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Can I challenge a search and seizure in my criminal defense?

Despite what TV shows and movies might depict, citizens are not required to hand over their property to police simply because they were asked. The U.S. Constitution protects Pennsylvania citizens from any type of illegal search and seizure of their property. Unfortunately, defendants building their criminal defense are often unsure of what constitutes an illegal search.

Criminal defense: What does an embezzlement charge involve?

Any person in Pennsylvania who is accused of a white collar crime, such as embezzlement, may have many questions about the allegations, the law and his or her legal rights. The most logical first step to take may be to seek the support and guidance of a criminal defense attorney -- even before charges are filed. An experienced lawyer can provide answers and advocate for the accused person throughout the legal proceedings that might follow.

Pennsylvania criminal defense: Charged with possession?

In Pennsylvania, being charged and convicted on any drug-related crime can have a drastic impact on one's life. The state simply does not take such crimes lightly. Those who have been charged with drug-related crimes can seek assistance from an experienced criminal defense attorney to help them fight their cases in court.

Pennsylvania criminal defense: Impaired by vanilla extract

A Pennsylvania woman was recently arrested and charged with DUI after ingesting a common baking ingredient. Her arrest came about after a resident in Adams Township complained to police that bottles of vanilla extract kept being thrown out near his property. This whole case is a bit unusual, to say the least, and it has put the accused in a situation that would likely best be helped through the services offered by a criminal defense attorney.

Criminal defense attorney working to dismiss homicide charges

A man was recently charged with the strangulation death of his Indiana University of Pennsylvania fraternity brother following an alleged physical altercation. The results of the autopsy seem to indicate a different story that could affect the outcome of the man's potential conviction. For this reason, his criminal defense attorney is working to have the charges dismissed after the results of the autopsy were revealed.

A criminal defense lawyer can help with prescription drug charges

Are you a medical professional who is facing a prescription drug charge? If you are, you are not alone. Numerous health care professionals in Pennsylvania who have access to prescription medications face accusations of diverting the drugs for their own personal use. Those who are facing criminal charges for such activity can turn to an experienced criminal defense attorney to help them fight their cases.

Let a criminal defense attorney help you fight repeat DUI charges

Have you been arrested and charged with driving while impaired more than once? Individuals accused of repeat DUI offenses in the state of Pennsylvania can face significant penalties if convictions are achieved by prosecuting attorneys. These punishments can affect your home and professional life. As you have a lot to lose if you are convicted, let a criminal defense team help you fight for the best possible outcome.

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