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Tracking devices on the table for domestic violence defendants

By Gary E. Gerson |

New domestic violence laws in Pennsylvania could update the state’s mandates, extending extra protection to vulnerable parties who need it. New legislation would allow law enforcement officers to receive domestic violence training and lawmakers believe the additional education will help both accusers and alleged offenders during incidents of domestic violence. Further, provisions that require victims to hand-deliver… Read More »

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Man convicted of domestic violence after victim arrested

By Gary E. Gerson |

Many people don’t know that victims in domestic violence cases may be forced to testify in Pennsylvania. That is what happened in one case in Maine. A woman was arrested because she refused to testify against her alleged abuser. The man was convicted of three domestic violence offenses. The woman did not want to press charges. Attorneys for… Read More »

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Man waives hearing to contest domestic assault evidence

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A Pennsylvania man who was allegedly caught on tape assaulting his wife in front of the couple’s children has decided to waive preliminary hearings in two separate criminal cases. The man is facing domestic violence charges after he reportedly assaulted the woman in both May and August. He has been released on bond in connection with… Read More »

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Domestic violence laws get an upgrade

By Gary E. Gerson |

The after-effect of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal is still being felt throughout the state. And we are still being updated with new alleged victims coming forward and coothless jokes like that of the Rutgers fans who wore “Ped State” t-shirts during the team’s football game against the Nittany Lions earlier this… Read More »

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Wilkinsburg woman arrested for domestic violence

By Gary E. Gerson |

Western Pennsylvania Domestic Violence Attorney Domestic violence is a tricky subject as we have all been reminded over the past two weeks with the stories surrounding the NFL and its two superstars, Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice. Rice’s case has spread like wildfire after the full video of him knocking out his then fiancé, now wife,… Read More »

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Man abducts daughter, charged with domestic violence

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Man accused of domestic violence, taking daughter from hospital Police officers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are attempting to sort out a child custody dispute that appears to have gone horribly awry. Authorities report that a 26-year-old man is facing allegations of assault in connection with a domestic violence incident during which he absconded with his own daughter…. Read More »

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Pennsylvania woman charged in connection with domestic dispute

By Gary E. Gerson |

Police in Pennsylvania had a warrant out for a 37-year-old woman after a June 12 domestic dispute that allegedly turned violent. The woman is facing domestic violence charges stemming from a claim that she threw a cup of hot bacon grease on her 49-year-old boyfriend. The incident took place in the Lawrence County town of New… Read More »

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New sexual crimes law allows broader reach for restraining orders

By Gary E. Gerson |

A new law that is slated to go into effect in 2015 could have significant implications for Pennsylvania residents and those convicted of sex crimes. The legislation is designed to protect victims of sexual assault by providing court-ordered protection from the alleged abuser. Interestingly, even those victims who have never reported the alleged crimes could receive… Read More »

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Officers arrested, suspended on domestic assault charges

By Gary E. Gerson |

Two Pennsylvania corrections employees are facing professional consequences after allegations surfaced about their involvement in domestic disputes. The two men, age 25 and 35, are both accused in separate domestic assault cases. Both men were arrested in March for the alleged indiscretions. Authorities say that both of the defendants have been suspended without pay pending the… Read More »

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Pennsylvania initiative strives for domestic violence prevention

By Gary E. Gerson |

A new initiative in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, may help reduce the number of domestic violence victims and offenders by providing an alternative treatment program. The new approach was launched in early February, and it permits certain defendants facing domestic violence charges to attend classes or receive treatment instead of going through criminal prosecution. The program does have… Read More »

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