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ROR Bail

[caption id="attachment_2865" align="alignright" width="300"] If a judge grants ROR bail, you are free to leave jail.[/caption] One of the most common types of bail is ROR Bail, or “released on own recognizance.” What Is ROR Bail? What it actually is, is a promise to appear at all future court proceedings, not requiring any form of cash or property collateral like other forms of bail. The... Read More

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What is Institutional Sexual Assault and its Punishments?

18 Pa.C.S.A. § 3124.2§ defines Institutional sexual assault. Institutional sexual assault specifically applies to sexual contact between two individuals who have a specific relationship. The law includes out many individuals who may be charged with this offense, including employees of the following: Department of Corrections or another correctional authority. Juvenile detention facili... Read More

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Teen Sexting & Child Pornography Charges

Sexting is the sending of pornographic photos or videos through electronic forms of communication, such as text message or Snapchat. Some states have passed laws specifically to target the issue of teens sexting other teens. However, Pennsylvania has not done so. Therefore existing child pornography laws are applied to teen sexting cases. This means that harsh punishments meant for adults who p... Read More

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Distribution of Child Pornography | Case Study

Distribution of Child Pornography Child Pornography charges have tremendous consequences for those convicted in the State of Pennsylvania. In “Child Pornography Charges in Pennsylvania”, we discussed how these charges can effectively result in a ‘life sentence’. Now we will examine US v Scott, a child pornography case that shows how possession of child pornography can lead to distribut... Read More

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Child Pornography Charges in Pennsylvania

Photographing, filming and possessing child pornography are prohibited by Pennsylvania state law, as well as federal law. Pennsylvania prohibits the photographing, videotaping, depicting on a computer or filming of children under the age of 18 engaging in a sexual act or simulating such an act. Conviction for this offense constitutes a second degree felony and may carry a sentence of imprisonment ... Read More

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Torrents and Child Pornography Charges in Pennsylvania

Torrents and child pornography charges often go hand-in-hand. Thus, it is important that you and your lawyer fully understand how torrents work if you are facing charges of downloading child pornography from torrents. How Torrents Work Since there's no single, central computer controlling the Internet and (in theory) every computer that's online is connected indirectly to every other one, it sho... Read More

Student Crimes

Every parent wants their child to reach their full potential. However, your child’s future can be seriously compromised if he or she is accused of committing a crime, or accused of violating a high school, college, or university’s Code of Conduct. Depending on the type of allegation, your child may be required to attend a student disciplinary hearing and could potentially be criminally prosecu... Read More

Drug use in College | How it can Affect One’s Life

Statistics show that drug use in college is very common, with over 50% of college students having tried marijuana, over 30% have abused Adderall and 10% have used Ecstasy or Molly. However, few college students understand the consequences of their actions. The punishments associated with drug use will have a lasting effect on a student's life. Fines and/or jail time If you are a student c... Read More

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Adderall Drug Charges

Adderall is a drug routinely prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Due to the fact that it is fairly inexpensive and easy to obtain, many individuals use the drug recreationally or outside of its intended medical purpose, which is especially common in colleges and universities, where students use the medication to study because it can improve stamina, increase co... Read More

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Drug Crimes In Pennsylvania and How We Know Defend Them the Right Way

Types of Drug Cases We Defend For 18 years I have been representing people accused of various drug crimes in Pennsylvania to include the following: Drug Possession/Possession of Controlled Substances (Actual Possession, Constructive Possession) Drug Production Drug Trafficking/Operating as a Drug Trafficker Marijuana Cultivation/Growing Marijuana Possession of Drug Paraphernalia ... Read More

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