College students find themselves in many unique situations during their years in institutions of higher learning. Recently, one student made headlines in relation to a very strange set of events. An allegedly intoxicated student was recently left in a wheelchair in the lobby of a hospital with a Post-It note stuck to his chest. While this story occurred in a location outside of Philadelphia, it is of particular relevance to Philadelphians, as there are so many college students in the city of brotherly love. Underage drinking can definitely lead college students to make regrettable decisions and the individuals involved in this situation may have done just that.
With headlines blazing about murders and shootings, authorities across the country are waging a war against illegal guns. Gun charges are extremely serious in nature and require a tough defense for the accused person. Laws surrounding the purchase and sale of firearms are very specific, and the repercussions for being found guilty of breaking these laws can be severe. Recently a man in Philadelphia was charged with various criminal offenses in connection to gun laws.
Being charged with drunk driving comes with inherent problems, especially when an accident is involved, but many people don't consider the professional fallout that can arise from a DUI accident. Two Philadelphia city employees were recently faced with this predicament after being charged with DUI while driving city vehicles.
It was a rough day for a young man on a plane flight out of Philadelphia. Earlier this month, the 29-year-old was heading home on his birthday to celebrate with family and friends when the plane he was on turned around and landed in Philadelphia because authorities believed he was carrying explosives. Authorities took him off the plane at gunpoint.
Sometimes, a criminal defense attorney must advise a client to plead guilty to prevent a lengthy trial in which substantial evidence against the defendant will be presented. However, Philadelphia residents who have been accused of a crime, no matter how serious, should know that defendants also have rights, not the least of which is the right to remain silent.
Much of the city was abuzz last week over a story involving a veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department who is now facing federal charges for allegedly using his status as an intelligence officer to alert his half-brother to ongoing surveillance by the FBI and DEA.
Anytime a person is arrested for drunk driving, it is important that they take the charges seriously. When the arrest is the result of an accident, it can lead to further charges and a more harsh punishment. A woman was arrested this week for alleged drunk driving in Philadelphia. Police say the woman crashed into a police van before being arrested.