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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Considers Removing Medical Cannabis Restrictions for People Under Court Supervision

By Gary E. Gerson |

The United States government does not have the right to take away a person’s liberty except as a punishment for a crime.  Therefore, only after a fair trial and the other requirements of due process have been completed to prove that the defendant committed the crime of which he or she was accused can… Read More »

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Johnstown Man Pleads Guilty After Authorities Seize 40 Grams of Fentanyl

By Gary E. Gerson |

In the past few years, fentanyl has become notorious as the scariest and most dangerous opioid, especially as the focus of media coverage of the opioid epidemic has shifted from oxycodone to heroin to fentanyl.  In 2016, when two famous musicians, Prince and Tom Petty, died from accidental fentanyl overdoses, it was the first… Read More »

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Leave the Police Chases for the Action Movies: Stop and Contact a Defense Lawyer

By Gary E. Gerson |

High speed police chases often form the climactic scenes in movies.  Even real-life police chases, and even at relatively low speeds, can attract viewers’ attention; in the summer of 1994, millions of Americans were glued to their television sets as police pursued O.J. Simpson, who was suspected of murdering his ex-wife, as he rode… Read More »

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Not Only Driving While Intoxicated, but Even Walking While Intoxicated Can Be a Crime If a Child Is with You

By Gary E. Gerson |

Many crimes become more serious if the victims are children.  Even if the child has not suffered physical harm because of the defendant’s actions, the mere presence, or even potential presence, of a child can escalate the charges.  For example, selling drugs near a school is a worse crime than simply selling drugs.  Sexual… Read More »

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Whitehall Township Man Faces Drug Trafficking Charges After Probation Officers Finds Drugs and Paraphernalia in His Apartment

By Gary E. Gerson |

If a judge sentences you to probation, it means that you stay out of jail, at least for now.  It also means that you will be subject to very close scrutiny by probation officers and police.  Violating the terms of your probation can get you a longer prison sentence than you would have gotten… Read More »

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Ross Township Man Arrested with Duffel Bag Full of Meth Paraphernalia

By Gary E. Gerson |

What could be more innocent than a bag full of mason jars?  It depends what else is in the bag.  You can get arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia if you have a group of items that would be legal by themselves but which are rarely found together except in the context of preparing… Read More »

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Latrobe Police and K9 Zeus Search Vehicle and Seize 10 Bricks of Heroin

By Gary E. Gerson |

If the police find drugs in your possession, it does not automatically mean that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  Depending on the quantity of drugs found and on whether you have any previous convictions, you might be eligible for pretrial diversion instead of a conventional sentence.  If you do go to trial,… Read More »

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Man Arrested in Connection with Overdose Deaths at Pittsburgh Party

By Gary E. Gerson |

The drug education courses which elementary school students were required to take in the 1980s tended to deal in scary scenarios that did not address the realities of drug addiction.  The truth is that drug addiction can happen to anyone and that preventing it and recovering from it requires compassion and the efforts of… Read More »

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Medical Marijuana and Defendants’ Rights in Pennsylvania

By Gary E. Gerson |

People with medical marijuana cards have more freedom to possess and consume cannabis in Pennsylvania than people who do not have them, but simply being a medical card holder does not give you free rein to do all sorts of things that are illegal for other people.  If the police catch you in possession… Read More »

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Parents Face Child Endangerment Charges After Infant Ingests Fentanyl

By Gary E. Gerson |

Children accidentally ingesting illegal drugs is many parents’ worst fear, even parents who themselves are no strangers to drugs and their effects.  Thus, parents carefully inspect their children’s trick or treat candy every Halloween and hope that their young teens are telling the truth about how much parental supervision there will be at a… Read More »

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