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Use of Vehicle Without Authority

USE OF VEHICLE WITHOUT AUTHORITY Use without authority is usually someone who keep a rental car too long, or takes their mothers car without permission, or a simply took someone car without permission. The difference between use without authority and… 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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Can I Be Charged if I Have a License For X? (Driving, Firearm, Prescription)

LICENSE OR AUTHORITY Occasionally, when a defense is asserted on behalf of a defendant, the defense is license or authority. For example, a police officer acting in good faith may arrest a person because they are carrying or possessing a firearm.… 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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Larceny by Check

LARCENY BY CHECK This post will answer the following legal questions on larceny by check: What is the legal offense of “larceny by check” and what does Commonwealth law say on the crime? How does the Commonwealth prove a defendant GUILTY of larc… Read More
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Use of Telephone For Betting

USE OF TELEPHONE FOR BETTING  This post will answer the following legal questions on the crime of use of telephone for betting: What does it mean to be charged with use of a telephone for betting? What does Commonwealth law have to say on use of a… Read More
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