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April 2016 Archives

Weapons charges may result in serious consequences


The United States Constitution protects a person's general right to possess a gun in Philadelphia, but there are many restrictions on that right. There are limitations on who can possess a gun, where people who legally possess them can carry them and many others. Also, certain people may permanently lose their right to carry a firearm as well. So, the right is ultimately not a universal right.

Protecting one's rights after a juvenile offense


Teenagers in Philadelphia have to make many decisions as they grow up. There are also many different influences on teenagers as they make these decisions. Some influences are better than others, but even those with the best influences around them may make poor choices sometimes. The consequences of the poor choices teenagers make will vary, but some will end up with juvenile charges against them.

Possession of a small amount of marijuana in Philadelphia


Many of those in Philadelphia who smoke or consume marijuana may think that the consequences of using marijuana are not as serious as the use of other drugs. And, indeed, the law in Philadelphia seems to agree with these people that marijuana is not as serious as other drugs. The city of Philadelphia has de-criminalized marijuana possession, if the amount possessed is a small amount.

DUI statistics for Philadelphia in 2015


When people get behind the wheel in Philadelphia, they have certain responsibilities. They must obey the driving laws, be aware of their surroundings and ensure that they are driving in a manner to keep themselves and other drivers on the road safe. In order to do this the driver must pay attention to the road and their surroundings. Distracted driving can be dangerous, and that is why there are laws for texting and driving and drinking and driving.

Parents charged with allowing teenagers to drink at their home


It is fairly common knowledge that the legal drinking age in Philadelphia is 21 years old. However, despite knowing that, many people under the age of 21 consume alcohol on a fairly regular basis. In order to do this though, someone over the age of 21 needs to provide the alcohol to the minor since it is illegal for them to purchase it as well. Many times it is an older friend or maybe a sibling, but this is not always the case.

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