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Too Drunk to Complain!

Woman arrested for DUI after griping to police

Reviewed Attorney Pasqualini , Criminal Law Division Leader:
Published: Mar 16, 2011

Sex crimes and sentencing under Megan's Law

Gettysburg, PA - C.B. plead guilty to certain sexual crimes prior to Attorney Elisabeth Pasqualini's involvement in his case. He was awaiting sentencing pending the outcome of the mandatory evaluation by the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board (SOAB).

Protection from Abuse Filings

Ex parte proceedings; temporary orders

If a plaintiff petitions for a temporary order for protection from abuse and alleges immediate and present danger of abuse to the plaintiff or minor children, the court must conduct an ex parte proceeding. The term "Ex Parte" means literally "without the party." The Court may enter the order for temporary protection without notice to the non-moving party. There is no requirement that a person charged with abuse must receive notice of such an ex parte hearing, even if the hearing may result in an order temporarily excluding him or her from property that he or she owns in whole or in part. The court may enter such a temporary order as it deems necessary to protect the plaintiff or minor children when it finds they are in immediate and present danger of abuse. The order remains in effect until modified or terminated by the court after notice and hearing.

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