The infograph below shows the number of people getting married vs. the number of people getting divorced (per 1,000 population), from the 1930s to 2010. As you can see, the trend is heading in the wrong direction.
McMahon & Winters Law Firm is pleased to share Michael Winters’ comments in the Lancaster Newspaper (11/2/2014 –http://lancasteronline.com/news/turning-crime-into-cash-how-forfeiture-law-works/article_ca12c21c-6111-11e4-90ba-0017a43b2370.html) this month regarding Pennsylvania forfeiture laws and the rights of innocent owners. The comments were in light of an ongoing series of articles on Pennsylvania drug forfeiture law. The law permits county and state officials to seize […]
Deliver marijuana to any person within 1000 feet of a school and you will face a mandatory minimum sentence of two (2) to four (4) years of incarceration in a state correctional institution. That used to be the law but that is no longer true. The United States Supreme Court struck down state laws throughout […]
Recently, the Lancaster Newspaper printed a series of articles about the Pennsylvania Drug Forfeiture Law that allows County and State officials to seize and keep money or property connected to the Commonwealth’s drug laws. The articles reported that civil forfeiture proceedings are on the rise in Lancaster County as they are throughout the country with […]
This week, the PA Supreme Court decided a case, Commonwealth v. Gary, that involved the right of police to search our vehicles without a warrant. The decision is an interesting study on how our democracy is structured because it discusses the interplay between the protections against unreasonable searches afforded by the Pennsylvania State and US […]
In Pennsylvania, there are two court systems that handle cases where an individual is accused of committing a criminal act. An adult (18 or more years old) who is accused of committing a crime is subject to prosecution in Criminal Court. Juvenile Court is designed to provide supervision, care and rehabilitation for children (until they […]
Have you been detained due to a suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs? If so, it is time to consider your options while preparing to face the criminal justice system. In Pennsylvania, an individual may not drive, operate, or be in actual physical control of the movement of a vehicle after […]
Got a record? Are there things you have done in the past you wish you could erase? WHAT IF YOU COULD WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN? WOULD YOU? HAVE QUESTIONS? WE CAN HELP ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS! Having a public criminal history of your arrests or convictions can seriously handicap your ability to get that job or […]