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What Is the Penalty for Manslaughter in Pennsylvania?

What Is the Penalty for Manslaughter in Pennsylvania?

Perhaps the most serious criminal act under Pennsylvania criminal law is taking a life away from a human. The overall category of crime involving taking a human life are often known as “homicide charges,” though by law they are broken down into different sub-crimes...
Is Killing In Self-Defense a Crime in Pennsylvania?

Is Killing In Self-Defense a Crime in Pennsylvania?

All crimes are taken seriously by police and prosecutors in Pennsylvania, but perhaps none is treated quite as seriously as the taking of a human life. Of course, there are certain situations where a person is forced to take another life, and that killing is...
Pennsylvania Post-Conviction Relief (PCRA) Explained

Pennsylvania Post-Conviction Relief (PCRA) Explained

Proceedings seeking relief under the state’s Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) are difficult and there is no room for error. Neglecting to file on time, not including certain facts in pleadings, and not understanding what actually needs to be proved are...
What Does a Therapist Have to Tell the Police in Pennsylvania?

What Does a Therapist Have to Tell the Police in Pennsylvania?

In our modern world full of anxiety and uncertainty, it has become more and more common for your average person to see a therapist to help them work through their issues and find a path to a more balanced, less stressful, life. However, many people, especially those...
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