In Pennsylvania, driving without a license can net you some serious penalties. Even if your license hasn't been revoked or suspended, simply forgetting to carry yours with you can also result in repercussions, even if it's not as potentially damaging.
When you receive a driver's license in Pennsylvania, you need to know that the state has the ability to suspend your license if you amass a certain number of points. Points are added to your driving record when you are cited for various traffic infractions. The number of points added to your license may vary based upon the nature of the infraction. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, most citations result in two or three points being added to your license but some offenses will add four or even five points at one time.
In order to keep the general public safe, Pennsylvania has some strict firearm laws. Unfortunately, this means that you might end up breaking one of these complex and extensive laws without even realizing it. Here at Marinaro Law Firm, we work to protect your firearm rights in the face of potential revocation.
When you apply for college in Pennsylvania, you may not give much thought to a question about your criminal record. If you have a misdemeanor on your record, though, you may wonder if you might be denied admission if you answer honestly.
If you are charged with a misdemeanor in Pennsylvania, you may be most concerned with avoiding a conviction. You may not realize that whether you are convicted or not, this charge could damage your finances.
When you're pulled over in Pennsylvania for a traffic violation, there are different categories of charges that you could end up facing. Two of the categories that most charges fall under are infractions and misdemeanors. Each comes with penalties that have their own level of severity.
When Pennsylvania residents are convicted of a misdemeanor, they may not consider how this will affect their job search. However, this conviction typically shows up in background checks and it is important for people to know how they should handle this charge as they look for jobs.
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?