Blog Posts in January, 2012

  • Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction, or attempt, of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and to increased jail time. There often are defenses or justifications for assaulting ...
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  • According to Pennsylvania statutes, a person is guilty if he enters a building or occupied structure, with the purpose to commit a crime therein, unless the premises are at the time open to the public or unless the actor is licensed or privileged to enter. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that a Tunkhannock man broke into a Clarks Summit post office in an attempt to retrieve a package containing ...
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  • School Board Member Charged with DUI

    || 8-Jan-2012

    Drinking and driving is one of the most serious and common criminal offenses in our country. Police officers are ever vigilent patrolling the streets to ensure that intoxicated drivers don't endanger the public and fellow motorists. Pennsylvania law establishes a.08% BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) threshold for criminal prosecution for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The Scranton Times-Tribune ...
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  • Elderly Business Owner Attacked and Robbed

    || 5-Jan-2012

    Robbery is the taking of another's property by use of force or intimidation and is a very serious and troubling crime. Victims of robbery are often frightened and rattled by the severe invasion of their personal well-being as well as by being deprived of their valuable property or money. Store clerks and owners are often the targets of violent robbers because of the stores lack of security and ...
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