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Wire Fraud is a Very Serious Federal Offense

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

A man was recently charged in federal court with conspiring to sell puppies and other animals over the Internet. The defendant would allegedly accept customers’ money and tell them a puppy or other animal of their choosing would be delivered to them. Shortly afterwards, the customers would receive an email stating there were delivery… Read More »

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When Do Police have the Right to Search Your Vehicle?

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

Recently, a man and woman were charged with several drug offenses after they were stopped on I-77 for a traffic violation. The officer that stopped the couple said that he spoke with the man, who was driving, and over the course of their brief conversation, the officer developed probable cause that illegal activity was… Read More »

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What is a Property Owner’s Responsibility for Clearing Snow?

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

Parts of Pennsylvania have seen significant snowfall lately. While the snow is good news for those who were hoping for a white Christmas, it brings more responsibility for property owners. All property owners in the state are required to keep their property clear and safe for people to enter. Snow and ice pose a… Read More »

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What is the Difference Between Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault?

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

In late December of 2020, a gentleman was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and a number of other charges. A district court judge read the defendant the charges filed against him after a six-month old girl was found with injuries consistent with shaken baby syndrome. Bail was denied for the defendant and he… Read More »

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Can You Sue After Accepting an Insurance Settlement?

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

If you were hurt by the negligence of another person, you have the right to file a claim against them to recover damages such as your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. Unfortunately, many accident victims are not aware of their legal rights and obligations. After an accident, they simply accept the insurer’s… Read More »

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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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