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15 Mar Man injures two Lehigh County probation officers during scuffle

A 19-year-old Bethlehem man injured two Lehigh County probation officers on Tuesday when the officers were trying to take the man into custody. According to various media reports, the incident happened Tuesday afternoon. Once the man was in custody, officials with Allentown police say they found...

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11 Mar ARD Program Admission Denial

DUI charges are some of the most common charges, especially in Pennsylvania where approximately 120 DUI arrests occur daily. Fortunately, you may qualify to participate in the state’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. However, not everyone with a DUI charge will qualify for the ARD...

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09 Mar Details that Impact DUI Sentencing

Not every DUI is treated the same. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor DUI or a felony DUI, every detail will be considered, even the traffic around you at the time of the violation. In some cases, you may even be eligible for...

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07 Mar Risks of a Felony DUI

Though every DUI will reflect poorly on your record, a felony DUI looks especially bad. Without proper representation, you might feel overwhelmed and plead guilty to a charge like this that can have a serious impact on your lifestyle. Before making your plea, it might...

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03 Mar What is the ARD Process?

Having a mark on your driving record is nothing to take lightly, even if it is a misdemeanor and not a felony.  Any kind of traffic violation, especially a DUI, can have a serious impact on your employment potential, insurance rates, driving privileges, and much...

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02 Sep The Rights of Defendants in Pennsylvania; Criminal Mistrials Explained

Every criminal defendant has a right to a jury trial. That right is set forth in the United States Constitution. A jury trial means that a person charged with a crime will not be convicted unless the jury, usually 12 men and women, finds the defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. A mistrial means that the trial ends before the jury reaches its verdict. In cases tried before a judge without a jury, a mistrial occurs when the case is terminated before the judge gives his/her decision.
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