Your life circumstances and schedule will change from year to year. You might change jobs; your children's needs and schedules might change; or, you might get married to someone who has different scheduling needs.
If you're accused of theft it may not only surprise you but also insult you if you are innocent. While not everyone who defends him- or herself is innocent of the allegations, many people are.
There are three levels of DUIs in Pennsylvania. The first level is general impairment, which is when a person has a blood alcohol concentration of .08 to .099 percent. The second level is a high BAC, which ranges between .10 and .159 percent. Finally, there is the highest BAC, which is .16 percent or higher.
Whether or not you create a prenuptial agreement before your wedding day depends on many details, including your personal beliefs and your current financial standing.
Marijuana laws have been changing around the country, and Pennsylvania is no exception to that trend. Most recently, Pennsylvania made national news when licenses were issued to twelve companies to grow marijuana under the state's medical marijuana program. These twelve companies are the only businesses or individuals who can legally grow marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania. Even those who receive doctor recommendations and state medical marijuana permits are not permitted to grow marijuana in their homes or elsewhere. Doing so is still a felony under Pennsylvania state law.
People who are on probation or parole are often said to be "on paper" by people familiar with the criminal justice system. If you are on probation or parole, you must ensure that you are in full compliance with the program's requirements. If you violate the conditions of the program, you could face legal action for a probation or parole violation.
It seemed like a simple solution to your back pain. Your close friend offered you some muscle relaxers and painkillers to get you by until you were able to go see a doctor. However, during a traffic stop, a police officer discovered the prescription drugs and charged you with the illegal possession of narcotics. Now you are wondering what to do next.
Divorce has the potential to wreak havoc on both your personal and professional life, especially if you own a business. For the divorcing business owner, it is crucial to begin building your strategy as soon as possible if you hope to keep the business intact throughout the divorce and beyond.
After receiving a drug possession charge, you may be wondering what kind of punishments you might face if the court convicts you. As mentioned in Part 1 of this series, penalties will often depend on the type of drug possession that occurred. If the court has charged you with possession for personal consumption, the penalties will be much less severe than if it charged you with possession with intent to distribute.