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February 2015 Archives

New law brings trouble to those who paid the price for sex crimes

Pennsylvania residents may remember when changes were made to Megan's Law regarding sex offenders back in 2012. Although it may not have been apparent immediately, previously convicted sex offenders and individuals who had been charged with minor sex crimes soon came to realize that they were being negatively affected by changes made to the legislation. Essentially, many Pennsylvania lawmakers, residents and others view the new laws as unconstitutional and unfair.

Criminal charges filed against teen in girlfriend's death

Pennsylvania residents are well aware that most relationships have their share of ups and downs. There will be arguments, both small and big. It is for that reason that a significant other is generally the first suspect when a person has been murdered. This appears to be the case for one man in Pennsylvania who now faces criminal charges after being accused of killing his significant other.

Steelers Le'Veon Bell possible expungement of some charges

Some residents here in Pennsylvania, especially those who follow football, may have heard about the arrest of running back Le'Veon Bell for the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. He had been pulled over by police and was later charged with marijuana possession and DUI. Now, he is attempting to undergo dismissal and expungement of the marijuana charges.

Criminal charges after mother accused of abandoning baby

There are certain types of crimes that virtually all Pennsylvania citizens find abhorrent. Chief among these are crimes in which children are harmed or are put in harm's way. When the media reports this type of arrest, the community is often shocked and angered. While this is a natural reaction, it is important to realize that not every case that begins with criminal charges will end in a conviction. In fact, many do not even make it to court, for a variety of reasons.

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