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April 2013 Archives

Celebrity doesn't always have its privileges

The notion that movie stars get preferential treatment from law enforcement may have been debunked last night. Actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct in conjunction with a traffic stop that left her husband (Jim Toth) arrested for drunk driving.

What are the legal implications of a dog bite?

If you are bit by a dog in Philadelphia, what happens? Can you sue the owner for premises liability if you are on their property? If you are the owner, what rights do you have? Many people in Pennsylvania are unaware of the laws surrounding dog bites. This may be detrimental to those that have been bit or to owners who are unaware of how they can defend themselves and their pets.

Crash injures elderly woman, shuts Route 890 down

The dangers of driving are known well by many people in Pennsylvania. A recent car crash involved an 84-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man, both from Sunbury, Pennsylvania. The incident left the elderly individual in serious condition at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Police obtain DUI search warrants quicker with new app

While the Memorial Day holiday is weeks away, law enforcement agencies across Pennsylvania are gearing up for increased drunk driving patrols. The goal is the same as in years past: keep as many drunk drivers off the road as possible. This means making arrests and obtaining information to support criminal charges (usually through blood, urine or breath tests). However, some drivers may refuse these tests in an attempt to avoid criminal charges.

Woman appeals workplace injury claim for new trial, judge denies

Lawsuits can be extremely complicated. This is why attorneys are often best suited to handling the matters. A prime example of this is a recent attempt by a worker who was injured while on the premises of her employer. Her on-the-job accident resulted in serious injuries that required medical care and surgery but the courts did not side with her claim.

Smashing incident leads to arrests

YouTube has spawned a new generation (and new styles) of pranks. Many across Pennsylvania have seen stories about "flashrobs", a take on the term "flash mob" where a large group of people run into a store for a mass-shoplifting prank. The teens then post the act on YouTube for their friends to see.

Can silence be used by prosecutors? Supreme Court to decide

Miranda warnings are a critical aspect of the criminal process. Based on the landmark Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona, the warning is essentially a reminder that law enforcement is authorized to use statements and information provided by the accused against him or her in court. It is also a warning that the accused has no obligation to answer questions against their will, and that they have a constitutional right to remain silent (so that they do not incriminate themselves) if they are in custody.

Man crashes into parked car, police find drugs and alcohol

Police in Norristown, Pennsylvania, were not expecting to find what they did when reporting to the scene of what they believe may have been a car accident involving alcohol. The drunk driving accident injured one person -- the driver that has been accused of driving under the influence.

Gregory R. Gifford
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    "Gregory R. Gifford, a partner at the Lansdale law firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, P.C., was elected Vice President of the Montgomery Bar Association on January 13, 2017. Mr. Gifford is a past Director of the Association and has also served as its Treasurer and Secretary"Read more...

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Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford has been a member of the local Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce (previously known as North Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce) for more than 25 years.

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