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Is Theft from a Motor Vehicle Burglary in Pennsylvania?

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

In early July a jack hammer was stolen from a truck. The jack hammer was valued at $190. It’s unknown if there was any damage to the truck, but the story is an interesting one. Theft cases involving items stolen from motor vehicles are common. How do the courts define this crime, though? Is… Read More »

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Is There a Difference Between Motorcycle Insurance and Car Insurance in Pennsylvania?

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

In Pennsylvania, all motorists, including those on a motorcycle, are required to have proper insurance. This insurance can provide compensation for expenses resulting from an accident, such as medical bills. Motorcyclists, particularly those that are new to biking, often think that motorcycle insurance in the state is the same as car insurance. However, there… Read More »

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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

Pennsylvania is a motorcycling state, and now is the time of year when enthusiasts love to hop on their bike and get out to enjoy a nice ride. Unfortunately, not all of these rides end safely. Even when a biker has worn the proper safety gear, taken a motorcycle course, and remained vigilant on… Read More »

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What is Aggravated Indecent Assault in Pennsylvania?

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

In the middle of July 2019, a Pennsylvania man was arrested in New Jersey for allegedly raping a girl repeatedly near Bethlehem. He was sent back to Pennsylvania and is now facing a total of 130 charges. Of those charges, he faces 20 counts of aggravated indecent assault. Pennsylvania has many laws pertaining to… Read More »

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Kidnapping is a Serious Crime in Pennsylvania

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

Timothy Nelson pled guilty to kidnapping a young girl 20 years agoAlso facing charges of sexual assault, Nelson will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. This is because kidnapping is a very serious crime in Pennsylvania. Those convicted face many years in prison, which is why it’s so important those accused… Read More »

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Do You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Pennsylvania?

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

According to the Insurance Information Institute, approximately 13 percent of drivers in the United States do not have proper insurance on their vehicle. Many of those motorists are right here in Pennsylvania. This statistic has many wondering if they should add uninsured motorist coverage to their insurance policies, even though Pennsylvania law does not… Read More »

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