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Michael T. van der Veen

Attorney van der Veen’s Podcast Appearance Featured in The Legal Intelligencer

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

Attorney van der Veen was featured on the VoiceAmerica – Live Internet Talk Radio podcast, “Is There Really Truth & Justice for All?” with Jeff Stein. It was a fascinating discussion on the state of our current judicial system. The appearance was featured in this The Legal Intelligencer article By Aleeza Furman on April 27, 2020:… Read More »

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Texting While Driving: An Epidemic That is Occurring More Than Drinking and Driving

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

Texting has become the most effective way to communicate for most people. It is rare to walk down the street and not see a person absorbed in their phone and completely oblivious to their surroundings. Texting while driving is even more dangerous and can lead to serious injury. The few seconds a person takes… Read More »

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New Law Enhances Penalties for Texting While Driving

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

This month, Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 853 into law, which enhances the penalties for those convicted of texting and driving. If you or a loved one were recently involved in a car accident that involved texting, it is critical to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help protect your interests…. Read More »

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Texting While Driving Considered More Serious than Drinking and Driving

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

Drinking and driving is no longer the greatest threat to other drivers on the road. Cell phones increasingly take over our attention to the extent that some are willing to endanger themselves and others merely to send a text message. The biggest reason why texting and driving is supplanting drunk driving as the leading… Read More »

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