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Are parents liable for a child’s drug crime?

As a parent, you probably expect your child to get into some forms of trouble as they grow into adulthood, but, of course, hope that this trouble is relatively tame and not criminal in nature. However, when you receive the phone call or knock at the door informing you that your child committed a drug crime, it is certainly normal to be very concerned about this variety of trouble.

What happens with your marital home in a Pennsylvania divorce?

Divorce is different in every state, and each couple's divorce is inherently unique. That means that there is no simple, straightforward answer for the majority of concerns about the divorce process. When it comes to something as complex as how the courts handle your home, it's generally impossible to predict the exact outcome of court-based divorces. Just because you've heard a story about one divorce doesn't mean that your outcome will be the same.

Popular synthetic drugs are as illegal as the real thing

In the last decade, many new designer and synthetic drugs have seen a rise in popularity. Herbal incense, also called K2 or Spice, as well as bath salts, Flakka and Molly have all become sought-after products. Many companies have intentionally mislead consumers to believe these substances are actually legal, unlike the banned substances they mimic. The fact that many of them do not turn up in standard drug tests only worsened this perception.

Marijuana laws: Changing but still illegal in Pennsylvania

The laws surrounding the use of marijuana are changing in the United States, but they're not the same everywhere you go. Federally, marijuana is still illegal to possess, sell or distribute. Each state determines if it will or will not allow marijuana use at the recreational level. Some states allow only for prescription use.

DUI charges affect minors severely in Pennsylvania

As a parent of a child who has made a serious mistake, the only thing you want to know is that your child won't be unfairly penalized. If your child has been caught drinking and driving, he or she may face serious allegations and charges. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make sure your child is treated fairly and that he or she receives the help needed.

Meeting with a personal injury lawyer? Do this to prepare

Imagine driving through Williamsport. It's Monday morning and you are running a bit early for work. Early enough that you have time to stop by your favorite cafe and pick up a coffee and bagel. You slow down and turn your blinker on to make the right turn into the cafe's parking lot that is about a block away.

Heading for divorce? Here are 3 ways to value the house

There is no way around it, divorce is complicated. This is especially true when you have high-value complex assets. It might take weeks or months to assess certain property to assign it an appropriate value. For example, if you own certain antiques, it might take time to find an appraiser who specializes in the particular types that are part of your marital property. However, some items might be easier to assess.

Marijuana offenses could put an end to your college career

Social attitudes around marijuana have changed rapidly in recent years. That means that fewer people consider marijuana use a serious offense. That, in turn, may result in more people experimenting with the drug. Most of the time, moderate recreational use isn't of any serious concern. It's normal for young people and adults to experiment with marijuana and alcohol. Unfortunately, there can be life-altering consequences if you get caught with marijuana.

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