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What Qualifies as a Deadly Weapon?

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

One of the ways that a person can be convicted of aggravated assault in Pennsylvania is if the prosecutor can demonstrate that a defendant used a deadly weapon during an assault and caused someone to suffer a bodily injury. Being able to convince a jury that an object constituted a deadly weapon can have… Read More »

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Court Limits Application of Law Prohibiting Possession of Weapons on School Grounds

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

Last month, the Pennsylvania Superior Court published a decision that broadens the scope of the defenses available to those who face charges of possession of a weapon on school property. This ruling could have an important impact on the outcome of other cases involving this charge. If you have questions about how this opinion… Read More »

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