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Monthly Archives: October 2022


You Can Go To Jail For Having An Open Container Of Alcohol In Your Car In Pennsylvania

By Gary E. Gerson |

In Pennsylvania law, a summary offense is a violation of the law that is less severe than a misdemeanor.  Most traffic violations are summary offenses; only the most dangerous ones, such as drunk driving, are misdemeanors or felonies.  It is still a good idea to hire a criminal defense lawyer for traffic court when… Read More »

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About President Biden’s Executive Order To Pardon Defendants Convicted Of Simple Possession Of Cannabis

By Gary E. Gerson |

The War on Drugs raged through the 1990s, even though it had started decades earlier.  In 1994, the federal government enacted the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.  Its provisions included new restrictions on the sale of firearms, expansion of sex offender registry requirements, and funding to expand law enforcement by hiring many… Read More »

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Owner Of Oddities Museum And Macabre Ecommerce Store Charged With Attempting To Buy Stolen Human Bones

By Gary E. Gerson |

Most defendants in criminal cases plead guilty, and the ones that do not usually advance one of several common defenses.  For example, they might argue that the evidence the prosecution has presented is not strong enough to prove that the defendant committed the crime.  They might also argue that the defendant’s actions do not… Read More »

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Philadelphia Doctor Who Operated Pill Mill Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison

By Gary E. Gerson |

When kids go to the dentist, they come home with a bag of party favors, including toothpaste, toys, and stickers, as well as a balloon.  Even adults sometimes come home from dentist visits with freebies, although they are usually just toothpaste and dental floss, which are not much fun to use, but getting them… Read More »

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