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Straw Purchasing Firearms

Dec 30 2016 in Firearms/Weapons, Legal Blog

Like other states, Pennsylvania has strict criminal laws that impose penalties for certain offenses involving purchasing, carrying, and using firearms. One of these offenses involves straw purchasing firearms, which is buying a gun for someone else. If you or someone you love is facing firearms…

Mandatory Sentences for Federal Drug Crimes

Dec 23 2016 in Drug Crimes, Legal Blog

Federal drug crimes often carry mandatory minimum sentences that severely limit a judge’s discretion in determining the length of a convicted offender’s prison term. Although many of these federal drug charges have state equivalents, they often result in more severe sentences. The mandatory minimum sentencing…

What Are Miranda Rights?

Dec 16 2016 in Criminal Defense, Legal Blog

Most people have heard, either from popular television shows, movies, or books, that the police are required to “read the rights” of a person under arrest. These “rights” are called Miranda Rights after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Miranda v. Arizona. In this landmark…