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Expungement Laws in Pennsylvania 2022

Expungement Laws in Pennsylvania 2022

Criminal convictions and arrest records do not have to last forever. In certain circumstances, you can have these records expunged or sealed away, and you can move forward with a fresh start. An expungement is when certain criminal records are erased and treated as...
Expungement Laws in Pennsylvania 2022

Age of Consent in Pennsylvania and Penalties

One of the most important rules regarding sex and sexual activity is consent. More specifically, people must be of a certain age to provide valid consent for sexual activity. People of varying ages may provide valid consent to sexual activity under the right...
Can a Probation Officer Search Your House in Pennsylvania?

Can a Probation Officer Search Your House in Pennsylvania?

Probation officers are sworn police officers who are charged with monitoring people on probation. People on probation have somewhat more limited rights regarding how and when officers may enter their homes. Probation officers are generally allowed to enter your home...
Pennsylvania Sentencing Guidelines 2022

Pennsylvania Sentencing Guidelines 2022

After a criminal defendant is convicted, the court moves forward to the trial’s sentencing phase. Contrary to what many believe, sentencing is not a simple decision but an incredibly complicated process. Pennsylvania has numerous potential criminal charges, and many...
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