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FBI uses search warrant to access local rehab clinic

By Gary E. Gerson |

Drug charges for crimes involving heroin are serious offenses that warrant long jail sentences a mark on a person’s federal record. That’s why addiction specialists and clinics are open to serve the growing population of men and women in Western Pennsylvania who have fallen into addiction. These places are a blessing, though some feel that… Read More »

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Criminal defense for free speech and social media

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Pennsylvania residents may know that free speech allows social media posts to be tasteless, disturbing, or vulgar, as well as thought-provoking. However, the Supreme Court has been asked to weigh in on whether the First Amendment applies to those who use the Internet to communicate violent or threatening language when the speaker’s intent is… Read More »

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Unlawful search and seizure

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Here in the United States, citizens are protected against unlawful search and seizure under our Fourth Amendment. In addition, if an illegal search is performed by law enforcement, federal or otherwise, anything that is found will not allowed to be used as evidence against you in a court of law. This type of protection is found under… Read More »

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Man arrested for trespassing on FBI property

By Gary E. Gerson |

A person from Brookline was arrested on the FBI’s South Side property in the early hours of Monday. The 26-year-old man has been charged with criminal mischief, trespassing, and public intoxication. He was calling out for help when a police officer heard him shortly before 2 a.m. The man is being charged with criminal… Read More »

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Ohio man charged with federal crimes, illegal drug branding

By Gary E. Gerson |

Federal crimes like drug-masking require a sound criminal defense attorney who can advocate on your behalf in front of some of the most scrutinizing judges in the entire country. With federal crimes comes federal penalties and in order to beat a federal rap you will be in need of an experienced federal crimes lawyer. A… Read More »

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Detroit oncologist pleads guilty to federal crimes, gives false treatments

By Gary E. Gerson |

This week, a Detroit oncologist has pleaded guilty to fraud, among other things, and admitted to prescribing patients chemotherapy when they didn’t need it. The doctor pleaded guilty to sixteen charges overall, including conspiracy and money laundering. And he was not given plea deal, as the U.S. prosecutor said that she would not bargain with… Read More »

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PA man admits to federal crimes, sells chemical warfare agents to Syrians

By Gary E. Gerson |

Pittsburgh Federal Crimes Attorney Committing federal crimes generally comes stacked with a sizable prison sentence and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, court costs, and restitution. If you have been arrested and charged with a federal crime, it’s important to understand that not just any criminal defense attorney will suffice. You’re going to be dealing… Read More »

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PA man sentenced on illegal gun charges

By Gary E. Gerson |

Pennsylvania Gun Law Attorney Possessing illegal firearms in the state of Pennsylvania can land you in jail for a long time. Even without a prior criminal record, a person convicted on gun charges can face several years in prison and even more years of probation. If you have been charged with possession or distribution of… Read More »

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Kwiatkowski, the “serial infector,” gets 39 years in jail

By Gary E. Gerson |

I’ve decided to revisit a case from last year where a man known as the “serial infector” was sentenced to 39 years in jail. David Kwiatkowski is a name that will down in history and one of the most infamous cases of sheer inhumanity in recent memory. As his list of infraction mounted, it’s… Read More »

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Three PA residents arrested for counterfeit bills

By Gary E. Gerson |

Pittsburgh white collar crimes attorney White collar crimes such as passing counterfeit bills can land you in a world of trouble. A few Pittsburgh-area residents recently found that out the hard way. Two men from Belle Vernon and a woman from Charleroi, along with a person from New York were indicted this past Tuesday for… Read More »

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