Imagine that you are going through the divorce process and have concerns about child custody, child support and how you'll raise your child in the future.
It's a reality that people can be charged for driving under the influence if they've used drugs or had alcohol to drink before getting behind the wheel. Any time a person is too inebriated to drive, it puts others at risk, which is why the law is designed as it is.
When you receive drug possession charges, it is not time to lie down and wait for the legal hammer to fall, hoping that the judge has a good day and goes easy on you. While this may make for interesting television, your life and your rights are far too valuable to leave to chance.
You had a few drinks. You decided to drive home, knowing that you didn't feel intoxicated enough to have to worry. Despite driving safely, you see an officer turn on his lights behind you.
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.