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March 2013 Archives

Father and son face underage drinking charges near Philadelphia

Underage drinking charges can have a devastating effect on the life of a young person. Parents of young Philadelphia residents should take note of one recent story that highlights just how underage drinking charges can hurt a family. While the following events occurred in Chester County, they may be of interest to any parents of teenage children in the Philadelphia area.

Teen boy to face weapons charges after bringing gun to school

Although the Second Amendment grants Americans the right to bear arms, weapons possession is never allowed on school grounds in Pennsylvania. However, a 17-year-old boy is accused of attempting to bring a firearm into his school in Philadelphia on March 11. He will now face weapons charges.

Pennsylvania grapples with criminal restitution

If you are found guilty of a crime in Pennsylvania, you may be ordered by the court to pay financial restitution to the victim of the crime or to the state. However, the financial situation of some offenders, coupled with the fact that many of them spend time in prison, can make restitution orders difficult to enforce, meaning some of that money does not get collected or distributed to victims.

Pheonixville man charged with DUI after crash

For those in the Philadelphia area, a DUI charge can lead to a number of serious consequences, from license revocation to jail time. For an example of what may happen if facing a DUI charge, Philadelphians need look no further than a recent accident that occurred in nearby Phoenixville, where police allege that a night of drinking may have led to extensive damages.

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