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Victimless Sex Offenses

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

In Pennsylvania, sex crimes are divided into two categories. One category includes misdemeanor offenses, while the other covers felony crimes. Within the misdemeanor category are what are referred to as victimless sex crimes, which are offenses that involve a sex act between two consenting adults. Types of Offenses There are a number of crimes… Read More »

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New Law Allows for Expungement of Misdemeanor Criminal Records

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

Next month, a new law which allows for expungement of certain criminal records will go into effect in Pennsylvania. Aimed at decreasing recidivism, the law offers an opportunity for many individuals convicted of low-level misdemeanors to start over with a clean slate. Expungement In recent decades, as more and more individuals were charged and… Read More »

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