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  • The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem or
    The Role of a Guardian Ad Litem or "GAL" in Child Custody Proceedings

    A GAL may be appointed by the Court upon motion of a party or upon the Court's own motion in child custody matters. I have been involved in contentious child custody matters where there has been a ...

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  • Juvenile Justice- Requirements of the Juvenile Act
    Juvenile Justice- Requirements of the Juvenile Act

    The PA Supreme Court holds that a juvenile court must determine (1) that the juvenile committed the delinquent acts alleged; and (2) that the juvenile is in need of treatment, supervision, or ...

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  • Log Book Violations and Commercial Trucking
    Log Book Violations and Commercial Trucking

    The commercial trucking industry is a "highly-regulated industry" and provides an exception to the warrant requirement. In a Supreme Court decision, a police officer's warrantless search of a cab to ...

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  • Enhancements to Registration Requirements Under Megan's Law or the Adam Walsh Act
    Enhancements to Registration Requirements Under Megan's Law or the Adam Walsh Act

    Hope exists for sexual offenders who were given bad advice at the time of their guilty plea. I have fielded numerous calls from clients regarding their active registration requirements under Megan's ...

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  • The Requirements of Title 75 Pa.C.S. § 3325;
    The Requirements of Title 75 Pa.C.S. § 3325; "Duty of driver on approach of emergency vehicle"

    Pursuant to 75 Pa.C.S. Section 3325 (PA Motor Vehicle Code), ALL drivers must pull over and stop In a recent Superior Court decision, the Court held that ALL drivers have a duty to stop and pull to ...

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  • Sexting/Cyberbullying Penalties May Be Decreased
    Sexting/Cyberbullying Penalties May Be Decreased

    2011 PA H.B. 815 (NS) would reduce penalties for teens caught "sexting" sexually explicit material to others House Bill 815 would reduce the penalties for teens caught transmitting sexually explicit ...

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