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Blog Posts in April, 2012

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  • Parole Searches in PA
    Parole Searches in PA

    Parolees have a reduced expectation of privacy in PA. Probationers and parolees have limited protections against warrantless or suspicionless searches. A probationer's home can be searched by a ...

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  • New PA Custody Law for Deployed Military Parents
    New PA Custody Law for Deployed Military Parents

    Under the new amendments to the PA Custody Law set to take effect on June 12, 2012, the Court must now allow a deployed military service member to testify electronically and/or assign their rights to ...

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  • Driving without a Valid License in PA
    Driving without a Valid License in PA

    Section 1501(a) of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code provides for the six month suspension of one's license if it's a second offense within 5 years . Section 1501 of the PA Motor Vehicle Code is an ...

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  • Establishing Child Abuse in a Custody Action
    Establishing Child Abuse in a Custody Action

    Child abuse must be established by clear and convincing evidence that the child was physically abused I had written a prior blog article (See Link ) regarding suspected abuse and NOT reporting every ...

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  • Consent to Search- An Exception to the Warrant Requirement
    Consent to Search- An Exception to the Warrant Requirement

    Consent to search is an exception to the warrant requirement, but it must be knowing, intelligent and voluntary to be valid I have written several blog articles about police stops along roadways and ...

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  • Speeding Penalties and Work-zones
    Speeding Penalties and Work-zones

    There are points for speeding and suspensions for exceeding the maximum speed limit in Work-zones. With summer comes roadwork- they go together like hotdogs and baseball. Folks travelling to work and ...

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