How Reliable Is Eyewitness Testimony?

In building cases against alleged sex offenders, prosecutors often rely on eyewitness testimony. While on the surface this type of evidence may seem strong, it has been shown that people often misremember details and improperly identify defendants. Understanding how to dig into potentially unreliable eyewitness testimony can be a big component of a strong criminal […]

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Recognizing the Danger Involved in Texting and Driving

Pennsylvania motorists live in a busy world, and cellphones make it easier to keep up with the pace. However, texting while driving can result in serious injuries or death to motorists or pedestrians, making it important for those driving to understand the implications of their actions. Statistics reflect the increase in distracted driving incidents, and […]

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Sentence Handed Down for Deadly 2011 DUI Crash

A man was sentenced on Nov. 10 for his role in causing an accident that killed two twins in Pennsylvania. The accident occurred in October 2011 on Interstate 84 as the twins were driving to New York to celebrate their 40th birthdays. According to court documents, the man was driving a dump truck at the […]

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Penalties for Credit Card Crimes Under Federal Law

Congress addressed crimes that are commonly known as credit card fraud in 1984’s Credit Card Fraud Act. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, this was codified as 18 U.S.C. Sect. 1029, with penalties for this type of white collar crime listed under Sect. 1029(c). These penalties are very serious, and Philadelphia residents who are […]

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Driver Fatigue and Truck Accidents

Transporting freight in large trucks is a vital part of the Pennsylvania economy. However, when large truck drivers don’t take proper safety precautions, truck accidents can endanger other drivers. Driving a tractor-trailer over long distances can result in severe driver fatigue. Research has shown that hundreds of deaths that occur each year are attributable to […]

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