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Monthly Archives: June 2024


Pittsburgh Home Health Aide Pleads Guilty To Institutional Sexual Assault Of Patient

By Gary E. Gerson |

In recent decades, the United States and many other countries have stopped imposing criminal penalties for sexual activity between consenting adults.  The gender or marital status of the parties involved does not categorize a sex act as a sex crime.  Age is one of the factors that can render a sexual pairing legally off… Read More »

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Judge Sentences Probationer To Prison For Theft And Home Contractor Fraud

By Gary E. Gerson |

Part of being an adult is realizing that you are not perfect.  Sure, there are plenty of social media influencers who tell you that they start every morning with a homemade smoothie made of organic fruits, almond milk, and protein powder.  You used to do that, but now you are too broke to replenish… Read More »

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Seven Philadelphia Defendants Could Face Life In Prison For Selling Drugs Near Middle School

By Gary E. Gerson |

It isn’t just fear mongering when people tell you that you can get life in prison for drug crimes, but context is everything.  No one gets a life sentence just for carrying a baggie with two oxycodone pills in their backpack.  For the truly draconian sentences to apply in crimes that do not involve… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Drops Charges Against Defendant Because Of Substandard Work By Forensics Laboratory

By Gary E. Gerson |

In many criminal cases, the prosecution bases its case on forensic evidence, such as illegal drugs or weapons recovered from a defendant’s car or DNA evidence showing that the defendant or an item that the defendant had touched was present at the crime scene.  Sometimes the prosecution summons expert witnesses to interpret the evidence… Read More »

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