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  • Finding a Criminal Defense Lawyer for your Child

    Posted on: October 24, 2017

    It’s the last call any parent wants to receive: your child was involved in unlawful conduct and will be facing criminal charges. Not only is it an emotionally charged time, but parents have to make decisions they are unlikely prepared for. After all, this isn’t legal defense for themselves, yet…

  • What Does a Restraining Order Accomplish for the Victim?

    Posted on: October 10, 2017

    Domestic violence is often not just physical. For victims, it can affect all aspects of life, particularly mental health. Often times, it can feel as though there are no options to become truly safe from the abuser. In those cases, it is often the best advice to seek help from…

  • How are Damages Calculated in a Personal Injury Case?

    Posted on: September 26, 2017

    The numbers offered by adjusters after an accident may seem arbitrary but they are based on hard numbers and calculations by the insurance company. When a lawyer says that the first number is a low ball, they are seldom wrong. Lawyers have an intimate knowledge of what gets paid and…

  • What Does It Legally Mean When Someone “Knew or Should Have Known”?

    Posted on: September 12, 2017

    In the world of law, whether you know or should know something has a different meaning than in everyday life. Certain phrases prompt obligation under the law. Knowing or should have known fall under this rule, as it implies that there is an owed duty of care from one individual…

  • Developing a Safety Plan Using a Restraining Order

    Posted on: August 24, 2017

    In some cases, simply ending an abusive relationship isn’t enough to end the full scope of abuse. When a former partner or another person with whom you have a relationship tries to retaliate after you have left or is threatening you to make you stay in the relationship, there are…

  • Wrongful Disclosure of HIV Status Falls Under Two-Year Limitation

    Posted on: August 10, 2017

    In New Jersey, it has been ruled that wrongful disclosure of HIV status to a third party falls under the two-year statute of limitations in the state. The HIV-positive patient has alleged that one of his doctors disclosed his medical status to another party without his consent. A New Jersey…

  • Traffic-Related Deaths Tripled this Fourth of July Weekend

    Posted on: July 28, 2017

    According to state troopers in Pennsylvania, this year’s Fourth of July weekend saw a tripling of people killed. On roads patrolled by state police in Pennsylvania, there were 13 deaths and 259 injuries during the four-day driving period. The numbers compared to last year’s three-day weekend were significantly higher, though…

  • Pennsylvania Experiencing Another Push to Make DUI Law Stricter

    Posted on: July 13, 2017

    It has been about a year since Pennsylvania changed the drunk driving laws in the state for the first time in a decade yet the laws may be made even more strict due to advocates in Lancaster pushing for stricter law. Advocates argue that there need to be adequate penalties…

  • License Plate Holders Could Incur Fines in New Jersey

    Posted on: June 29, 2017

    New Jersey residents may be surprised to find their license plate holder could cost them up to $200 in most cases, and even more in other cases. In fact, there are times the offending plate holder could have been placed there by a dealership with their marketing brand prominently displayed….

  • Important Protections from Domestic Abuse in Philadelphia County

    Posted on: June 22, 2017

    If you are being abused in your home, there are protections in Philadelphia County that can help keep you safe and out of harm’s way. The law offers Protection From Abuse Orders (PFA) to ensure the safety of residents. What is Abuse? Abuse can be defined in many ways but…