Criminal Defense

September 25, 2018

Wrong Place, Wrong Time: What to Do if Arrested in Scranton

Law enforcement officers have the difficult and unenviable job of keeping our communities safe by investigating (and hopefully thwarting) unlawful acts that put the public at risk of violence, theft […]

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August 17, 2018

Unfair Sentencing Algorithms in Pennsylvania

A new study reports criminal sentencing algorithms that may have nothing to do with one’s risk of recidivism are being considered in sentencing guidelines in courts nationally. ProPublica analyzed these so-called […]

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July 23, 2018

Role of Plea Bargain Agreements in Scranton Criminal Defense

Do you need a Scranton criminal defense lawyer to negotiate a plea bargain? It’s a loaded question. Do you need to plead guilty? Why are you being offered a plea […]

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June 15, 2018

Scranton Criminal Defense Watch: Body Cameras Impact your Case

Government Technology recently reported the growing impact of body camera videos on the prosecution and defense of criminal cases nationwide. Criminal defense lawyers in Scranton and throughout Pennsylvania continue to follow […]

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May 11, 2018

How Scranton Defendants Could Be Affected By Proposed Pennsylvania Law Banning Life Sentences Without Parole

A Pennsylvania state senator has introduced a radical bill to the state Legislature. If passed, the bill would ban life sentences without the possibility of parole. The law would make […]

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March 13, 2018

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 […]

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February 8, 2018

The Right to Remain Silent Following an Arrest

You have the right to remain silent. Sounds so simple. But in too many cases, people get themselves into trouble that could have been avoided if they had just exercised […]

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December 22, 2017

How Scranton Arrestees Can Protect Their Constitutional Rights

An arrest is a pivotal moment in a criminal case, and while it’s often highly stressful event, defendants must maintain their cool. Many things are happening very quickly, but it’s […]

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August 29, 2017

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 on those convicted of drug crimes. Defendants who are convicted […]

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June 28, 2017

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 […]

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