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When can Police Search Your Car in Pennsylvania?

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

Recently there was a story of a man that was pulled over for a fairly insignificant traffic violation, and ended up facing serious drug charges after police officers searched his vehicle. Law enforcement officials stopped the man on I-77 North and, after spotting drug paraphernalia and marijuana in the vehicle, conducted a search which… Read More »

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What to Do if You Suspect Nursing Home Abuse

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

Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a report showing a nursing home had given 205 patients doses of hydroxychloroquine. The drug has been touted by some as a cure or prevention method for COVID-19, while other reports have shown it to be very harmful to some individuals, even if they are infected with… Read More »

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FAQs About Pennsylvania’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws

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

Many motorcyclists are enjoying the beautiful few months they have to ride. Motorcyclists understand the dangers they may face while on the road, but many do not understand what the law says surrounding motorcycle helmets. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the motorcycle laws in the state, and the answers… Read More »

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Can You Use Force in Pennsylvania to Defend Yourself?

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

An interesting story arose at the end of July. A man was charged with murder after getting into an altercation with a second man. The first man states that he was with a friend when a group of people approached him and he was thrown to the ground. The first man turned over and… Read More »

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