If you’re charged with a crime in Pennsylvania, one of the first steps in your criminal case is a preliminary hearing. In most counties, preliminary hearings are conducted for all types of crimes, except summary offenses (which are more minor types of criminal offenses, such as disorderly conduct, loitering, or public drunkenness). On this page, … Continue reading The Importance of a Preliminary Hearing in Your Criminal Case
While the right to bear arms is an important one in the United States, there are some necessary precautions set forth in law that must be followed. These regulations typically cover when it is legal to carry a firearm, where it is legal to carry a firearm, and who can carry a firearm. It is … Continue reading Carrying a Gun in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Drug Possession Laws for First Time Offenders Pennsylvania imposes a variety of penalties for first-time possession of illegal drugs. They vary based on quantity and whether you plan to use or sell the drugs. There are two types of possession – simple and with intent to distribute. Simple possession means you have a small … Continue reading What Could Happen to a First-time Offender for Drug Possession in Pennsylvania?
In about two weeks, Delaware County will begin mailing its official notices of reassessment of every tax parcel in each township and school district within the County. Property assessments will be raised to 100% of market value (a substantial increase from the 2020 level of 56.4%). These new property assessments will be applied by all … Continue reading To DELAWARE COUNTY Property Owners Adversely Affected by the Mariner East Pipeline:
According to the PDOH, as of March 17, 2020, there are 96 confirmed cases of (COVID-19). The WHO has called the coronavirus a “pandemic” with more than 153,648 cases confirmed worldwide and over 5,746 deaths. The coronavirus is a disease that can’t be ignored. It transmits easily, and it is spreading rapidly. The elderly population is … Continue reading Are You Quarantined? Let Me Help You Take Care of Yourself and Your Family
Help with Marijuana Pardons in Pennsylvania With the calls for reform of marijuana laws sweeping the nation, it is not surprising to learn that many states have dramatically changed the way the legal system views Cannabis. From decriminalizing the possession of marijuana to outright legalization of the Schedule 1 drug, the legal system appears to … Continue reading PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES FAST TRACK PARDONS FOR MARIJUANA CRIMES
PENNSYLVANIA Self-Defense Law Explained by Attorney James Bonner You are walking alone on a moonless night down a street in the heart of Philadelphia. Suddenly, three men come out of an alley and start walking briskly towards you. Your brain’s alarm system immediately cries out that you need to prepare for taking action against the … Continue reading PENNSYLVANIA LAW: DOES IT ALLOW FOR THE USE OF FORCE IN SELF-DEFENSE CASES?
BUYING A GUN WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD About 15 years ago, one of my clients pleaded guilty to a simple drug charge levied in another state. It was the only conviction on my client’s record. Recently, the client submitted a gun application form that included several screening questions. Fifteen years is a long time and … Continue reading BUYING A GUN WITH A CRIMINAL RECORD IN PA
CAN YOU GO TO JAIL FOR A SECOND DUI IN PENNSYLVANIA? Having a DUI on your record can hurt your potential employment opportunities and disrupt your plan for higher education. You may receive a restricted license or license suspension, interrupting your daily routine and causing stress on you and your family. You will be assessed … Continue reading CAN YOU GO TO JAIL FOR A SECOND DUI IN PENNSYLVANIA?