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Knowledge is power, and this blog is dedicated to providing the most updated information on Pennsylvania Criminal Defense, related topics, and criminal law in general.  It's our goal for you to use the information on this site, including the individual practice area pages, to help you understand your rights, obligations, and the best course of action for your Pennsylvania Criminal Defense case.

PFA Availability for Abusive Daycare Worker?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Philadelphia area man has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting several children at the daycare that he and his wife ran. While this particular question is a side note to the case, an interesting query to make is whether a protection from abuse (PFA) order would have altered what hap...

The Controversies Surrounding Absurd HIV-Exposure Laws

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Mar 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

In one of our recent blog posts, we detailed how sex crime defendants can face additional charges if they are HIV-positive. We followed that post up with an overview of how other states handle the problem of spreading HIV. What we did not mention is the fact that lots of states criminalize havin...

Pennsylvania Senators Push Probation Reform

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jan 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

In this polarized political climate, it's rare that Republicans and Democrats agree on anything. But senators from both parties in Pennsylvania are coming together to push a bill that would tremendously change the state's criminal justice system. The bill, known as Senate Bill 14, would overhaul ...

Probation and the Reinstitution of Debtors' Prison

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jan 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

From the late 1600s to the early 1800s, many United States cities operated what is known as “debtors' prisons.” These facilities were designed with the sole intention of jailing negligent monetary borrowers - some of whom owed incredibly measly amounts of money. As the years progressed, debt amon...

Stricter Gun Law Enforced In in Pennsylvania PFA Cases

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jan 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pennsylvania's stance on firearms has always been evident: gun rights are to be fiercely protected. This sentiment is echoed throughout the state's legislative, political, and social history. But a few months back, Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation that disrupted the trend of gridlock gun laws...

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