If you read Pennsylvanian newspapers or watch crime shows on television, you have probably heard the terms "assault" and "battery." Because they are often paired together, you may mistakenly think that they mean the same thing.
Pennsylvanian residents, especially the younger ones, may know about the recent shoplifting "trend". Younger people are stealing from stores for thrill or as a form of supposed protest against corporations. However, this theft affects real businesses and employees, and those who steal may not get off as lightly as they seem to believe.
As Pennsylvania youths get older, they may love the thought of staying out later at night. As a parent, you know that teenagers may not always consider curfew laws and what might happen if these laws are broken. At the Marinaro Law Firm, we are committed to helping you and your teenagers understand their options if your teens find themselves in trouble with the law.
When people hear that someone has been charged with a misdemeanor, they may wonder what exactly this term means and how it is different from other offenses. If people want to have a good understanding of Pennsylvania law, it is important to understand how crimes are classified.
People in Pennsylvania who are charged with criminal offenses may find that entering into a plea agreement is a reasonable option for them. This may happen whether they are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. A plea agreement does not necessarily mean that a person will not experience some penalty but the outcome may be less severe than otherwise depending on the nature of the deal.
As a resident of Pennsylvania, facing charges of forgery can come at a surprising cost. Marinaro Law Firm is here to explain exactly what sort of consequences you risk facing if you're ever convicted of a forgery-related charge.
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 Even if your license hasn't been revoked or suspended, simply forgetting to carry yours with you can also result in repercussions, even if it's not as potentially damaging.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.