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Harsh Changes in Federal Drug Law Enforcement Policy Will Affect Scranton Defendants

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a reputation for singling out drug cases for harsh prosecution. Now, he has directed federal prosecutors to carry out this policy and seek harsh penalties in drug cases across the country. This move can have detrimental consequences for defendants who are charged with drug-related crimes. Now, more than ever, it...

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How Scranton Taxpayers Can Protect Themselves During an IRS Investigation

For Pennsylvania individual taxpayers and businesses alike, January is a time of important preparation for filing tax returns. If these preparations are not done properly and in compliance with the law, a taxpayer can face fines for underpayment or late filings. Severe violations can even result in criminal charges for tax evasion. With effective preparation...

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Scranton Drivers at Risk of Impaired Driving Over Thanksgiving Holiday

For many Scranton residents, the holiday season brings opportunities to celebrate with friends and family. The festive holiday season also brings many opportunities to drink. Because of this, law enforcement agencies across the country enhance their DUI enforcement efforts during the holiday season with public awareness campaigns, checkpoints, and other enforcement strategies. DUI suspects and defendants...

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Ignition Interlock Now Required for Even First Time DUI Convictions in Pennsylvania

There are many collateral consequences which come with a DUI conviction. A new Pennsylvania law is about to add yet another one. The new law requires the installation of ignition interlock devices for all DUI convictions - even first-time offenses. Ignition interlock is just one of the many consequences Scranton defendants face when they are...

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Consequences of a First-Time Drug Possession Offense in Pennsylvania

Despite calls to end the so-called "War on Drugs," the current penal code of Pennsylvania continues to impose severe punishment to those convicted of drug crimes. Defendants who are convicted of drug offenses are subject to jail time, fines and court fees, substance abuse counseling, community service, driver’s license suspension, and a host of other...

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Scranton Drunk Driving Defense: Your First Offense

A first-time drunk driving arrest is an upsetting ordeal. Our experienced Scranton drunk driving defense lawyers are here to help you navigate the system, defend your rights, and work for the most favorable outcome in your particular circumstances. Historically, a first-time drunk driving offense had generally been viewed as something of an honest mistake. While...

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Minimum Mandatory Sentencing Back for Non-Violent Federal Drug Offenders

Just as Pennsylvania legislators weigh reinstatement of mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug offenses, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered prosecutors to pursue the "most serious" provable offense in federal drug cases. Sessions' directive was a sharp turnaround from the policy set by his predecessor Eric Holder, who asked that prosecutors avoid filing charges that imposed mandatory...

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