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What Makes a Law Unconstitutional?

Under the Pennsylvania Constitution and subsequent case law, a law is unconstitutional if it is too vague or unclear to inform an ordinary citizen as to what conduct is prohibited under the law.

Every year, laws are challenged throughout the United States and normal citizens are convicted of crimes which they didn't even know they were committing! This is an alarming trend. The more you know about the law, the better you can be at defending your freedom.

However, whenever evaluating challenges to a law, arguing it is too vague, there is a strong presumption that the legislation is valid. To rebut this presumption, a person charged under a statute or law must prove that a person of ordinary intelligence would not have fair notice to what conduct is forbidden.

If you have any questions about a law that you think is too vague or unconstitutional in Pennsylvania, you should contact ROGAN LAW to explain your options going forward and protect your legal rights!

Ignorance of the law is almost never an excuse to breaking a valid law; however, if a law is too vague to put an ordinary and reasonable citizen on fair notice of a contemplated crime, it could be overturned and your charges could be dropped. You need an experienced and aggressive lawyer on your side! ROGAN LAW can help!