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What is prosecutorial misconduct?

The criminal justice system is meant to protect you and others in Pennsylvania, and throughout the U.S. Certain transgressions on the part of prosecutors, however, may lead to your wrongful conviction. We at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, P.C., are frequently asked on what grounds people may appeal a criminal conviction. In this post, we will discuss one such factor, prosecutorial misconduct.

Dangers of red-light running in Pennsylvania

Although traffic signals are designed to maintain an orderly flow of vehicles moving on the roads, a judgment error or an intentional disregard of a signal, especially when a red light is involved, could have catastrophic consequences. In fact, research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that the majority of motorists believe that there is a major safety threat from drivers who run red lights. Additionally, approximately 33 percent of individuals have known someone personally who has been killed or seriously injured in an intersection incident due to red-light running.

What is forgery?

Like many people in Philadelphia, the fake paintings often featured in suspense and action films are likely what come to mind when you think of forgery. There are, however, numerous situations when duplications or replications may be considered forgery. In order to protect yourself from being charged with this type of white collar crime, it may benefit you to understand what constitutes forgery in the state of Pennsylvania.

Automotive fatalities in Pennsylvania

Recent data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that fatalities resulting from car accidents have been on a steady decline, but it is still one of the most common reasons for death in the United States. In 2013, the most recent year that complete data is available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that just shy of 34,000 died in a motor vehicle accident around the country, out of a total of approximately 2.6 million deaths overall.

Dillsburg man charged with sexually assaulting 2 girls

Sometimes, criminal charges come following an accusation by a claimed victim. With few exceptions, the statute of limitations on prosecuting sex crimes in Pennsylvania is 12 years. It is longer in cases when the alleged victims are under the age of 18-years-old when the assault occurred. As such, a person could face serious legal charges years after any purported contact or interactions.

Wireless safety systems and Pennsylvania workers

Pennsylvania workers as well as their employers may be interested in a wireless safety system that can improve safety conditions. A lack of monitoring of safety fixtures such as eye baths and safety showers can make it difficult to ensure that the equipment is functioning properly according to federal safety regulations. Wireless systems have been introduced as a cost-effective way to monitor a variety of safety equipment and reduce maintenance costs while maintaining compliance with regulations.

How much does a DUI cost in the state of Pennsylvania?

After a drunk driving arrest in Philadelphia, or elsewhere, it is likely that your primary focus is the potential of jail time or having your driver’s license suspended. While these are common penalties for those charged with DUI, there are numerous other costs associated with a conviction for this offense. You, like others who have been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, may not be aware of the financial aspects of driving under the influence arrests in Pennsylvania.

10 dangerous jobs performed by Pennsylvania residents

According to preliminary data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, there were 4,679 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2014. If accurate, this would represent a 2 percent increase from 2013. Overall, there were 3.3 fatalities for every 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. The highest fatality rate belonged to the logging industry, with a rate of 109.5 deaths per 100,000 FTE workers.

Understanding prescription fraud in Pennsylvania

When most people think of illegal drugs, substances like marijuana and cocaine are typically what come to mind. Many people fail to realize, however, that prescription medications may also be considered illegal, if they do not have valid prescriptions. Based on a 2013 survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, it was estimated that nearly 6.5 million people across the U.S. were using prescription medications for non-medicinal purposes. If such medications are obtained fraudulently in Philadelphia, or throughout Pennsylvania, people could face prescription drug fraud charges.

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