The Pennsylvania Superior Court has decided that the odor of marijuana alone does not give police sufficient probably cause to engage in a warrantless search a vehicle.
Drivers must purchase and maintain car insurance in order to legally drive in Pennsylvania. Under Pennsylvania law, this is called maintaining “financial responsibility” on your vehicles. A lapse in insurance coverage may result in the suspension of your vehicle registration privilege for three months, unless the lapse of insurance was for a period of less
SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN PENNSYLVANI DUI LAW The Pennsylvania Superior Court has recently decided the case of Commonwealth v. Chichkin, 2020 Pa. Super 121, No. 3475 EDA 2018. This decision will change the availability and applicability of the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (“ARD”) programs in DUI cases. DUI-FIRST OFFENSE FOR OFFENDERS WHO ACCEPT ARD The ARD program is a
Your rights You have the right to remain silent. For example, you do not have to answer any questions about where you are going, where you are traveling from, what you are doing, or where you live. If you wish to exercise your right to remain silent, say so out loud calmly. (In some states,
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Its possible to have your prior criminal record sealed.
By Melissa A. Derby, Esquire There is good news for people who have criminal records. Pennsylvania recently expanded the types of criminal records that can be sealed in order to provide ex-offenders greater opportunity to join the workforce. The new law allows records of misdemeanor guilty pleas and convictions to be sealed. The law