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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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  • 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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  • How Can I Change My Child's Last Name?
    How Can I Change My Child's Last Name?

    A petition must be filed with the court and the burden is on the moving party to show the name change is in the child's best interests WHO CHOSES THE NAME? At common law a minor of sufficient ...

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  • Mandatory Sentences for Sex Offenders
    Mandatory Sentences for Sex Offenders

    The Pennsylvania Superior Court reviews Megan's Law mandatory sentences for sex offenders or the "three strikes law" for sex offenders in a case decided in September 2012 The Pennsylvania Superior ...

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