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  • How DUI laws changed under Act 24

    Jun 11, 2024

    Until 2003, drivers in Pennsylvania could have a blood alcohol content of up to .1 without breaking the law. When Act 24 was signed, however, the legal limit was lowered to .08. Several other changes were made to drunk driving laws that year. Three levels of drunk driving Act 24 set up a tiered approach to DUI charges that included three levels of intoxication: Level 1: General Impairment (.08 to .099) Level 2: High BAC...
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  • What Is Drug Court in Pennsylvania? Who Can Apply and How Does It Work?

    Mar 15, 2024

    In Pennsylvania, individuals charged with drug offenses confront not only significant legal penalties but also the far-reaching consequences of a potential criminal record. To address this, the state offers a compassionate alternative to traditional criminal justice proceedings through its Drug Court program. This initiative prioritizes rehabilitation over punishment, offering a second chance for those struggling with substance addiction. This article explains the Drug Court’s purpose, outlines eligibility criteria, and details the application process in Pennsylvania...
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  • Facing a Felony DUI in Pennsylvania: Steps to Take After a Drunk Driving Accident

    Feb 15, 2024

    Facing a felony DUI charge in Pennsylvania is a serious and potentially life-altering situation. The legal consequences of such a charge can be severe, including substantial fines, imprisonment, and a lasting impact on one's personal and professional life. It's crucial for individuals involved in a drunk driving accident that could lead to a felony DUI charge to take immediate and informed actions to protect their rights and future. This blog post aims to guide you...
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  • Your Rights When Accused of Child Abuse in Pennsylvania: A Legal Perspective

    Jan 17, 2024

    In Pennsylvania, allegations of Overview of Child Abuse Laws in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania's legal system defines child abuse in multifaceted ways, each with its own nuances: Physical Abuse: Emotional Abuse: Sexual Abuse: Neglect: Convictions for child abuse in Pennsylvania can result in serious penalties, such as lengthy prison sentences, substantial fines, and mandatory child abuse training programs. Additionally, these convictions can lead to a permanent mark on one’s criminal record, affecting future opportunities. Immediate...
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  • Understanding Pennsylvania’s Three Strikes Law: What You Need to Know

    Dec 18, 2023

    Context about 'Three Strikes' Laws in the U.S. The criminal justice system in the United States has seen numerous reforms and legislation aimed at reducing crime and ensuring public safety. One such measure is the "Three Strikes Law," a controversial policy that exists in various forms across different states. In this article, we will focus on Pennsylvania's implementation of the Three Strikes Law, exploring its intricacies and consequences, and discussing how a skilled attorney, such...
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  • Civil vs. Criminal Child Abuse Cases: What's the Difference

    Nov 15, 2023

    Child abuse has two distinct legal dimensions: criminal and civil. Understanding the distinction between Overview of Criminal Child Abuse Cases in Pennsylvania What Constitutes Criminal Child Abuse? In Pennsylvania, criminal child abuse encompasses any act, failure to act, or series of acts that result in imminent risk or actual severe physical harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or death of a child under 18 by a parent or caregiver responsible for the child's welfare. Potential...
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  • 1st-Degree Assault in Pennsylvania - What You Need to Know

    Sep 28, 2023

    Assault is a serious crime that can have serious consequences in Pennsylvania. If you're facing charges for 1st-degree assault, it's important to understand what you're dealing with. In this blog post, we'll discuss what 1st-degree assault is, common defenses, potential sentences, and how an attorney can help. At Law Offices of Joseph Lesniak, LLC, we have experience providing legal assistance to those facing assault charges in Pennsylvania. Our goal is to help you understand your...
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  • Will a DUI Affect My Job?

    Aug 31, 2023

    Driving under the influence is a serious offense that can have devastating consequences. If you are facing DUI charges in Pennsylvania, you may be wondering how this will impact your job. While there is no straightforward answer to this question, there are some things you should know about how a DUI can affect your employment. In this blog post, we will explore the different ways in which a DUI can affect your job and what...
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  • What is Aggravated Indecent Assault in Pennsylvania?

    Jun 27, 2023

    Pennsylvania law classifies sexual offenses into different categories, each with potentially severe consequences. Among these crimes is the offense of aggravated indecent assault, which is a serious charge that carries a term of imprisonment and other penalties. If you have been accused of such a crime in the state of Pennsylvania, it is vital that you seek the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. In this blog post, we will...
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  • Understanding Pennsylvania’s Version of Megan’s Law

    May 18, 2023

    In Pennsylvania, Megan’s Law requires the state to maintain a registry of sex offenders and make that information available to the public. The goal of the law is to help prevent further sexual offenses by providing information to the public about convicted sex offenders in their communities. Understanding the details of Megan’s Law is critical if you have been charged with a sex crime, or if you need to know the requirements of registration. In...
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Philadelphia County, Allegheny County, Montgomery County, Bucks County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Chester County, York County, Berks County, Lehigh County, Westmoreland County, Luzerne County, Northampton County, Dauphin County, Cumberland County, Erie County, Lackawanna County, Washington County, Butler County, Monroe County, Beaver County, Centre County, Franklin County, Lebanon County, Schuylkill County, Cambria County, Fayette County, Blair County, Lycoming County, Mercer County, Adams County, Northumberland County, Lawrence County, Indiana County, Crawford County, Clearfield County, Somerset County, Carbon County, Columbia County, Armstrong County, Pike County, Bradford County, Wayne County, Venango County, Bedford County, Perry County, Mifflin County, Jefferson County, Huntingdon County, Union County, Tioga County, McKean County, Snyder County, Susquehanna County, Clinton County, Warren County, Clarion County, Greene County, Elk County, Wyoming County, Juniata County, Montour County, Potter County, Fulton County, Forest County, Sullivan County, Cameron County