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Summary Offenses and Jury Trials

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I have been accused of a summary offense and I want a jury trial. Do citizens have rights to jury trials in summary offenses? You are only entitled to a jury trial if you are [...]

Summary Offense

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I have a summary offense. Will it show up in a criminal record check? Is it a crime? Can I get it expunged? If I can get it expunged, what are the rules? Summaries are [...]

Summary Expungement Problems

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I was convicted of a summary offense in 1990. The conviction is my only contact with the law as an adult or a juvenile anywhere in the United States of America. I do not have [...]

Summary Offense

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I was in a friends cars in the rear passenger seat when she got pulled over for speeding. I had a bottle of beer in my hand at the time the cop approached the car. I got a [...]

Expungement Update

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As you may have previously read, Pennsylvania looks read to change the law on expungements. We get more questions about “what is eligible to be expunged?” then [...]

Expungement of a Summary Offense

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Over the last couple of weeks I have received several questions about the “Expungement of a Summary Offense.” While I have always received questions in this [...]

Summary Offense – What Is It?

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There are three types of philadelphia criminal defense lawyer in Pennsylvania – homicide, felony, and misdemeanor. In addition to criminal offenses, there is also [...]

Disorderly Conduct

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I got arrested in Philadelphia County for disorderly conduct. I have never been in trouble before. What will happen to me? You may be eligible for Community Court. Depending [...]