Every state has its own laws regarding criminal actions. These are not always the same as federal laws, and people who commit crimes may be charged with state and federal charges depending on the case.
Being accused of cocaine crimes in Pennsylvania can expose a person to serious potential penalties. The potential consequences can be particularly harsh if a person is accused of having sold cocaine.
While trick-or-treaters may not be coming until next week, Halloween celebrations are already underway across Pennsylvania. This weekend in particular can serve as the perfect time for kids and young adults to engage in Halloween hijinks.
In recent years, the legal landscape around marijuana and marijuana-related crimes has changed considerably in this state and many others in the U.S. With such sweeping changes in policies and attitudes, many people argue that law enforcement needs to make similar changes.
Unless you are looking for help, having any sort of unexpected interaction with a police officer can be nerve-wracking. This is especially true if you may be involved in or recently engaged in unlawful behavior.
A criminal conviction is devastating. It can mean jail time, a lengthy prison sentence, fines and other penalties that affect a person's family, finances and future. Even if a person receives probation as part of a sentence, it can be quite some time before he or she can put the unfortunate situation behind them.
Getting arrested can be a traumatic, upsetting experience for anyone. Most people hope that at the very least, the judge will release them on their own recognizance or they can make bail and go home while they wait for upcoming hearings. Going home can give people valuable time and opportunity to be with their families and take steps to improve their situation.
It is not unusual to read news stories with headlines about drug stings resulting in several arrests. Often, these stories detail police efforts and list the alleged offenders and the crime for which they were arrested.
Did you know that about 95 percent of cases involving felonies end in guilty pleas from the defendant? This is according to a recent report from PBS News Hour.
There are many things that are more likely to happen in summer, like sunburns, thunderstorms and backyard barbecues. Unfortunately, certain crimes tend to happen more in summertime as well.