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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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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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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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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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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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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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Afraid of getting a DUI? Yes, there's an app for that. (Kind of BUT NOT REALLY)

CONSIDER THIS A WARNING: There’s a new smartphone app out there that claims to approximate an intoxicated person’s blood alcohol content by scanning the user’s eyes to detect and ...
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Changes in Pennsylvania law require children to register as sex offenders

For the first time in Pennsylvania, juveniles adjudicated of specified sex offenses will have to register with the Pennsylvania State Police sex offender registry, commonly known as the Megan’s ...
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How many arrests at DMB concert at Hershey?

Dave Matthews band played in Hershey on Friday night. In the past, there have been hundreds of arrests for drugs and other criminal charges. I have not seen any arrest statistics for this weekend, but ...
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Am I eligible for the ARD Program?

Whether an individual is eligible for ARD is almost completely at the discretion of the District Attorney. The District Attorney makes eligibility recommendations to the court concerning each case. ...
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A common question we get: "So, I got a DUI in Chambersburg or Harrisburg or Carlisle....What is ARD?"

ARD stands for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition. State law requires every Pennsylvania County to have an ARD program for people accused of DUI. In addition, most counties will also offer ARD to ...
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Can Police Search Closed Containers in a Car?

The Fourth Amendment protects drivers from unreasonable searches and seizures. When police ask for permission to search, and you give it to them, then consented to a search of the whole car! You do ...
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Faulty Background Checks Harming Job Seekers

According to a recent report, there are thousands of job seekers throughout the U.S. who are missing out on opportunities because of inaccurate background check information used by hiring companies. ...
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Jury selection continues for man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's relatives

In most cases, jury selection is a process of de-selection rather than selection. In our system of justice, we do not truly pick who we want on the jury. Rather, we look to a pool of prospective ...
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CDL holder facing DUI charge

If you find yourself in the unenviable position of being a CDL holder facing DUI charge, you need an experienced attorney who is well versed in DUI law. The consequence of this charge on your CDL is ...
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HARRISBURG is preparing for Saint Patrick's Day!

FOX 43 reported this week that "Restaurant Row is preparing for Saint Patrick's Day which will surely bring thousands of people down to the area. And with a recent string of violence, ...
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