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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.

The Three Levels of Arson in Pennsylvania

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

News reports in Philadelphia covered an apparent arson in Pine Hill, New Jersey: a playground had caught fire, and the flames spread to a nearby concession stand. While police have not yet ruled it arson and the incident happened on the wrong side of the river, the incident does shed light on Pen...

Local Woman Facing Child Endangerment Charges, and the Difference Between Legal Defenses and Challenging the Prosecutor's Case

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

A mother in the Philadelphia area has been charged with child endangerment after police claim she left her two-year-old daughter in a car for over two hours. The girl died from the incident. Details surrounding the tragedy, however, suggest that the mother might not be the one who was responsibl...

Philadelphia Cracks Down on Illegal Dumping

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Jun 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Local officials in Philadelphia have taken steps to follow up on their promise to enforce the city's illegal dumping laws by installing cameras in areas that are known dumping grounds. They are also promising to vigorously enforce the state's numerous laws that could apply to anyone who throws tr...

Incumbent Sheriff Loses in Philadelphia Primary Election

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

Philadelphia will see a new city sheriff after the incumbent, Jewell Williams, was ousted in the Democratic primary by challenger Rochelle Bilal. While the effects of the change are not likely to significant – the Sheriff's Office simply does not do too much policy work in Philadelphia – the chan...

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