Archive for the ‘Criminal Law’ Category

How DNA Can Be a Benefit or Detriment in a Sexual Assault Case

DNA evidence has become a staple in legal defense in sexual assault or other sexual violence cases. Often, it is…

Changes to Criminal Expungement Process in New Jersey

New Jersey has passed a new law that makes it easier for some people that have criminal records expunge their…

What are the Differences Between Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance?

 Anybody who has been paying attention to American politics is aware that President Trump is constantly being criticized about his…

How A Criminal Mischief Charge Can Lead to Big Legal Problems If You Have a Prior Record

 A charge of criminal mischief can encompass a wide range of activities and offenses against a property. Though it does…

When Does Simple Battery Become Aggravated Battery in Pennsylvania Law?

Though there are some differences between the definition of assault and battery under most state’s law, the two terms are…

Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Use in Pennsylvania

 You may have heard that this past April, Pennsylvania became the 24th state in the United States to pass a…

Why Would Criminal Charges Be Dropped or Dismissed?

 If you’ve been charged with a crime, all you want is for the whole thing to go away, and the…

What is the Pennsylvania Expungement Process?

If you have been convicted of a crime and apply for a job, then there is a good chance that…

What is the Legal Age of Consent in Pennsylvania?

The term “legal age of consent” is usually used when there has been a question of whether sexual conduct between…