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May 2015 Archives

Restoring gun rights after losing them for a conviction

The Constitution protects people's right to own a gun in Philadelphia, but there are certain rules they must follow to actually possess guns. They must have the proper permits to purchase or carry a gun and must follow certain rules while possessing them. However, the law also takes away a person's right to possess firearms if he or she is convicted of certain crimes. One of these many crimes is a previous conviction involving gun charges.

Philadelphia teen faces another delay in his juvenile case

Many adults in Philadelphia have made bad decisions when they were younger. In some cases, these poor decisions do not end up harming the person or really have much of an effect on the person's life. However, some bad decisions made as a teenager can result in criminal charges. These bad decisions can have a major impact on a person's life if he or she is ultimately convicted of a crime.

What are the penalties for distributing heroin in Philadelphia?

There are many different types of drugs in Philadelphia. Each type of drug has a different effect on the body and mind. Some are also more dangerous than others for the user. As such, drugs are put into five different schedules in Pennsylvania with Schedule I being the most dangerous and Schedule V being the least dangerous. Heroin is one of the drugs in Schedule I. This drug is used every day by many people in Philadelphia and is highly addictive.

Exception to underage drinking charge in Pennsylvania

It is common knowledge that the legal drinking age in Philadelphia, like the rest of the United Sates, is 21 years of age. However, this does not stop people younger than 21 from drinking alcohol. This is especially true at the various colleges and universities in Philadelphia. Most do not think that the consequences outweigh the enjoyment they receive through drinking alcohol.

Safety classes required after a DUI in Philadelphia

Most people in Philadelphia understand that drinking and driving is dangerous and against the law. However, that does not stop everyone from doing it. There are many instances when a person may not think they are over the legal limit or do not feel drunk. Other times the person may only need to drive a short distance to get home and does not think it is a big deal. Whatever the reason for driving, if the police stops the driver, they may be charged with a DUI.