Blog Posts in July, 2012

  • Lying on the Stand

    || 20-Jul-2012

    What should a lawyer do when their client might lie under oath? When faced with the dilemma of "knowing" his client intends to commit perjury as a witness during a trial, an attorney must choose between his duty as a zealous advocate for his client and his duty as an officer to the court and justice system. This is not an easy decision. A lawyer should take several preemptive steps to ...
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  • Methane Leak in Bradford County - Natural Gas Drilling

    || 13-Jul-2012

    Methane may have leaked into drinking water in Bradford County! According to the Scranton Times-Tribune, the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a letter stating that the methane gas likley leaked out of a drilling station. Local streams and drinking wells were reportedly bubbling from gas that had leaked into the water. If you are concerned that you may be at ...
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  • Hydrochloric Acid Spill - Marcellus Shale

    || 13-Jul-2012

    4700 gallons of hydrochloric acid spilled out a drilling site last week about 80 miles northeast of Scranton! According to the Timesleader.com, the spill happened on July 4th. There are currently no reports of contamination of the local waterways, but DEP and local clean-up crews plan to sample the local drinking water on Tuesday. If you are concerned that your drinking water and local lakes and ...
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  • How Can I Get My Criminal Record Expunged?

    || 6-Jul-2012

    How can I get my criminal record expunged? Did you get an underage drinking offense? Want to get your DUI expunged from your record? Is a prior misdemeanor charge holding you back from getting hired by employers? In general, a criminal history record (criminal record) can be expunged when: 1. a person reaches 70 years old and hasn't had any criminal problems in 10 years; or 2. a person has ...
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  • Are you facing federal criminal charges? Is your freedom at stake? Federal crimes and sentences often carry very long and stiff penalties upon conviction or rendering of guilty plea. To ensure your rights are being protected you must first understand federal laws and guidelines. In dealing with sentencing issues in federal court for " sex crimes " and " child pornography " ...
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