Blog Posts in 2010

  • Why seek an attorney for shoplifting?

    || 13-Dec-2010

    If you are facing simple shoplifting charges, then you may wonder why you should seek the legal help of an attorney at all. Understandably, you want to do what is in your best interest. The penalties you could face may seem minor, but even where a plea bargain offered by the prosecuting attorney seems reasonable you should discuss the matter with an experienced Scranton criminal defense lawyer who ...
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  • White Collar Crimes

    || 30-Oct-2010

    White collar crimes are fairly common occurrences throughout Pennsylvania, and federal investigative agencies are known for being extremely thorough when obtaining information and evidence related to these types of activities. Fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and false identification are just a few of the white collar crimes that attract the attention of federal agencies like the FBI and the ...
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  • Natural Gas Drilling in NEPA

    || 30-Oct-2010

    The ongoing debate about natural gas drilling in NEPA continues to make headlines throughout our region. When creating natural gas wells, a process called fracturing is used. In this process, hundreds of chemicals are combined with thousands of gallons of water and injected into the earth. The Times Leader reports that HBO's Gasland creator pushes for a one-year moratorium on Pennsylvania ...
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  • Birth Injury Lawyer in Scranton

    || 30-Oct-2010

    The anticipation of the birth of a baby is a time of excitement, joy, and wonder. Expectant parents dream about the moment they will first hold their child, the moment the baby learns to sit up, to walk, and to talk. Most new moms and dads will say that the only thing that matters to them is that the baby is healthy. When a baby suffers birth injuries due to the negligence of the attending ...
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  • Happy (and safe) Halloween!

    || 30-Oct-2010

    This weekend is a time for candy, costumes, and scary ghost stories. Trick-or-treaters will be gearing up for a night of fun in the neighborhoods of Scranton and its surrounding towns. They will not be the only ones hitting the streets this weekend, though; according to today's Times-Tribune, city police will conduct a special detail with uniformed and plainclothes officers to ensure the ...
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  • Scranton Serious Injury Lawyer

    || 19-Oct-2010

    The hospitals and emergency rooms of Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties are filled with people who have sustained serious injuries and will, undoubtedly, be stuck with a mountain of medical bills for their treatment. An ordinary day can quickly turn into an unexpected disaster, and during a time like this, the last thing you want to deal with is the stress and confusion of medical bills. Injuries ...
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  • PA State Troopers: DUI "Strikeforce"

    || 19-Oct-2010

    In the past two years, state police have arrested 4,652 motorists for driving under the influence through the Checkpoint Strikeforce Program, started in October 2008. Originally intended to be a one-year program, the initiative was renewed in October 2009 and will be renewed again this year. Over 300 of these arrests have taken place in Lackawanna, Pike, Susquehanna, and Wayne Counties. According ...
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  • Marcellus Shale Attorney: Stay Informed of Your Rights!

    || 11-Oct-2010

    If you are living in Northeastern Pennsylvania, chances are that you have heard a lot of talk lately about natural gas drilling in the Marchellus Shale. Proponents of both sides of this issue feel passionately about their arguments, and most residents of Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties are aware that fracking will play a significant role in the future of our region. While talk about fracking and ...
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  • Scranton Drug Bust

    || 25-Sep-2010

    After what Scranton law enforcement officials are calling a "significant" drug bust Friday night, police are warning other dealers that the city is cracking down on drug activity. According to this morning's Times-Tribune, the Scranton police force has added another officer and an inter-agency liaison to the city's drug unit, bringing its total personnel to six. The arrests came ...
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  • Scranton Auto Injury: Should I Seek an Attorney?

    || 25-Sep-2010

    Traffic jams due to auto accidents are frustrating and stressful, but unfortunately, they are also very commonplace in NEPA. Today's Times-Tribune reports about an accident that tied up traffic Friday evening. Injuries in this accident were averted, but many people involved in Scranton car accidents are not as fortunate. Injuries resulting from a serious auto accident often lead to ...
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  • Scott Township Burglaries

    || 18-Sep-2010

    Home burglaries are one of the most shocking and unnerving crimes that can plague a seemingly safe and peaceful neighborhood. Breaking into a home and stealing the valuable belongings of others, or commiting another crime in the home, suggests that the person committing the crime possesses frightening desperation and desolation. According to the Scranton Times-Tribune, Scott Township police are ...
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  • Tragic Incident Reported at PA Natural Gas Drill Site

    || 23-Jul-2010

    Today's Times-Tribune reports that a tragic explosion in Indianola, Pennsylvania has killed two workers at a natural gas well. A welding project near the well is suspected to have triggered the deadly explosion and subsequent fire, though investigations as to the cause remain underway. My deepest sympathies go out to the families and friends of the men who were killed. Though this particular ...
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  • Scranton Kidnapping Case Moving Forward

    || 19-Jul-2010

    Using cell phone records as evidence, police and investigators have tracked down a suspect allegedly involved in a Scranton kidnapping case that took place last year. The Times-Tribune reports that the suspect was arrested and arraigned last week on charges including kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault and others. Most of the time, when people think of kidnapping, they think of every ...
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  • If you have been injured in Scranton, but don't know whether you have a solid case against the party that caused your injuries, then you should speak with a Scranton personal injury lawyer. An experienced Scranton personal injury attorney will tell you that establishing legal responsibility, or liability, is among the first tasks you and your attorney will need to tackle. There are really ...
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  • Sex Crimes in Scranton

    || 17-Jul-2010

    According to the Times-Tribune, a Scranton man has been charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and related offenses after allegedly lying to two young girls about his age and having sex with them. These very serious criminal charges will require the services of an experienced Scranton criminal defense attorney who will properly defend this client, someone ...
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