Changing your name depends on your situation, where you lived over the past 5-years, and how old you are. Changing ones name includes filing a petition, performing a change of name search, and publishing in a local newspaper and in the local law reporter. To start, a petition must be filed in the County where … Continue reading What to do when you want your name changed?
Author: David Cohen, Esq.
Personal Injury 101
A Tort, is a where one deviates from the standard of care, from societies norms. It is an action that causes harm to a person or property. It is not a crime. Torts are civil actions. There are numerous Torts. Personal Injury cases derive from the absence of acting reasonably, a failure of care, resulting … Continue reading Personal Injury 101
We Agreed to A Mutual Divorce, But Now My Ex-Spouse Disappeared, What Do I Do?
We both agreed to a Mutual Divorce. Everything was going smoothly, the initial documents were accepted and filed. However, after the 90-day waiting period was up, my soon to be ex-spouse “defendant” disappeared. Defendant no longer will return any divorce documents; my calls; and did not update their address. It has been several months and … Continue reading We Agreed to A Mutual Divorce, But Now My Ex-Spouse Disappeared, What Do I Do?
Everyone at one point in there life has driven over the speed limit. Some like to drive their car like it was stolen. It is what it is… What happens after you are pulled over and ticketed for speeding will depend on: the individual who stopped you; what county you are in; how respectful you … Continue reading Speeding Ticket
Need Help with a Hunting Citation Call Prince Law
Recently, I have been asked to help one with a hunting citation. So, I may be able to help you out. A hunting citation is similar to a criminal citation except one wants to also preserve their hunting rights. I recently procured a golden deal for an alleged criminal that preserved his hunting rights. The … Continue reading Need Help with a Hunting Citation Call Prince Law
A Brief Overview of the Criminal Process
After charges are filed, a date will be set for the preliminary arraignment. One will also have to be fingerprinted and photographed. At the preliminary arraignment the Magisterial District Justice will inform you of the charges against you, advise you of a right to an attorney, set bail, and give you a copy of the … Continue reading A Brief Overview of the Criminal Process
I left my firearm in my suitcase, I do have a permit to carry, and was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport and charged, now what?
First of all, be thankful that this occurred in Philadelphia. Being the ex-Thin Line Blue, a Professional Philadelphia Police Officer, long ago, we preferred real crime, which is why you are only being charged a summary, for it could have been much worse. A summary offense on the totem pole of charges is the very … Continue reading I left my firearm in my suitcase, I do have a permit to carry, and was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport and charged, now what?
ARD means Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition. ARD is for first time non-violent offenders, or non-violent offenders, who have not committed any crimes in a decade or more, and with the latter it usually has to be a minor offense. ARD is usually a one time chance for an alleged offender to pay fines, restitution if applicable, … Continue reading ARD 101
At-Will Eviction Term in a Residential Lease for One-Year Term
A residential lease is usually for a term of one year. There are other terms, like month-to-month leases, or six-month terms, or even a term for over a year. Usually, the terms between the landlord and tenant are memorialized in a contract, called a lease. The lease is a mixture of several areas of law. … Continue reading At-Will Eviction Term in a Residential Lease for One-Year Term
Landlord-Tenant: Brief Overview
A residential lease is where the landlord and tenant enter into a contract to lease premises, real property, for the sole purpose of living. The real property is used as a home. The classic example of a lease is for an apartment. The lease can also be for a house or mobile home. The lease … Continue reading Landlord-Tenant: Brief Overview