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A Look At Pennsylvania’s Drug Paraphernalia Laws

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, two Pennsylvanian men were charged with multiple offenses during a traffic stop. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence, and possession of a controlled substance as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger was arrested for possession of CBD and possession of drug paraphernalia. The laws regarding drugs in the… Read More »

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Why Are Truck Accidents So Much More Dangerous Than Car Accidents?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court turned over a lower court’s sentence for a truck driver charged with vehicular manslaughter. The man accused was driving a large commercial truck when he was in an accident that resulted in the death of three people. While the sentence overturned was a criminal penalty, the news highlights… Read More »

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What Are The Arson Laws In Pennsylvania?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a Bethlehem man was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for killing a woman and her son. The woman was 97 years old and the man convicted of killing her, Drew Rose, intended to rob her for rent money before setting her home on fire. The sentence the man… Read More »

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Who Is Liable For Lead Exposure?

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Thousands of homes in Pennsylvania contain lead and when children are exposed to it, either during their early years or even in utero, it causes serious problems with their development. In the Commonwealth alone, over 8,000 children suffer from lead poisoning every year. The actual number is likely even higher than that due to… Read More »

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What To Know If You Have Been Charged With A Summary Offense

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a man was arrested on charges of domestic violence at a self-storage facility in Evans City. Inside a storage unit was a man and a woman that was bruised and had red marks on her neck. The couple had been living inside the unit and the woman claimed the man had strangled her… Read More »

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