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Your First Official Appearance in Criminal Court

Your First Official Appearance in Criminal Court Your first appearance in court is called arraignment. It is your first day in criminal court. You have arrived at an arraignment because you were either: Arrested the night before and are being broug… Read More
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Bail Jumping

BAIL JUMPING  This post will answer the following legal questions on the offense of bail jumping: What does it mean to be charged with the crime of bail jumping? How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of jumping bail? What is the legal… Read More
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Does a Jury See Everything?

Does a Jury See EVERYTHING?   The short answer is no. Often times there is pieces of evidence that must be sanitized or redacted. Normally, the attorney and the district attorney will discuss and either agree to the limit what the jury can see and n… Read More
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Homicide by a Motor Vehicle (Felony)

HOMICIDE BY A MOTOR VEHICLE (FELONY) How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of the criminal offense of homicide by a motor vehicle? In order to prove the Commonwealth guilty of the offense of homicide by a motor vehicle, the Commonwealth… Read More
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Common Nightwalker

COMMON NIGHTWALKER This post will answer the following questions on the criminal offense of being a common nightwalker: What is a common nightwalker? How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of being a common nightwalker? Are police allowe… Read More
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Burning Insured Property

BURNING INSURED PROPERTY This post will answer the following questions on the crime of burning insured property in order to defraud its insurer: What does Commonwealth law say on the crime of burning insured property? What does the Commonwealth have… Read More
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Reprimand of Council

REPRIMAND OF COUNCIL  This post will answer the following legal questions about when a counselor is reprimanded:  What does it mean when a judge “reprimands” a counselor of law? What are the responsibilities of both a judge and an attorney r… Read More
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Admission by Silence

ADMISSION BY SILENCE Recently, a client called concerned that she DID NOT respond to accusations from police when she was accused of shoplifting. While in the parking lot of a store she was confronted by police. The police walked her to her car and n… Read More
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Duress

DURESS What is the legal concept of “duress”? In some legal situations, duress may excuse a person’s committing of what otherwise would be a criminal offense. Duress is a form of coercion. It is constraint illegally exercised to force someone… Read More
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Animal Cruelty

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS This post will answer the following legal questions on the crime of cruelty to animals: How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant guilty of the offense of “cruelty to animals”? What is the legal definition of “cruelty”?… Read More
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