Recent Posts in Juvenile Criminal Defense Category

  • Disorderly Conduct

    || 30-Nov-2012

    Are you afraid that having a Disorderly Conduct on your record will prevent you from getting into college, getting a good job, or even get you fired? These are all legitimate concerns! Don't risk losing what you have earned because the police gave you a citation for Disorderly Conduct. At ROGAN LAW, we can help ensure your legal rights are protected and you get the defense you deserve! In ...
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  • Defend Your Rights against an Underage Drinking Offense

    || 30-Nov-2012

    As much as tailgating, parties, and studying are a part of college life; so is the risk of being charged with an underage drinking offense. Many high school and college students are charged with underage drinking offenses for merely being present at a party with friends and classmates. Although the drinking age is 21 in the United States, you should not feel helpless and isolated to enjoy your ...
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  • Teen Charged in Armed Robbery in Wilkes-Barre

    || 30-May-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 the deprivation of their valuable property. Victims of home invasion have their personal security stripped away and must re-live the fear each day within their ...
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  • Arsonist in Honesdale?

    || 2-Apr-2012

    According to Pennsylvania statutes, arson is when a person intentionally starts a fire or explosion, or is involved in aiding/ counseling, paying or agreeing to pay another person to cause a fire, whether on your own property or the property or business of someone else. If the fire endangers another person or inhabitant, the charges and consequences are much more severe. If a person inside the ...
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  • The 6th Amendment to the United States Constitution states that "In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial" and "have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence." Despite these Constitutional protections which provide Due Process for the accused, juvenile criminal defendants have historically been treated in a dissimilar fashion ...
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  • Underage Drinking

    || 11-Mar-2012

    21 Means 21! State law requires all persons under the age of 21 to refrain from consuming alcohol! If you have been accused of underage drinking, you need an aggressive underage drinking lawyer to fight for your rights! Don't risk losing your license or college scholarship because of a careless mistake or wild party. Call a drinking offense attorney today! The Scranton Times-Tribune reports ...
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  • West Scranton Underage Drinking Charges

    || 2-Jun-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports today that police cited twenty kids from West Scranton High School for underage drinking at a post-prom party in Wayne County over the weekend. All were charged as juveniles. Juvenile charges mean that the consequences for having broken the law will likely focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment. Whenever you are accused of any juvenile crime, whether underage ...
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  • Old Forge Gunman Arrested

    || 25-Jan-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that Old Forge schools were shut down and several local roads closed this afternoon while police worked to apprehend an alleged gunman roaming in and out of the woods in a residential and business neighborhood near West Oak Street Cemetery. Thank goodness, Old Forge pizza production appears to have remained unaffected. In all seriousness, a man with a gun trying to escape ...
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  • Scranton Juvenile Felonies Attorney

    || 13-Dec-2009

    "Juvenile" and "felony" are two words nobody wants or expects to see used together in a newspaper article, but in yesterday's Times-Tribune, we learned that ten young boys aged fourteen through fifteen from the Scranton area have allegedly committed a series of crimes that include robberies, armed robberies, burglaries and auto thefts over the last four months. Police say ...
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  • Poconos Juvenile Crime Decline Reported

    || 27-Sep-2009

    The Pocono Record reported yesterday that juvenile probation placements have decreased by 20 percent in the Poconos, and that home foreclosure rates might have something to do with the change. Though there is currently no measurable evidence to support the claim, Monroe County's Chief Probation Officer recently told the Monroe County Commissioners that the he believes the county's negative ...
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  • District Attorney Investigates Wyoming County School Crime

    || 27-Sep-2009

    Another incident at a local high school football game, this time involving students from Dallas Area High School, has grabbed news headlines. The Times-Tribune reports that the Wyoming County district attorney's office is investigating reports that members of the Dallas High School football team urinated on the tennis courts at Tunkhannock High School during halftime at a recent game. ...
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  • South Scranton Heroin Arrests

    || 16-Sep-2009

    The Times-Tribune reports that two young Lackawanna County men were arrested yesterday after police found them in possession of over three dozen packets of heroin. The young men, from Carbondale and Archbald, were charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Partnership for a Drug-Free America calls heroin "a ...
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  • Increased Police Presence at Scranton High School Football Game

    || 4-Sep-2009

    Have you seen WNEP's report about the increased police presence scheduled for tonight's football game at Scranton's Memorial Stadium? The report states that the number of police working the game will more than double, and that rowdy students and recent gang activity are the reasons why. The school superintendent reportedly believes that policing the games more intensively will yield no ...
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  • Economics, Education and Crime in Northeast Pennsylvania

    || 4-Sep-2009

    Today's Times-Tribune reports that at least ten preschools in Lackawanna, Wayne and Susquehanna counties have either remained closed or are on the verge of closing due to the state budget impasse. The article also discusses new research which suggests that kids who attend preschool are only half as likely to wind up in prison as kids who do not. The article then segues back to economics, with ...
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  • Stroudsburg, PA Criminal Defense Lawyer

    || 12-Aug-2009

    Why would a Stroudsburg, PA criminal defense lawyer blog about the Kiwanis Club of the Poconos - Daybreak? In this morning's Pocono Record, I saw that the organization is having an ongoing event at Borders in Stroudsburg. Through September 7th, customers can purchase books at the store and donate them in support of a local children's reading program. This is just one service that the ...
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  • Monroe County Juvenile Crimes

    || 6-Jul-2009

    This post about Monroe County juvenile crimes is really an addendum to an earlier entry. I recently wrote about two students from Monroe County who were accused of weapons charges. While the news media contained details about the first offender, it said little about the second, as he was 15 years old, and therefore subject to the juvenile criminal justice system. When juveniles under the age of 18 ...
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  • Monroe County Weapons Charges

    || 5-Jul-2009

    This past June, two students from the Monroe County Pleasant Valley School District were accused of weapons charges. An 18-year-old student was accused of bringing a.38-caliber handgun to the high school and leaving it in a parked car. During a metal detector search, a 15-year-old student was allegedly found with a 7.5 inch knife. Though neither student committed an act of violence or even of ...
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  • Northeast PA Criminal Conspiracy

    || 22-Jun-2009

    Our local news is unfortunately loaded with stories about people involved or allegedly involved with northeast PA criminal conspiracies. Early this month, the Lackawanna County SWAT team arrested two men in Clarks Summit for "felony charges of criminal conspiracy and possession of heroin and crack with intent to deliver," and one woman for "felony conspiracy and criminal use of a ...
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  • Providing Quality Juvenile Criminal Defense in Pennsylvania

    || 21-May-2009

    Rogan Law dedicates significant resources to providing quality juvenile criminal defense to the children of northeast Pennsylvania and the Poconos. We do this not only because we strive to provide the best possible defense for each of our clients, but also because we understand that effective legal advocacy on our children's behalf strengthens our legal system and makes our communities safer. ...
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