Does Law Enforcement Need Search Warrants to Use Drug Dogs?

Law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania, and throughout the U.S., often use drug-sniffing dogs when investigating drug-related offenses. Like many who are the subjects of such investigations, you may question whether the use of these dogs on your private property was legal. In order to help ensure your rights are not violated, it may benefit you […]

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Growing Use of Technology to Reduce Fatal Vehicle Accidents

Pennsylvania motorists may not be aware of the high cost of driving while fatigued, but it is estimated that fatigue is a factor in at least 7,500 deadly accidents annually. Driving while drowsy may be as dangerous as driving drunk, and both causes may lead to more severe accidents. A truck driver’s fatigue after being […]

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Marijuana Can Make You a Criminal for DUI and Drugged Driving in PA

Pennsylvania is one of a number of states that criminalizes a driver for DUI who has any amount of marijuana in their system. The “per se” law is set forth in 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3802 (d)(1). If you are stopped for any reason and subjected to a blood test which reveals even trace amounts of marijuana, […]

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What Are the Penalties for Identity Theft in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania state law defines identity theft as the possession or use of another person’s identifying information for an unlawful purpose without his or her consent. This white collar crime is considered a serious offense in the state, and thus, carries severe consequences. At the law firm of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, we are often […]

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Infection Hazards of Improperly Maintained Eyewash Stations

A recent publication issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) warns employers and workers alike that infections could arise from using improperly maintained eyewash facilities. Both employers and workers in Pennsylvania can use the information to remain aware of the risks and learn how to avoid them. Work environments that use corrosive chemicals, […]

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