Blog Posts in September, 2015

  • Is There a Difference Between Theft, Robbery, and Burglary?

    Most people use the words theft, burglary, and robbery interchangeably. While this is fine for casual conversation, there are significant distinctions between each of these offenses in the context of criminal law. If one of your loved ones has been arrested for stealing, it's important to understand exactly what the charges involve. In this article, our burglary defense lawyers will explain how ...
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  • Do You Have to Register as a Sex Offender in Pennsylvania if You Live in Another State?

    Megan's Law, less commonly known as the Sexual Offender (Jacob Wetterling) Act of 1994, is a federal law requiring all states to make information about certain sex offenders available to the public. This is accomplished primarily through the Sex Offender Registry, which exists in every state and can be accessed through the internet. While all states have registries, all registries aren't the same. ...
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  • Can You Get a Government Job with a Felony?

    Most employers conduct background checks on job applicants, and the federal government is no exception. If you have a criminal record, but want to become a government employee, there's both good news and bad news: you might be able to get the job you want, but it depends on what you were convicted of, and which type of occupation you're interested in pursuing. Drug crimes and domestic violence ...
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  • Can You Be Charged with Statutory Rape if They Lie About Their Age?

    Statutory rape, known in Pennsylvania as statutory sexual assault, is a common offense to be charged with. Many defendants ask the same question of their criminal attorneys : is it a defense to say that you didn't know the other person's real age? As with many legal questions, the answer depends on the details of the situation. Before we can discuss the nuances of Pennsylvania's statutory rape ...
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