residents who are charged with gross misdemeanors may be wondering if these differ at all from misdemeanor charges. Not many people know that these two different categories exist, but they both carry different types of repercussions with them and can impact you on different levels.
The initial state to adopt a motorcycle helmet law, a seat belt law for front seat passengers and a cellphone law is now looking to add a cutting-edge device to its growing list of "firsts."