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The Consequences of Parole Violations in Pennsylvania

After being released from prison, an individual goes through a reintegration period called parole. During that time, parolees have certain conditions they must meet before being deemed ready to fully re-enter society. In a sense, the parole period acts as a test, and only by meeting all of the requirements can a person pass. Parolees… Read More »

Common Tactics Pennsylvania Officers Use to Pull Over DUI Suspects

Whenever law enforcement officers make traffic stops in Pennsylvania, they must have a justifiable reason to do so. Therefore, officers tend to keep a close eye out for other traffic violations in order to legally pull over a person they think might be driving under the influence (DUI). The following are a few of the… Read More »

Drug Crimes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania: What is Drug Possession?

Pennsylvania drug possession penalties Under the Pennsylvania drug possession statute, the penalties for marijuana possession include a misdemeanor charge, a $500 fine and 30 days in jail for 30g or less. For 30g or more, the charge is still a misdemeanor, but you could face a year in prison and a $5,000 fine. The penalties… Read More »

Wire & Mail Fraud Conviction for ‘Real Housewives of NJ’ Celebs Teresa and Joe Guidice

In January, Teresa Guidice, of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” fame, began serving a 15-month sentence for mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, bankruptcy fraud and failure to pay taxes. Joe Guidice, who took responsibility for the fraud, was sentenced to 41 months in prison. He could face deportation after he has completed his sentence… Read More »

When Is a Crime Prosecuted in Federal Court Rather Than State Court?

Many crimes can be prosecuted under both state and federal law. So what determines which path prosecutors pick for a particular crime? It turns out that multiple factors affect this decision. Geographical jurisdiction: If your case crosses state lines, you may be looking at federal prosecution. Interstate crimes may include white collar crimes, child pornography… Read More »