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  • COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic and Obtaining Necessary Legal Services
    COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic and Obtaining Necessary Legal Services

    “Stay-at-Home” Orders from every sector of the government have added a layer of need for legal clients. We have ways to assist and get you into Court. There is no doubt that over a ten-week period ...

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  • The Good Samaritan Law and Drug Overdoses
    The Good Samaritan Law and Drug Overdoses

    In an effort to prevent overdose deaths, the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted the Drug Overdose Response Immunity Act (“Act”) to provide for immunity from prosecution for certain minor possessory ...

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  • What You Should Know About Gun Registration Under the PA Uniform Firearms Act
    What You Should Know About Gun Registration Under the PA Uniform Firearms Act

    The PA Uniform Firearms Act, in conjunction with the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, prohibits certain people from possessing or controlling a firearm. The Pennsylvania State Police, in the manner ...

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  • Insanity Defense may be abandoned by States
    Insanity Defense may be abandoned by States

    U.S. Supreme Court rules that insanity defense may be abandoned by the states in murder cases. In the case of Kahler v. Kansas , No. 18–6135, slip opinion, decided March 23, 2020, the United States ...

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  • Right to Speedy Trial
    Right to Speedy Trial

    In Pennsylvania, the rules of court provide that a criminal defendant must be brought to trial from the date of the filing of a formal complaint within 365 days. In the event the criminal defendant is ...

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  • Retinal Hemorrhages– Sign of Child Abuse or Not?
    Retinal Hemorrhages– Sign of Child Abuse or Not?

    Retinal hemorrhages are no longer conclusive of child abuse. The retina is a thin layer of tissue at the back of the eye that separates the eyeball from the brain. Evidence that blood vessels have ...

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