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January 2018 Archives

Stepped-up enforcement resulting in more drug charges

The publicity that has attended the "opioid crisis" in the United States has put considerable pressure on law enforcement agencies to crack down on the illegal sale and distribution of drugs, in general, and of heroin and opioids, in particular. Because of this, Pennsylvania has seen a large number of drug sweeps and multi-defendant drug busts over the last several months. While stemming the tide of deaths from opioids is crucial, so too is making sure that defendants arrested on drug charges are afforded all their constitutional rights.

Defending a bar fight charge

Often, police do not involve themselves in bar fights. This tends to occur only if at least one party suffers extensive injuries, someone stole something, there is extensive property damage or the fight involves a weapon. Much of the time, these fights start because a bar has asked a patron to leave, and it does not go well.

Facing criminal charges better than fleeing

When an individual is charged with a crime or is on the verge of being arrested, the instinct to flee can be strong. After all, being convicted of a crime can have life-long consequences and far-reaching effects. Young adults like college students may be particularly tempted to hit the road when faced with a criminal charge. But time and time again, evidence shows that fleeing rarely works out to the benefit of the fugitive.

Arrested or charged with a crime? Call a lawyer right away

If you or a loved one has been arrested or face criminal charges in Pennsylvania, you need to contact an experienced defense attorney immediately. A criminal conviction can have long-term consequences that extend far beyond any sentence you could receive, like difficulty finding a job or even being deemed ineligible for college financial aid. Without a seasoned lawyer on your side, you run the risk of negative lifelong consequences.

How does medical marijuana affect gun ownership in Pennsylvania?

As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, Pennsylvania residents who qualify will have access to medical marijuana. However, due to a conflict between the state medical marijuana law and federal gun laws, gun owners will be caught in a dilemma. They will have to decide whether to use medical marijuana or keep their firearms, because they will not be able to legally do both.

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