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How Criminal Convictions Affect Social Security Benefits

Can Felons Receive Social Security? Yes, But With Exceptions The general rule is that a person who is convicted of a felony can still receive Social Security benefits once they are released. However, like every rule, there are exceptions. A felony conviction will deem you ineligible to receive Social Security Disability Benefits if: Your disability was caused by your felonious act Your di... Read More

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Pennsylvania is Fighting to Change Statute of Limitations Laws

Sex Crimes Statue of Limitations - You Only Have So Much Time To Report It The purpose of a statute of limitations is to ensure claims are brought within a certain time period. It does not matter how legitimate the charge is, or how clear the evidence is…if the statute of limitations has expired, the claim cannot be brought.  For example, Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for trespass... Read More

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How a DUI in Pennsylvania Can Jeopardize Your Doctor’s License

Don't Make the Common Mistake in Thinking a DUI Will Not Affect Your License If you are a doctor that has been charged with DUI, you should not make the common mistake of believing the DUI will not affect your medical license simply because it relates to conduct outside of the medical practice. Not only is the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine aggressive in disciplining doctors with DUI c... Read More

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How a Pennsylvania DUI Can Affect your Teaching Career

A DUI can be particularly detrimental to a teacher’s career if not handled properly. The Pennsylvania School Code Section 111 requires teachers, principals, school nurses, coaches, cafeteria staff, janitors, and virtually any other employee of a school to disclose the DUI conviction to the school. This amendment became effective on September 28, 2011. With all school employment applications, ... Read More

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How a Pennsylvania DUI Can Affect Your Pilot’s License

 A DUI Can End a Pilot's Career if not Handled Properly A DUI conviction can be detrimental to a pilot’s career if not handled properly. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) takes DUI offenses very seriously, and pilots are required to notify the FAA within sixty (60) days of each DUI related event. Specifically, under 14 CFR 61.15, all pilots must notify the Security and Investigative Di... Read More

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Underage DUI

Two Crimes  For The Price Of One If you are under the age of 21 and consumed alcohol before driving, you knew you were in trouble the moment you got pulled over and may face underage DUI charges. Driving under the influence is illegal in Pennsylvania, but so is underage drinking. What happens when you are accused of both? Underage DUIs The first thing you need to know is that any driver under ... Read More

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Medical Professionals Affected By A Pennsylvania DUI

DUI convictions can have serious ramifications for licensed medical professionals. Here is an overview of what you may face if you're a doctor, dentist, nurse, or EMT and you've been convicted. Doctors A doctor convicted of a DUI is subject to a hearing before the State Medical Board to evaluate his or her character and fitness to practice medicine. You may have to report any criminal charge, re... Read More

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DUI & Professional Licenses

Many people make the mistake of assuming a DUI is irrelevant to their professional licences. This idea couldn't be further from the truth! The reality is a DUI conviction can cause long-term, unexpected problems with your career and reputation. Some licenses may be revoked or suspended as a result of your DUI conviction. In some professions, future license applicants may be rendered ineligible ... Read More

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4 Questions You Must Ask Your DUI Attorney

Hiring a DUI attorney is never an easy decision.  You've probably seen numerous advertisements from attorneys today alone or at least throughout the week. If you're reading this blog, you're on the Internet, where you can find countless attorneys that practice in the same areas. Once you've narrowed your search down, you're probably wondering "Can this attorney help me and how?" Thus, we've ma... Read More

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What do I do if I was charged with DUI?

What You Should Do After Being Charged with DUI After you have been pulled over and charged with DUI, it is more than likely that several questions and concerns are going through your head. At Manchester & Associates, we commonly get the following questions: Am I going to lose my license? What do I do now? Do I tell my insurance company? Am I going to jail? Thus, we thought i... Read More

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