Criminal Resources

Facing criminal charges can be a turning point in someone’s life. If mishandled, you may spend years in prison. Our criminal defense attorneys bring more than 30 years of experience to case. We will aggressively protect your rights and make sure that your story is told.

With offices throughout central PA, our team of lawyers are ready to help. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation.



Pennsylvania’s New Second Chance Law

On February 16, 2016 Senate Bill 166, also known as the Second Chance bill, was signed into law. This new law chances existing law about how certain criminal history information can be used, and more importantly, seals certain criminal history information from public disclosure. Non-violent 2nd degree and 3rd degree misdemeanor records can be sealed from […]

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Use of Criminal History for Employment

Pennsylvania law allows prospective employers very limited use of criminal history in the application process.  The Criminal History Record Information Act, or CHRIA, allows an employer to use only conviction data for misdemeanors and felonies and only “to the extent to which they relate to the applicant’s suitability for employment in the position for which […]

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Top 5 motor vehicle stops that surprise drivers

In Pennsylvania a police officer must either have reasonable suspicion or probable cause that a violation of the motor vehicle code has occurred in order to stop a vehicle. Probable cause is required when the alleged violation is complete, for example speeding or an expired inspection sticker.  Only reasonable suspicion is required if the alleged […]

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How Do I Get Rid of My Criminal Record?

With today’s technology, it has become increasingly easier for employers, schools and government agencies to run thorough criminal background checks on potential employees and students.  Having a criminal record can be an impediment to your finding employment, suitable housing, becoming bonded, obtaining a gun permit or a professional license.  It can also impede your ability […]

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Traffic Ticket – now what?

Most people have received a traffic ticket at one time in their lives.  However, not everyone knows how to properly respond to the receipt of a ticket.  Generally speaking, one may be able to negotiate a settlement with the police officer before the hearing regarding the traffic citation. First, it is important to consider what […]

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