May 23, 2017

Is there a constitutional right to a preliminary hearing in Pennsylvania?

In my previous blogs I have often discussed the topic of preliminary hearings. Most of my readers understand now that a preliminary hearing is an more
May 21, 2017

Causing a Catastrophe? What the prosecution needs to prove against Brandon Bostian in the Amtrak derailment case in Philadelphia

Our criminal defense blog always wants to keep its readers informed with the latest news from the criminal justice world. Right now, the news is more
May 15, 2017

Criminal Derailment! How a Philly judge ordered manslaughter charges despite the DA’s decision not to charge

In most situations, criminal charges do not begin with a private criminal complaint but the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure do allow it. If a more
May 12, 2017

My Top Five Q & A’s on the Penn State Frat Death Case

Recently, eight Penn State students were criminally charged in the death of a fellow student, Tim Piazza, following a fraternity pledge event. Piazza died due more
May 9, 2017

Involuntary Manslaughter vs. Aggravated Assault: The differences

The recent Penn State fraternity death case has sparked a lot of questions from our clients and our online readers about these 2 criminal charges more
May 4, 2017

Expunge Your Criminal Record: New Jersey vs. Pennsylvania

Everyone wants to avoid a criminal conviction but even an arrest can derail a promising professional career and block a person’s path to future opportunities more
May 2, 2017

Answers to the 10 most common criminal defense questions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Our criminal defense law firm receives questions everyday from prospective, existing and former clients.  In addition, we are very of the fact that other attorneys more
April 29, 2017

The 5 Most Common Questions About Owning a Gun or Firearm in Pennsylvania

Our Philadelphia Criminal defense law firm frequently receives questions regarding the purchase and maintenance of guns and firearms within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In the Commonwealth, more
April 25, 2017

New Jersey Sentencing— Understanding Aggravating and Mitigating Factors

In New Jersey, like any jurisdiction, judges can impose a wide variety of sentences on a person convicted of a crime. While the goal of more
April 23, 2017

4 Things About New Jersey’s Justice Reform: How it became more and less like Pennsylvania

On January 1, 2017, New Jersey made some dramatic changes to its criminal justice system.   These reforms focused on the Garden State’s bail system and more

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