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February 2015 Archives

Drunk driving suspected in Pennsylvania crash that killed 2 teens

A 25-year-old man is being detained in the Chester County Prison on $75,000 bail after being in a car accident that left two Downingtown teens dead. He reportedly smelled of alcohol according to the Exton Police when they arrested him after the fatal crash on Route 100 at North Ship Road.

Judge gives Villanova teen second chance after drug charges

A drug conviction often comes with serious charges that can impact a person for a lifetime. These penalties can be especially hard on young people in Philadelphia who have their whole lives ahead of them. However, it is possible for some to turn their lives around after being given another chance, even if drug trafficking charges still lead to a conviction.

Drunk driving and car accident injuries in Pennsylvania

Every year, many people are seriously injured or killed in accidents involving drunk and impaired drivers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, 10,322 people lost their lives in accidents involving impaired drivers in 2012. A person dies in a drunk driving accident every 51 minutes, with nearly 30 U.S. lives lost each day.

Jury tampering may allow a defendant to appeal a case

After the judge and jury have made their deliberations and concluded a trial, does that mean the end of the case? Not necessarily, if there is a reasonable legal basis to appeal a case’s outcome. Laws in Pennsylvania as well as other states permit some who are dissatisfied with the outcome of a trial to appeal, under certain conditions. This includes defendants facing criminal charges. In fact, the right to appeal can be extremely beneficial to a defendant, since it’s quite possible the final outcome may be different.

A Pennsylvania accident has tragic results

According to a recent report, an alleged hit-and-run accident in Pennsylvania left one man injured and another man dead on Jan. 28. A retired Pittsburgh police officer and his brother had been traveling on an inbound ramp near Squirrel Hill Tunnel in an SUV when a silver mid-sized sedan appeared. The driver of the SUV honked and tried to steer out of the oncoming sedan's path. Despite the driver's attempt to keep the SUV clear of the sedan, the approaching car struck the SUV.

When does sexual activity at a frat party cross the line?

Parties are just one of the many social aspects of university life in Pennsylvania, especially if you belong to a fraternity or sorority. However, the subjects of sexual abuse and date rape have come up repeatedly in national headlines lately. During a time when many young people are just becoming sexually active or experimenting with sex, alcohol or other substances, the line between what is legal and acceptable and what is not allowed may seem blurred. In fact, there are some activities that are said to be normal for college students, and even a prerequisite for acceptance into a college group, that are illegal. It can be difficult to know which behaviors are permitted and which can get you into trouble.

1 killed, 1 injured in tractor-trailer crash

A Pennsylvania truck driver faces impending charges for being involved in a tractor-trailer accident with a car in South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County. The trucker had missed a turn that he intended to make, so he continued down the road and tried to turn around to go back. In the process, according to a police news release, the semi-truck blocked both lanes of SR 419.

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