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How can I get my case dropped?

If you are suspected of a crime, or if you are arrested, there are certain laws and protections in place to assure that your rights have not been violated when it comes to the process of your arrest and arraignment. In fact, you even have constitutional rights to protect you. Here are a few examples.

Preliminary hearings continue in frat house death

The tragic story of a 19-year-old fraternity hopeful at Penn State who was hazed to death on February 3, 2017, obtained national headlines. As details emerged, it became apparent that frat members possibly played a significant role in what ultimately led to the young man's death. The extreme hazing left the man with not only severe alcohol poisoning, but substantial injuries following multiple falls, including a fall down a flight of stairs.

New Jersey men hit with multiple criminal charges

Following two altercations at a State College residence, a 21-year-old man from Long Branch, New Jersey, has been charged with felony burglary and criminal trespass, as well as misdemeanor simple assault, criminal mischief - damage to property and recklessly endangering another person. His friend, a resident of Ocean, New Jersey, was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief - damage to property.

Eight students facing manslaughter charges in death at frat house

We heard about the story in February and first believed it was simply an accident. But, this week, charges have been filed against eight members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity for involuntary manslaughter following the death of a pledger.

A brief introduction to the plea negotiation process

As anyone who watches police procedural dramas knows, criminal cases can be resolved in a number of different ways. Sometimes they are resolved by a criminal trial in which the prosecution and criminal defense each present their cases to the judge and jury. Other times, the case is resolved when the defendant pleads guilty to one or more of the charges filed. This blog post will provide a brief introduction to the plea negotiation process.

What is considered sexual assault?

Any form of unwanted sexual contact can be considered sexual assault. This is also applicable for a victim who is coerced or forced into unwanted sexual contact and victims who are incapacitated such as drunk or under the influence of drugs such as the date rape pill. It is also applicable to anyone who is unable to mentally comprehend the nature of sex acts, such as the mentally disabled. Generally speaking, sexual assault is the umbrella term for various acts if sexual misconduct such as unwanted touching or groping, to rape.

Man arrested following dispute with ex

Domestic violence remains a serious issue in America. The statistics can be staggering. According to The National Domestic Violence Hotline, there are twenty four victims of rape or physical violence or stalking every minute in the United States. Almost one in every three women and 10 percent of males have experienced physical violence or rape in their life. A recent incident in College Township, Pennsylvania, reminds us that the problem is real, and that the issue is taken very seriously by authorities.

After a DUI stop: 2 paths for those facing drunk driving charges in PA

Getting pulled over and charged for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania is serious. If convicted, you could face criminal penalties that include license suspension, monetary penalties, mandatory use of an ignition interlock device and jail time.

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