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Joseph Lesniak Listed in the top one hundred Attorney's in America

Top 100 | 2019 | AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ATTORNEYSThe Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak is proud to announce attorney Joseph Lesniak's selection as one of the top one hundred attorney's in America by the American Academy of Attorneys. This is a national organization of elite attorneys actively practicing law who are dedicated to the promotion of excellence in their field of law and their communities. The American Academy of Attorneys recognizes those top-tier attorneys who exemplify excellence in the legal profession and the community. 

Joseph Lesniak named Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2018

I am very humbled to be named to the 2018 Rising Stars Super Lawyer list for Pennsylvania. Each year only 2.5 percent of all lawyers receive this distinction. It is an honored list for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. This is my 3rd year in a row to receive this distinction from my peers.

Drug charges in college and possible consequences

College is an exciting time for young adults who are experiencing newfound freedom along with responsibility as they live away from home for the first time. However, with underage drinking and use of drugs such as marijuana relatively frequent on many college campuses, some students will find themselves facing drug charges.

Drug charges in college can be frightening for a number of reasons, one of the most prominent being the question of how the charges will affect the student's future. If you are a college student facing drug charges, or if you are a parent of a student facing charges, read on to learn more about the possible consequences, as well as how to mitigate them.

Will I go to jail with a DUI in Delaware County?

The possible penalties for a charge of driving under the influence - DUI - are numerous and vary depending on a wide range of circumstances. If police arrested you and charged you with a DUI in Delaware Valley, you are likely wondering what the next steps will be and what impact this charge can have on your life and future.

In some cases, jail time may be a real possibility in a DUI case. Everything depends on the specifics of your arrest and your case. Hiring a qualified criminal defense attorney is a must to set yourself up with the best possible chances for a strong defense and minimizing the impact of possible consequences resulting from a conviction. Here is a brief look at some of the possible consequences of a DUI conviction in Delaware Valley, including information about when jail time may come into play:

What does a child abuse report mean when it's "founded, indicated or unfounded?"

Local children and youth agencies in the Commonwealth are also entrusted with the responsibility for investigating allegations of child abuse, and determining whether reports are "founded," "indicated" or "unfounded." A "founded report" is defined as "a report made pursuant to this chapter if there has been any judicial adjudication based on a finding that a child who was a subject of the report has been abused." An "indicated report" is defined as one in which the local children and youth agency determines that there is substantial evidence of the alleged abuse. An "unfounded report" is a report which is neither founded nor indicated.

Police can arrest you for DUI even if the car is motionless

Sometimes, one drink leads to another, and with everyone passing the pitchers of beer around the table, it may be difficult to determine how much alcohol you had over the evening. On your way to your car, you may discover that you do not feel as steady as you thought. You have to make a decision now, and driving home seems iffy at best. You decide to take a nap in your car first.

Even though you are not driving, you could still face arrest for DUI.

How to behave at DUI checkpoints

DUI checkpoints are legal in the state of Pennsylvania. Police officers can test drivers at these locations to determine if they have an illegal blood alcohol content. If caught driving under the influence, then a person without any previous criminal record could still face up to six months probation, a suspended license, and a $300 fine. 

Many people do themselves a disservice by acting suspiciously at DUI checkpoints. It is actually quite simple to pass through without drawing attention, and here are some steps for driving through these locations safely. 

Protecting yourself against false child abuse accusations

The courts take crimes against children very seriously. Therefore, when an adult faces false accusations of child abuse, it is important he or she knows how to fight them.

In order to prove the allegations as false, a parent needs to be aware of the details of the charge itself. There are a few key things to understand that may help protect an individual against false child abuse accusations. 

Joeseph Lesniak participates in Villanova University's BRIDGE Society politics and law meet & greet

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 Joe participated in the Villanova University's BRIDGE Society politics and law meet and greet. The BRIDGE Society in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences strives to build relationships among students and alumni, to inspire both student professional development and alumni engagement, and provide a forum for students to gain the experiences necessary to forge their future career and professional direction. 

Don't get caught flat-footed by sex crime penalties

No one facing allegations of committing a sex offense needs to be reminded of what's at stake. Many of these offenses carry significant prison sentences and registration as a sex offender, which can make it difficult to find housing and work for decades to come.

However, many people don't think about the collateral consequences that they didn't think about until it's too late.

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