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No word on criminal defense strategy following drug arrests

Pennsylvania police recently arrested a couple and seized numerous items from two different vehicles. The arrests came after police claim they spotted a man attempting to hide on the floorboard of a vehicle located in a gas station parking lot. The man and the female driver of that vehicle were arrested and charged with various crimes. There is no word as of yet on whether they have secured the services of a criminal defense attorney. 

Criminal defense: 5 in custody following reports of 2 stolen cars

Being charged with theft in the state of Pennsylvania is a very serious offense. The consequences of a theft conviction depend largely on the value of the items that were stolen and whether the person accused had been convicted of theft in the past. It would be in someone's best interest to present the strongest criminal defense possible. Such is the case for five people who were recently arrested in Scranton and accused of stealing vehicles.

Criminal defense: 4 arrested for alleged heroin trafficking

Law enforcement officials in Pennsylvania receive numerous tips about supposed drug activity throughout the state. These tips often lead to the seizure of illegal substances and the dismantling of various drug operations. Four people in Elk County will likely need to mount a strong criminal defense following their arrests for alleged heroin trafficking.

Do criminal defense plans cover professional license suspension?

Your career is more than just important to you -- it is the key to your livelihood. If you rely on a license to practice your profession and are facing criminal charges, your professional license could be on the line. Constructing a solid criminal defense foundation can be key to maintaining your profession and your career.

Criminal defense rights for Pennsylvania defendants

Some Pennsylvania police officers would have defendants facing criminal charges believe that they have little to no rights. This is incredibly inaccurate, as defendants have several rights that protect them from unjust authorities and illegal action. Most people understand that they have the right to a counsel who can help them craft the best possible criminal defense, but not everyone is aware of their right to a speedy trial.

Are criminal defense needs different for felonies?

Criminal charges in Pennsylvania are typically in one of two categories -- misdemeanors or felonies. For the most part, felonies are more serious allegations that carry harsher penalties than misdemeanors. Being charged with a felony is no small matter, and a vigorous criminal defense is often necessary for achieving the best possible outcome.

Under investigation? Now is the time to start a criminal defense

Early action is almost always a good idea when you are under investigation for a criminal offense in Pennsylvania. This means taking the first step toward a comprehensive criminal defense plan should usually take place before charges are ever filed. You might be worried that creating a legal defense prior to charges might give the impression of guilt, but it is simply the smart response to a criminal investigation.

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.

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