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New Bill Would Require Implementation of Risk Assessment Analysis When Setting Bail

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

Last month, Senator Camera Bartolotta reported plans to introduce a law, known as Tierne’s Law, which would give judges more options when setting bail for those charged with domestic violence. Having a criminal record with a domestic violence conviction can make it much more difficult to secure employment, find housing, and take advantage of… Read More »

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New Law Redefines Criminal Assault

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

In October, Governor Wolf signed a new bill into law that makes non-lethal choking a form of assault. Prior to the introduction of this bill, no criminal law specifically addressed the act of intentionally interfering with a person’s breathing. The new law could have significant repercussions for those accused of domestic violence, so if… Read More »

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