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"Operation Safe Holiday" to Crackdown on Drunk Driving

With the holiday season always comes an added danger for travelers on the road, but this year, several Pennsylvania agencies are teaming up to keep drivers safer. As Gant Daily reports, PennDOT, the ...
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Man Receives Probation for Flying Drone

In a case that may set precedent for years to come, a Los Angeles man has received three years of probation for flying his remote-controlled drone too close to a police helicopter. In addition to 30 ...
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Criminal Expungements in PA

At Curcillo Law, LLC, we believe that no one should face a lifetime of consequences for a mistake they may have made. When you or a loved one have been convicted of a crime, your record remains for ...
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4th of July Fireworks: What Is Legal in Pennsylvania?

As a former prosecutor and practicing criminal defense attorney, I’ve had a lot of people ask me about Pennsylvania’s laws regarding fireworks. The law in our state is definitely one of ...
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Protection From Abuse Orders - From the Eyes of the Accused

Question: Who can file for a PFA Order? Answer: Your spouse; your boyfriend, girlfriend, or significant other; any person with whom you have had sexual or intimate relations; the parent of your ...
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Are More Police Body Cameras Coming to Pennsylvania?

While other states have embraced the use of police body cameras, Pennsylvania has been hesitant to adopt the new technology. This is mainly due to state wiretap law concerning citizen privacy: ...
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What Is A Plea Bargain?

One of the options that may be available to someone facing a criminal charge is to take a plea bargain. Unlike taking a case to court and waiting for the judge and jury to determine what their ...
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Defenses to Criminal Charges

The core component to being found guilty of a crime is proving that the suspected criminal committed the crime beyond any reasonable doubt. This means that if there is any evidence that suggests that ...
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Norway Law Leaves Insanity Ruling in Criminal Cases to the Medical Experts

When it comes to determining whether insanity was a factor in the commission of a crime, there are other countries that use much more enlightened approaches than the United States. According to one ...
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One Case Demonstrating the Failures of Our Criminal Justice System

Read about how a teenager got stuck on the sex offender registry for a sex crime he and others attest he never committed. Even the alleged victim's mother worked to defend the accused teen. For ...
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Supreme Court Ruling Narrows Fourth Amendment Protection

The U.S. Constitution's 4th Amendment seems clear: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not ...
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Operation Yellow Jacket Surprises Speeders in Pennsylvania

The battle between speeders and police officers has taken a new turn in Pennsylvania due to Operation Yellow Jacket. As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, in Operation Yellow Jacket, Pennsylvania ...
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Crimes That Disqualify Individuals from Public Office in PA Analyzed

What types of crimes can bar a person from holding public office in Pennsylvania? The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has cleared up some of the ambiguity in the state constitution's definition for ...
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The Challenge of Prosecuting Financial Crimes

Wall Street Journal When it comes to alleged financial crimes, it can be an uphill battle for prosecutors to gather enough leverage to charge the financial executives who are accused of the offense. ...
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Was your Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Camp Hill Real Estate closing handled correctly? Did an Attorney represent you?

The Central Pennsylvania real estate community was surprised when a suit was filed in Cumberland County on June 1, 2012, accusing Chelsea Settlement Services (also known as Core Settlement Services) ...
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Have you ever wondered how a judge actually determines which parent gets custody of a child?

When establishing custody, the court must determine what is in the best interest of the child. How does the court determine what is in the best interest of the child? It is required by law to consider ...
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I Don't Own Anything, Why Do I Need A Will?

I hear it all the time from young and seasoned alike. "I really don't own anything. I don't need a Will. I'm not rich, so a Will is a waste of money." Nothing could be further ...
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IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EVICTION AND EJECTMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA?

In a word - Yes. There is a difference between eviction and ejectment. An eviction is a suit brought against someone while a lease is still in effect. Whether it is failure to pay rent, violation of ...
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UPDATE: Health Care Power Of Attorney

The U. S. Supreme Court recently decided a case called U. S. v. Windsor, which struck down section 3 of the DOMA (the Defense of Marriage Act). The importance of this is that the Court has stated that ...
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I was arrested for DUI, and the officer never read me my rights. Case dismissed, right?

Probably not, at least not based on this violation alone. We’ve all seen television shows or movies where someone is being handcuffed, told that they’re under arrest, and then the actor ...
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Do I need a Living Will?

A living will is another name for an advanced health care directive. If you are in a state of permanent unconsciousness or irreversible coma and your death will occur whether or not life sustaining ...
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How important is a Power of Attorney?

Many of us do not like to think about bad things, especially bad things happening to ourselves or our family. But let's be adults – it must be done. One very useful tool in the estate ...
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Out of the Blue: So The Police Want to Talk to You; The Police Interview

You're just going about your normal, everyday business. Maybe it's taking out the trash, mowing the lawn or getting the kids off to school. Then, suddenly, the police show up at your home, ...
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Home sales are up

Leave the "doom and gloom" to the politicians - the housing market in the Harrisburg region is alive and well and even thriving. All signs point to market optimism and consumer confidence ...
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Pennsylvania Extradition - What to expect when you're arrested on a Pennsylvania warrant out-of-state.

Pennsylvania extradition? If you or someone you know has been arrested in a state outside of Pennsylvania for charges filed by a Pennsylvania law enforcement agency, it can be frustrating and scary. ...
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