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Your Resource for Pennsylvania Criminal Defense News and Information


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.

Online Harassment: Crossing the Line to Criminal

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 23, 2023 | 0 Comments

For many of us, a significant amount of our communications and interactions with others occur online. Sometimes, on social media and other online platforms, we feel like we can say anything, even things we wouldn't have the nerve to say in person, so someone's face. When a person isn't in front o...

Coming Soon to Pennsylvania: PFAs for Pets

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 13, 2023 | 0 Comments

Pennsylvania lawmakers voted to expand Protection From Abuse Orders (PFAs) to apply to animals and house pets. Specifically, if enacted, the law will give Pennsylvania judges the authority to order a PFA defendant to refrain from harming or killing a domestic violence victim's pets. Animal welfa...

How Solicitation Charges Can Derail Your Life

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 11, 2023 | 0 Comments

Prostitution has been a part of human society from its very start—some even refer to it as “the world's oldest profession.” In the modern world, many people believe that all humans should be able to do whatever they want with their bodies, including engaging in prostitution. Regardless of this, ...

Child Neglect at Casinos: PA Parents Latest to Pay Up

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 07, 2023 | 0 Comments

Regulators in Pennsylvania recently banned seven adults from the state's casinos as cases of child neglect and parental negligence grab headlines across the state. These most recent careless parents left their children unattended while they went inside popular casinos and gambled. While it may se...

Parental Alienation: An Invisible Form of Child Abuse

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Sep 01, 2023 | 0 Comments

Child custody battles can be emotionally damaging for all parties involved, but a couple's children typically bear the heaviest burden of feeling like they must “choose sides.” Although parents may feel it is appropriate to vent about their ex-spouse to their children, this can severely damage a ...

Caught With Drugs With Your Kids in the Car

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

If you're pulled over by the police and arrested with drugs in the car, it can be horrible. But if you have your kids in the car, it can be a horrifying experience. You're undoubtedly worried about what will happen to your children and your criminal charges. But you don't have to handle this on y...

Mental or Emotional Child Abuse

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 26, 2023 | 0 Comments

We are all probably sadly familiar with the concept of child abuse as a physical act of some form that is committed against a child. What we may not realize, however, is that child abuse in Pennsylvania can also include mental abuse. What Pennsylvania Law Says About the Mental Abuse of a Child ...

Who Will Find Out About My Protection from Abuse Order?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 20, 2023 | 0 Comments

When you first got into a relationship with your significant other, you never imagined that you might one day have to file a Protection from Abuse (PFA) order – or that one might be filed against you. A PFA is a court order issued by a judge that provides protection from someone who has abused y...

Will a PFA Order Affect My H-2B Visa Status?

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

The United States Department of Labor describes an H-2B visa as a “program [that] permits employers to temporarily hire nonimmigrants to perform nonagricultural labor or services in the United States. The employment must be temporary for a limited period of time, such as a one-time occurrence, se...

CPA Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud Scheme

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Aug 10, 2023 | 0 Comments

A certified public accountant (CPA) from neighboring New Jersey pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to defraud the United States by promoting fraudulent tax shelters to wealthy clients, according to a recent news release by the U.S. Department of Justice. James H. Benkoil, of Avon-by...

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