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  • What does 'Possession of a Small Amount' of Marijuana Mean?
    What does 'Possession of a Small Amount' of Marijuana Mean?

    Possession of small amount of marijuana is defined by the Drug Act as an amount less than 30 grams. As the Summer rolls into full swing, so do outdoor parties, concerts, park events, parades, shore ...

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  • Rape of a Person Below a Certain Age- Mistake as to Age is Not a Defense
    Rape of a Person Below a Certain Age- Mistake as to Age is Not a Defense

    The purpose or spirit underlying the crime of rape of a child is to protect children regardless of the specific knowledge or intent of the person engaging in the rape. A person commits rape when the ...

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  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Interprets Drug Crime Sentencing Law
    Pennsylvania Supreme Court Interprets Drug Crime Sentencing Law

    A Pennsylvania law that provides mandatory minimum sentences for controlled substance crimes was the subject of a recent Supreme Court of Pennsylvania opinion. The court considered the effect of ...

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  • Pennsylvania State Police replace breathalyzers with blood tests
    Pennsylvania State Police replace breathalyzers with blood tests

    Pennsylvania residents may recall hearing about a recent ruling by a Dauphin County judge, where a DUI charge was thrown out because of concerns about the reliability and accuracy of breathalyzers ...

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  • Hershey Summer Concert Series 2012- Underage Drinking and the PBT
    Hershey Summer Concert Series 2012- Underage Drinking and the PBT

    A person commits a summary offense if he or she, being less than 21 years of age, attempts to purchase, purchases, consumes, possesses, or knowingly and intentionally transports any liquor or malt or ...

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  • Valuation of Assets in Divorce; Part II- Retirement/Pension Plans
    Valuation of Assets in Divorce; Part II- Retirement/Pension Plans

    The two basic types of retirement plans, defined benefit and defined contribution plans, are valued in accordance with the characteristics peculiar to the type of plan. THE TWO TYPES OF RETIREMENT ...

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