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  • Child Victim Credibility and Sex Crimes
    Child Victim Credibility and Sex Crimes

    Child victim credibility is difficult for the prosecution to establish at times, that is why the defense must be tactical and methodical in dealing with the child victim. A child victim is often times ...

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  • What's the Deal with
    What's the Deal with "Window Tint?" Is it Legal or Not?

    Window tinting is legal, even if it isn't factory, as long as a person can see through it to the inside. But, that won't stop you from getting pulled over. I recently wrote a blog article about ...

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  • The Federal Pardon Process
    The Federal Pardon Process

    The Federal pardon process applies only the federal convictions, convictions in the District of Columbia Superior Court, military court-martials . There is a difference between a pardon and an ...

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  • "Protective Sweeps" an Exception to the Warrant Requirement

    Recently, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania in Commonwealth v. Tuggles , 58 A.3d 840 (December 20, 2012) held that it was appropriate for an officer to conduct a protective sweep of the interior ...

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  • Sexual Abuse of Children in PA - What Is It?
    Sexual Abuse of Children in PA - What Is It?

    Despite the title of the offense in the PA Crimes Code, 'Sexual Abuse' need not be any type of actual touching, offensive use of objects, or what one would normally think of as rape or molestation. ...

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  • Drug Trafficking and Sentencing- Prior Crimes
    Drug Trafficking and Sentencing- Prior Crimes

    The sentencing code allows for enhanced minimum sentences where a prior conviction has occurred. The defense of an individual not only involves trying to have them acquitted of the offense for which ...

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