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Can I Go to Jail for Marijuana in Pennsylvania?

Can I Go to Jail for Marijuana in Pennsylvania?

With all the discussion of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, and our own Governor Tom Wolfe telling the media that “we ought to decriminalize marijuana use,” it might be easy to think that the criminal penalties related to marijuana possession, distribution, and...

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How Qualified is a Public Defender to Take on My Case?

How Qualified is a Public Defender to Take on My Case?

Anyone who has never seen a police-based TV show know that criminal defendants are all apprised of their right to an attorney, and that “if you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you…” And, based on a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case in 1963 entitled...

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Do I Need a Reason to Get Divorced in Pennsylvania?

Do I Need a Reason to Get Divorced in Pennsylvania?

Some couples - or at least one of the spouses in the couple - simply fall out of love and cannot find ways to keep the marriage going that serves each other’s needs. When asked specifically why they want to get a divorce, the response might be everything and nothing...

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How Is Marital Property Divided in Pennsylvania?

How Is Marital Property Divided in Pennsylvania?

In preparing for a divorce, one of the most significant financial - and often emotional - issues you will need to address is what happens to the marital property, and specifically which spouse will walk away with what property. Where possible, divorcing spouses should...

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How Can I Modify My Child Support Payment in PA?

How Can I Modify My Child Support Payment in PA?

Under Pennsylvania law, both parents are required to support their child until the child reaches 18 (or longer in some cases), but a parent can seek to modify a child support payment in the months and years following an initial child support award. A Pennsylvania...

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