Blog Posts in 2015

  • Drug Crimes: Penalties for Buying vs. Selling

    || 20-Nov-2015

    In the state of Pennsylvania, both buying and selling drugs are criminal offenses. Aside from legal prescription use and sale, controlled dangerous substances (CDS) such as marijuana, cocaine, LSD, heroin, and prescription drugs are strictly prohibited from being possessed or sold. A charge for either of these drug crimes can carry a myriad of harsh penalties, exposing a person to the possibility ...
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  • While fracking efforts in the Marcellus Shale region have created a number of jobs for the surrounding area, the rise in drilling accidents has been an unfortunate and unintended side effect. Since 2010, more than 20 confirmed incidents have been reported of varying severity, with at least two occasions leading to lives being lost. These accidents include explosions, pipeline breaches, fires, and ...
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  • 5 of the Most Common Internet Crimes

    || 22-Jun-2015

    These days, it seems that the internet is everything. From smart phones to tablets, we access the web more often now than ever before and while it certainly has its perks, the internet is also a hotbed of crime and illegal activity. Internet crimes are no laughing matter. Often classified as federal offenses, convicted individuals can find themselves dealing with the consequences of their behavior ...
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  • Miranda rights are reminiscent of old detective shows, but they still have value in today’s day and age. First established in 1966, the Miranda warning requires police officers to inform suspects of certain facts after the arrest and before questioning takes place. Your Miranda rights include all of the following aspects: You have the right to remain silent Anything you do or say can be used ...
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  • The Effects of Being Convicted of Domestic Violence

    || 1-Apr-2015

    Domestic violence is an act that occurs between family or household members, intimate partners, or individuals who have a child together. Punished as a serious crime, those convicted of domestic violence can find themselves dealing with the consequences many years into the future. Attempts to cause bodily injury, rape, false imprisonment, or physical abuse of a child can all be considered domestic ...
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