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Penalties for a Fourth DUI in Philadelphia


The holidays are a festive time in Philadelphia. People attend many gatherings and parties to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. To help people get in the festive mood, it is common to have alcohol at these parties. to help everyone get into the festive mood. Sometimes people may consume more than they should though. Often times this leads to poor decisions.

People prohibited from possessing a gun in Philadelphia


There has been a lot of discussion in Philadelphia about gun rights recently. The right to bear arms is protected by the Constitution, but there are a number of regulations on guns. If people violate gun laws, they may face gun charges. If a Pennsylvanian is convicted of these charges, the consequences can be serious.

Statistical overview of the juvenile justice system


Most of the crimes that adults commit in Philadelphia can also be committed by juveniles. However, there are some crimes that can only be committed by juveniles, such as curfew violations or tobacco violations. Each case is handled differently. With the juvenile system, there is more of a focus on rehabilitation in the and the punishments reflect that.

Avoiding a conviction after a first time underage drinking charge


A lot of alcohol is consumed in Philadelphia. People both young and old drink it for various reasons. Some drink in moderation and others drink to the point of intoxication. The majority of people who consume alcohol do so legally, but there are many young people under 21 years old who also consume alcohol. There are a number of colleges and universities in Philadelphia and underage drinking is a relatively common activity.

The five schedules for drug classification in Philadelphia

People use illegal drugs for a variety of reasons. No matter what the reason for using controlled substances in Philadelphia, however, drug possession is illegal. The penalties can be severe no matter what kind of drug is possessed, but there are different penalties for different types of drugs. Drugs are divided into five different groups called Schedules. The penalty generally depends on which schedule the drug is in.

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