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August 2014 Archives

What are the penalties for a first time DUI in Pennsylvania?

Over the years the legislature in Pennsylvania has shown a greater interest in stopping drunk driving. Despite these efforts, many people still decide to drink and drive. Not everyone is caught, but many are and have to deal with the consequences. As the legislature has shown a greater interest in stopping drunk driving, the penalties for doing it have increased. However, many first time offenders do not know the specific consequences they may face.

Wife shot by gun hidden in her bra faces gun charges

There are many people in Philadelphia who own guns. While the Second Amendment protects people's right to own guns, there are restrictions on who can own guns. Also, in order to carry a gun people must have a valid permit for the gun. Many people follow these rules and own guns legally, but there are many others who do not. If these people are caught with the gun, they may be facing gun charges.

Two teenagers outside Philadelphia charged with drug possession

Many teenagers in Philadelphia get themselves into trouble. Sometimes this means that they broke certain rules at home and face punishments from their parents. Other times they break the law and many times face consequences both at home and in the juvenile justice system. These crimes can vary from curfew violations to drug possession to assaults. Sometimes the immediate consequences do not seem that severe, but juvenile convictions can have long-term consequences for teenagers.

Two Philadelphia men arrested on drug charges at UPS Store

There are many people in Philadelphia who use illegal drugs. People use marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin and others. Whether a person uses the drug once in awhile or multiple times a day, it is still illegal. As such, there are many people involved in drug dealing, as well. These drug dealers use many different methods of distributing the drugs in order to evade the authorities. Often times, a network of people is used in order avoid detection. These individuals also get the drugs to lower-level drug dealers by using a variety of methods.

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