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Can You Appeal Drug Possession Charges in Pennsylvania?

Can You Appeal Drug Possession Charges in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, drug possession can be a serious crime depending on the circumstances of your case. The charges you will face for possessing a drug like marijuana will be drastically different than possessing a drug like heroin. Regardless of the drug you possessed...
Can You Appeal a Sentence if You Plead Guilty in Pennsylvania?

Can You Appeal a Sentence if You Plead Guilty in Pennsylvania?

Pleading guilty to a crime because you have no better alternative can be a traumatic experience. This experience can be even more frightening if you opted for a plea bargain but received a post-conviction sentence that you did not anticipate. The appeals process in...
The Penalties for First-Time Drug Possession in Pennsylvania

The Penalties for First-Time Drug Possession in Pennsylvania

Despite a nationwide shift towards the legalization and decriminalization of certain drugs, Pennsylvania’s drug laws still inflict severe penalties on drug crime offenders – even first-time offenders. Individuals who are convicted of drug crimes in...
Can You Go to Jail for a Second DUI in Pennsylvania?

Can You Go to Jail for a Second DUI in Pennsylvania?

Courts have been cracking down on DUIs in recent years, issuing harsher punishments which can include jail time. Heavy sentencing for this type of crime is undoubtedly issued in an effort to deter people from drinking and driving in the future. Having one DUI on your...
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