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January 2015 Archives

Understanding white collar crime

White collar crime is often a complex matter, and if you are facing charges, you will need strong legal representation to avoid serious consequences. At Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., we have protected the rights of numerous Pennsylvania clients accused of a broad spectrum of white collar crimes. We understand that a conviction can come with repercussions that seem unduly harsh. 

Field sobriety tests easy to fail even for sober people

Law enforcement in many states, including Pennsylvania, utilize the field sobriety test as a way to determine if someone may be intoxicated without using a breath or chemical test. This can be a quick way to get a drunk driver off the road during a routine traffic stop. However, passing a field sobriety test isn’t as easy as people may think. Even those who haven’t been drinking may have trouble performing the actions that are conducted during a standardized field sobriety test. 

Subpoenas are mandatory orders to deliver testimony

Subpoenas are often mentioned in the Pennsylvania news, but the technical meaning of this legal term may not be understood by everyone. According to Cornell University’s Legal Information Institute, a subpoena is a document that compels a person to provide testimony in some sort of formal legal setting. These written orders often require the person to appear before a court, but can they can also involve other types of proceedings, such as providing testimony for a Congressional inquiry.

Data shows large truck accidents are on the rise

People who use the highways in Pennsylvania may be interested in some data about large truck accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released statistics about fatal and nonfatal truck accidents that took place across the United States in 2012. According to the NHTSA, there were 4 percent more fatal truck accidents in 2012 than there were in 2011.

The impact of drugged driving on Pennsylvania drivers

According to a 2007 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 16 percent of nighttime, weekend drivers tested positive for some sort of illegal or prescription drug. About 11 percent of drivers tested positive for illicit drugs. In 2013, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that 3.8 percent of those over the age of 12 admitted to driving while under the influence of drugs.

Financial fraud can involve negotiable instruments

Cases of financial fraud in Pennsylvania can often involve documents known as negotiable instruments. According to the FBI’s most recent “Financial Crimes Report to the Public,” which covers the period from October 2009 to September 2011, the agency has been involved in a number of financial institution fraud cases, which can include investigations into counterfeit negotiable instruments as well as check kiting, check fraud and mortgage fraud. Those who are being investigated for such offenses may want to educate themselves on the legal definition of these types of documents.

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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