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
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
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?
I came across a recent article about the Blair county DUI court. This is something many of us in the criminal defense community have been arguing to get in every county for some time. Sure, many counties offer "ARD" or "IPP" or "STOP" programs, but those are primarily administered through the District Attorneys office of … Continue reading DUI Courts – Proof second chances work & save the state money
Sometimes the Courts Get it Right and Actually Defend the ConstitutionStory recently posted on the Huffington Post regarding the protection of our most basic rights...Geoffrey R. Stone - Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of ChicagoStop-and-Frisk: Why We Have CourtsPosted: 08/13/2013 12:27 amEvery once in a while, I burst with pride in the American … Continue reading Sometimes the Courts Get it Right and Actually Defend the Constitution