Criminal Defense

February 26, 2019

How Mental Illness and Insanity Differ in Criminal Cases

Did you know? When it comes it criminal charges, your mental health may matter to your criminal defense. However, you should also realize the difference between mental illness and insanity. […]

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January 22, 2019

Social Media and Your Criminal Charges: What You Need to Know

If you’re facing criminal charges, your attorney will likely advise you to resist the urge to discuss your case. With the advent of technology, the admonishment goes further. No doubt […]

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December 31, 2018

When You’re Facing Illegal Weapons Charges: What You Need to Know

As the clock strikes midnight, it’s bound to happen. Somewhere in Pennsylvania, someone will go out back and shoot off guns to bring in the new year. Of course, safety […]

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December 5, 2018

The Consequences of a Probation Violation

You recently were charged with a DUI. The judge gives you two years of probation. A few months later, you miss one of your alcohol counseling session. The next thing […]

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November 20, 2018

Sentencing Questioned in Case Involving Indecent Assault

There’s a huge chance that you’re not actually familiar with the legal definitions of either aggravated indecent assault charges – or how they contrast from indecent assault. Pennsylvania law makes […]

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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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