Know Your Charges: Drug Possession Versus Drug Dealing

Incredibly, the U.S. spends an average of $47 billion combating illegal drugs each year. The main way police control drugs is through federal and state laws prohibiting the possession and sale of these dangerous substances. There are two main types of possession charges: simple possession and possession with the intent to distribute. While these charges […]

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Does My Child Have to Testify at the Custody Trial?

By: Liam J. Duffy, Esquire My clients often ask me this question. The answer is, “It depends.” It usually depends on the age of the child and the content of the testimony. Most parents involved in a custody dispute would prefer to testify on behalf of a child. The number one reason for this is […]

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What Is A Mistrial?

Depending on which party you are in a criminal prosecution, a mistrial can be either a huge inconvenience or advantage if viewed from a legal strategic standpoint. Defined simply, a mistrial is a trial that the presiding judge brings to an end before a determination on the merits of the case is reached. This can […]

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Chain Reaction And Multi-Vehicle Accidents

When multi-vehicle accidents occur, they typically cause injury to one or more persons. Multi-accident vehicles are typically caused when one car rear-ends another car at a fast enough velocity to then cause the rear-ended car to hit another car. This type of accident is also called chain reaction accident. Given their nature, multi-vehicle accidents can […]

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Child’s Right to Choose

By: Amy R. Stern, Esquire People often ask at what age can a child choose which parent they want to live with. My answer is that it is not up to the child. However, under the PA child custody rules, the child’s “well-reasoned preference” is one of 16 factors a court must consider in ordering […]

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