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Drug Crimes Increase During COVID-19

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

Public safety officials in small towns have warned that drug crimes have increased, and that they are now equivalent to the numbers seen in larger communities. The officials have stated the increase is at least partly due to COVID-19, as some people turn to drugs to help them cope with the depression and anxiety… Read More »

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Five Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Car Crash

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

One of the most important things to do after a car accident is to see a doctor that can provide treatment for your injuries. During this visit, the doctor will likely ask if you have any questions but at the time, you may be too stressed or upset to think of any. After a… Read More »

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Parents can Face Penalties for Underage Drinking, Too

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

Underage drinking remains a problem during the pandemic, but a new story has shone a light on some penalties parents may not be aware of. At the beginning of November, a couple from Lancaster County was charged with multiple felony counts for allowing their children to host parties that involved underage drinking in and… Read More »

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Statistics on Accidents Caused by Weather and Road Conditions in Pennsylvania

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

Pennsylvania sees harsh winter days every year. Snow, sleet, ice, and other weather conditions greatly affect the road and, as the statistics show, lead to many car accidents. It is important for all drivers to understand these road and weather conditions, and how they can contribute to a crash so motorists can do their… Read More »

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When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

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

Accidents cause a number of injuries, whether you have been involved in a car crash, have slipped and fallen on someone else’s property, or been involved in another type of accident. The first thing you should do is seek medical attention for your injuries so they do not become worse and so they are… Read More »

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How Does the Defense of Duress Work in Pennsylvania?

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

It was in late October when a federal appeals court decided not to overturn a decision made in a burglary case. The defendant claimed that he allowed his friends to use his sister’s car without knowing they were going to use it in the commission of a crime. His friends broke into a pharmacy,… Read More »

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FAQs Surrounding Medical Malpractice in Pennsylvania

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

Injured and sick individuals trust healthcare professionals to make them better, not worse, when they seek treatment. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Sometimes, the people patients trust to provide proper treatment end up becoming harmed even more. When this is the case, injured individuals can file a claim against the healthcare professional, but… Read More »

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What is Simple Assault?

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

An 18-year-old man has recently plead guilty to a number of charges relating to the assault of three young girls he dated over a period of four years. Among the many charges he is facing, the most minor is simple assault. Unlike what many people think, simple assault does not always have to include… Read More »

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