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Joseph Lesniak Recognized as a "Lawyer of Distinction" by Colleague's Nomination

Joseph Lesniak was recently honored by the Lawyers of Distinction. This honor is bestowed only after potential candidates are identified, nominations submitted and an extensive review of the applicant's background and character.

Joseph Lesniak Receives the Distinguished Lawyer Designation from Expert Network

Joseph Lesniak is receiving the Distinguished Lawyer Designation© from the Expert Network which is only conferred upon the Top 3% of Lawyers in the U.S.

Your child got caught with marijuana at college in Pennsylvania-now what?

You did everything right as a parent, including sending your child off to a great school in Pennsylvania, trusting him to make good decisions in another state. Then you get a troubling phone call: He has been charged with marijuana possession. Amid your shock and disappointment, you might have a lot of questions about the charges.

The best thing for you to do in this situation is to understand the laws and punishments for possessing marijuana and what action you should take. Learn what penalties your son may face and what you can do.

For 3rd Year in a Row, Our Firm named "Best Lawyers" in Delaware County Daily Times

We are proud to announce that the Delaware County Times has recognized the Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak as part of their "Best Lawyers" Reader's Choice selection in 2017. This is the third year in a row that we've been honored with this acknowledgement.

What are the penalties for underage DUI in Pennsylvania?

Because of the potentially harmful consequences, there are strict standards and serious penalties if you are caught drunk driving when you are under 21. Below are some key facts regarding underage DUI, one of the most common criminal charges for Pennsylvania college students.

What counts as underage DUI?

Because the drinking age is 21, there are more stringent standards for determining whether to charge an underage person with a DUI. If the chemical test finds an underage driver has a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.02 percent or higher, he or she may be cited and charged with driving under the influence.

Common myths about DUIs in Pennsylvania

If you are stopped at a DUI checkpoint or by law enforcement, it is important to know your rights and responsibilities. Many laypeople try to understand the complex DUI laws and give advice, but you should go back to the criminal code and information you get from the Department of Motor Vehicles. In 2002, one person was charged with DUI, even though he was just sitting in the driver's seat. Here are some of the common myths of DUIs that you should know before you drink and drive.

How diabetes can affect a breath test

Diabetes is a highly prevalent condition among Americans. A diabetic who begins experiencing low blood glucose levels while driving runs the risk of being stopped and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. The most common symptoms of low blood sugar include diminished coordination, distorted vision and confusion, all of which can create the impression of drunkenness. These symptoms make it difficult to pass the typical field sobriety test as well, leading to the administration of a breathalyzer. High blood sugar, or hyperglycemia, can also cause symptoms such as drowsiness and dizziness. It can also lead to false positives on the breathalyzer test.

PA Supreme Court Decision alters Sex Offender Registration Requirements

A ruling issued by a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court could greatly alter the registration requirements imposed on some types of convicted sex offenders. The Opinion handed down in Commonwealth v. Lutz-Morrison, Under an interpretation of the old "Megan's Law" statute a conviction on two or more registration crimes triggers automatic lifetime registration. 

How a DUI can affect your college student's future

If you have a child who is in college, you probably worry about his or her future, like many parents do. College presents a learning experience with many challenges, and the availability of alcohol may be one of them. If your child is charged with DUI, or driving under the influence, you may be worried about how a conviction could affect his or her life.

What to do if you get pulled over for a DUI over the holidays

During the holiday season, law enforcement increase DUI patrols and set up checkpoints across Pennsylvania. Even if you have only had one drink, it can be easy to panic and wonder what you can do when pulled over. If you have had too much to drink, it is even more important that you understand your rights.

If you are pulled over this holiday season, remember:

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