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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.

Philadelphia Man Arrested in Cold Case from 1991

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Police in Philadelphia have made an arrest in a cold case from 1991. The way they investigated the case, though, draws attention to new police technologies and the importance of your Sixth Amendment right to have a criminal defense lawyer present during police interviews. Philadelphia Police Mak...

Store Clerk Kills Attempted Robber

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Self-defense is one of the most important defense strategies available to people who have been accused of a violent crime. You have a right to defend yourself, even if that self-defense would technically amount to a crime. A shooting in Philadelphia almost perfectly tracks Pennsylvania's self-de...

Alleged Street Racing Scene Gets Violent After Crash

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jul 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

A crazy scene unfolded in South Philadelphia in the early morning hours of July 20, 2019. According to one of the alleged victims, she was robbed and beaten after filming a street race that ended with a crash that damaged her car and hurt her friend. Alleged Street Racing and Robbery in Philadel...

Why the Heat of Passion Defense is Such a Risk

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

In our last blog post, we detailed Pennsylvania's heat of passion defense and how it would likely come up if charges were filed over a thwarted kidnapping. Here, we'll explain the differences between complete and partial defenses, and point out why the heat of passion defense cannot lead to an a...

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