Recent Posts in Students 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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  • 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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  • Wilkes-Barre DUI

    || 8-Oct-2009

    Wilkes University students publish a student newspaper, The Beacon, which recently made an excellent case in favor of Wilkes-Barre's need for establishing more DUI checkpoints near Public Square. Citing accident reports and local and national statistics, an opinion piece in the paper argued that checkpoints set up every weekend in the vicinity of the square would deter drunk drivers and, ...
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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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  • ESU Rape Charges Untrue

    || 28-Aug-2009

    The Pocono Record reports today that a young woman who claimed to have been raped at knifepoint at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) now admits she made up the incident to call attention away from her real problems. This is the second time since July that Monroe County police have investigated what turned out to be a false rape report. In both the ESU case and the earlier case, police, ...
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  • The Times-Tribune reports that police have arrested three members of the Bloods street gang, including two West Scranton High School students, on criminal homicide charges. The three young men - ages 17, 18 and 25 - were sent to Lackawanna County Prison without bail. West Scranton High School's website states that the school "is a microcosm of the community it serves." This likely is ...
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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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  • Defending the Legal Rights of Students in Northeast Pennsylvania

    || 12-May-2009

    Today, I am thinking about the opportunities I have had to defend the legal rights of students in northeast Pennsylvania. Students are on my mind because this month, hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will participate in the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's (GLSEN) 13 th Annual Day of Silence. Participants will remain silent throughout a school day to symbolize the ...
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