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February 2016 Archives

Man arrested on Penn campus with knife and machete


There are many tools that people in Philadelphia use that can be used for multiple purposes. When used correctly the tools can be very helpful for the task at hand. However, the tools can also be used as a weapon as well. Things like crowbars, screw drivers, baseball bats, knives and other tools can be used for noth. If used correctly, they are legal instruments, but if they are used outside the intended use, the person could be charged with weapons possession.

Will life with parole be possible for Philadelphia juveniles?


Many juveniles in Philadelphia are charged with crimes each year. The type of crime can vary dramatically, but for the most part they can be charged with the same types of crimes as adults. However, after they are charged, how the case is handled is different than how an adult's case is handled. The main difference is that there is a greater focus on rehabilitation in the juvenile law system than the adult system.

Penalties for drug possession in Philadelphia


Some people in Philadelphia use certain types of drugs for perfectly legal reasons, for example, those who use medications that have been prescribed by doctors to treat various conditions. However, there are some who will use illegal drugs. If a person is convicted of drug possession they could face very serious consequences including significant jail time. The severity of the potential penalty depends on the type of the drug the person possesses.

Potential penalties for a first time DUI in Philadelphia


The alcohol industry is huge and many people drink alcohol in Philadelphia. What they drink may vary considerably from night to night and person to person, but the effects of any type of alcohol can catch up with a person. If the person consumes too much, they may start to make some poor choices. Sometimes the person may just embarrass themselves and have an awkward moment the next time they see a friend, other times they may be accused of a crime.

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