A proper criminal defense in Pennsylvania or New Jersey can be overwhelming for people facing charges. Philadelphia Criminal defense attorney Alfonso Gambone explains the basics for people who want to learn more about the legal process and what they can expect as they fight criminal charges.
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The District Attorney (prosecution) can establish the intent to distribute, deliver or manufacture element with either observed transactions or with circumstantial evidence
Possession with intent to distribute is a felony offense but prosecution must prove the charge in Pennsylvania and New Jersey beyond a reasonable doubt.
A preliminary hearing isnt a trial but dont underestimate its importance in your criminal defense.
There are situations where waiving a preliminary hearing makes strategic sense but this is only after a careful evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages
The costs of criminal defense is based on a number of factors. While cost is always a concern, you must make you hire the right attorney for your case
Philadelphia Criminal Defense Lawyer, Alfonso Gambone, explains the costs of criminal defense in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Pennsylvania does not follow the federal standard with regards to the search of the vehicle following the arrest of the occupants where the occupants are removed from the vehicle and there is no suspicion that it contains any type of contraband
Prior to 2014, Pennsylvania didnt permit a warrantless search of a vehicle unless the Commonwealth could establish exigent circumstances.
Exigent Circumstances are exceptions to the general requirement of a search warrant under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Illegal search and seizure is an important concept especially in cases involving illegal drugs, guns, and firearms
This hearing is your first opportunity to evaluate the strength of the prosecutions case usually in the form of one of their strongest witnesses. Preliminary hearings are for the prosecution to present its prima facie case against the accused and not to establish guilt.
A preliminary hearing isnt a trial but dont underestimate its importance in your criminal defense. There are situations where waiving a hearing makes sense
Police, despite what they may tell you, aren’t interested in your side of the story. Police make an arrest based on the victim’s credibility.
All your statements, written and verbal, can be used against you especially if you’ re charged with DUI, DWI, illegal gun, firearm or narcotic (drug) offense.
Police must have probable cause to stop your car in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for suspicion of DUI
Most people believe that the defense of a DUI is simply focused on attacking a chemical test such as the blood or breathalyzer test.
Our law firm’s resources cover the common issues that our clients face in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with a particular focus on drunk driving, illegal drugs, guns and firearms
Why does our Philadelphia based criminal defense law firm produce books, videos, blogs and give them away to clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, police do not need a warrant to search your vehicle. They can perform a warrantless search if they have probable cause
These are some of the questions that we discuss at our law firm in Philadelphia following an arrest for illegal drugs in Pennsylvania or New Jersey
Bail in Pennsylvania is based on a number of factors such as the severity of the crime, the person’s prior criminal history and the person’s contacts with the community.
What factors are considered for bail in Pennsylvania when a person is arrested?
Attorney Alfonso Gambone discusses why the search of a home is different than a search of a car in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Even if you legally possess your gun in another state, New Jersey’s Graves act considers it illegal for you to possess unless you are licensed in New Jersey.
What is the different between expunging a record vs sealing a record in Pennsylvania.
Police, based on probable cause, can search your vehicle. Warrantless searches in Pennsylvania are permitted
During a routine traffic stop, do the police need a warrant to search a car in Pennsylvania?
Now that DUI prosecutions involving blood evidence require a search warrant, should a person refuse to submit to a blood test in Pennsylvania?
Attorney Alfonso Gambone explains how the US Supreme Court case Birchfield v North Dakota changed DUI prosecutions in PA