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  • SORNA’s Lifetime Registration Provision as Applied to Juveniles Is Unconstitutional
    SORNA’s Lifetime Registration Provision as Applied to Juveniles Is Unconstitutional

    The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court has previously held that the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act’s (SORNA) lifetime registration provision as applied to juveniles violated juvenile ...

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  • New Legislation Signed by Governor Will Affect Driving Privileges of Underage Offenders
    New Legislation Signed by Governor Will Affect Driving Privileges of Underage Offenders

    Act 95 of 2018 was recently signed into law and will be effective on April 21, 2018. By Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini, Esq., Criminal Defense Attorney, Harrisburg, PA Currently, those who are ...

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  • Changes to Domestic Relations Act Expand Who May Seek Custody- Third Party Standing
    Changes to Domestic Relations Act Expand Who May Seek Custody- Third Party Standing

    The PA Legislature has recognized the dramatic changes over the past few years in parents no longer being able to raise children By Attorney Jeffrey B. Engle, Esq. , Custody Attorney, Harrisburg, PA ...

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  • Electronic Communications in a Digital Age
    Electronic Communications in a Digital Age

    Email privacy and other stored electronic data at the heart of new legislation and court determinations On Feb. 6, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act (H.R. 387). This bill ...

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  • Discovery in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
    Discovery in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

    I will always look first to the use of the Pennsylvania rules, statutes, court decisions and other regular channels of discovery and use them to obtain discovery beyond the police reports. “Discovery” ...

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  • Defending Sexual Offenses - A Non-Lawyer’s Guide to the Criminal Process in Pennsylvania
    Defending Sexual Offenses - A Non-Lawyer’s Guide to the Criminal Process in Pennsylvania

    Shaffer & Engle announces the publication of their new book - Defending Sexual Offenses- A Non-Lawyer’s Guide to the Criminal Process in Pennsylvania . The book is a general guide for those facing ...

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