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August 2017 Archives

What to do when involved in a hit-and-run accident

There are a host of different laws in place for drivers that are involved in motor vehicle accidents. In order to keep within the law, you must follow a certain procedure. In general, a person involved in an accident must stay at the scene after the incident occurs. This is in order to make sure that everyone at the scene gets the appropriate medical attention, and so that they can give statements to the police when they arrive.

What are punishments for drug-related crimes in Pennsylvania?

While medicinal marijuana has been legalized as a way of treating certain medical conditions in Pennsylvania, the possession of the drug for recreational use has not. Instead, it remains one of the many drugs, like meth and cocaine, that can easily land you in jail if you're caught in possession of it.

What happens if I’ve been prescribed a drug that is unsafe?

It is very common in the U.S. for prescription drugs to be subject to legal suits. There is always some risk of any prescription drug being potentially harmful. But sometimes it can be proven that with enough testing, harm caused by a drug could have been avoided.

When do I need to start estate planning?

Almost no one likes to think about estate planning, and why should they? Who wants to think about the end of their life, or what they want to do if they cannot speak for themselves? This is one of the reasons why so many people put off estate planning. Others think they have plenty of time, and that they will get around to it in the future.

What is the law in Pennsylvania on assault?

Pennsylvania has two main categories of assault recognized in court: simple assault and aggravated assault. This blog will briefly define what these terms mean, what factual circumstances are sufficient to form these charges, and what the sentences consist of.