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Woman faces multiple charges after defrauding daycare

Business owners in Pennsylvania must keep detailed administrative and financial records of their business’ practices. Since business owners are in complete control of documentation, it may be tempting to falsify records for financial or material gain. However, according to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a person commits fraud if they cause others to rely on a false statement that provides information about their business.

Man's 10th DUI treated as a first offense

In Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, receiving more than one DUI is associated with serious consequences. For example, those arrested for more than two DWI offenses with a blood alcohol content level between .08 and .099 are subject to 12 months of license suspension, a fine of up to $5,000 and between 10 days and two years in prison. Those caught driving with a BAC level between 0.10 to .159 with three or more prior DUI offenses may be required to spend up to five years in prison and pay a fine of $1,500 to $10,000. However, there are some situations where repeat offenders may not face severe penalties for drinking and driving.

Law enforcement trace child porn files to Pennsylvania man

Viewing, creating, receiving or sharing child pornography is a crime associated with serious consequences both in Pennsylvania and on the federal level. For instance, first-time offenders charged with producing pornographic materials of minors may be required to spend between 15 and 30 years in prison. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, pictures of minors are considered child pornography even if the children are not engaging in sexual activity. Additionally, the age of consent does not apply in these cases. Any pictures or media files containing explicit images of children under the age of 18 are considered illegal.

Marijuana found in the car of a Pennsylvania man

In Pennsylvania, possessing a controlled substance, like marijuana, is considered a crime. If the prosecutor can prove that there is clear evidence that shows the accused person is responsible of possession of drugs, they will be considered guilty. However, lack of proof that links the person's identity to the source of the drugs may allow them to rid themselves of these charges.

Pennsylvania Water Rescue president embezzles thousands

Unpaid debts, large medical bills, mortgage payments and the other expenses of daily life may make it tempting to steal funds from a business or an organization. However, in Pennsylvania, embezzlement is a crime associated with serious consequences, like fines and prison time, due to the negative effect it can have on an organization. In some cases, organizations may struggle financially to maintain their operations after money has been stolen by another member of their team.

40-year-old construction worker killed in wall collapse

A construction accident near Philadelphia has taken the life of a 40-year-old New Jersey man. The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. June 20 in Cherry Hill at an old Blockbuster Video building located in a Route 38 shopping center. According to reports, construction workers were in the process of demolishing the building and had removed all the walls except for one.

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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  • National board of trial advocacy | EST 1977
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  • PennSuburban | Chamber of commerce

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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