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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Interrog

NO, you shouldn’t give a statement to police!

By Grant Bloomdahl |

Upon learning of charges, an innocent person accused of a crime probably has a gut reaction to start talking, go in for an interview, write an explanation on social media, start pointing fingers, or relay to police and detectives that this incident or occurrence was all a misunderstanding. “What could go wrong?” they might… Read More »

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Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Slip, trip, and fall accidents can happen anywhere—in the home, while walking across the parking lot to work, in a grocery aisle, or at a restaurant. Depending on where it happened, and how it happened, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. These damages include your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost… Read More »

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Recent Pennsylvania Train Accidents

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Two pedestrians were killed in two separate incidents after being struck by trains this summer—both in Jeannette, PA, according to Tribliv.com. Both pedestrians were walking on the train tracks when they were struck, although that alone does not absolve the train operator from liability. Another woman was killed here in Philadelphia this summer after… Read More »

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Offenses Against the American Flag

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

We are living in a time of extreme political tension, where protests and displays of free speech are commonplace. Flags have been used for centuries, as a means for making a political or ideological point. However, the America flag is “protected” under various Pennsylvania statutes, and certain misdemeanors may be charged against offenders who… Read More »

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Crime

Defense Against Sexual Intercourse With Animals

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In Munson, Pennsylvania, three men have been charged with having sexual intercourse with a dozen animals, as reported by WTAJ News. According to police, the men had intercourse with at least 12 domesticated animals, multiple times per week over the last four or five years. The animals include nine female horses, dogs, a cow,… Read More »

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The Dangers of Autonomous Cars and Current Autonomous Features

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

The United States is one of the most dangerous developed nations, if not the most dangerous developed nation, in which to ride a bike or walk. In fact, it is also one of the most dangerous developed nations to drive in a car as well, with a fatality rate per 100,000 licensed drivers of… Read More »

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Eyewitness Identifications

By Grant Bloomdahl |

We’ve all seen it on TV or perhaps in real life: a witness testifies that the defendant is the person who committed the crime and that he or she saw the defendant do it. On TV, the scene typically accompanies dramatic music and a forthright appearance that the defendant is obviously guilty. While witness… Read More »

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Carbon Dioxide Poisoning From Keyless Cars

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

How often is the potential danger of an activity outweighed by its convenience? In the case of driving, the answer is often, given the fact that driving is so dangerous yet easy to do. In fact, driving is statistically the most dangerous activity that the average person does on a regular basis. However, one… Read More »

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Litigation

Felon Voting Rights in Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Voting is a sacred right in any democracy, and sadly six million Americans have had their right to vote taken away from them because they are either in prison, on parole, on probation, or have not completed their post-sentencing voting wait period, according to Vice News. In fact, some convicted felons have actually been… Read More »

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