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Criminal defense can challenge strong evidence

When Pennsylvania residents face criminal charges, their freedom and future may be on the line. Evidence can accumulate quickly, and it may seem as if there is no chance of refuting the charges. Having the skills of a criminal defense attorney can be critical to protecting one's rights during all phases of the investigation and prosecution.

Criminal defense attorneys review immigration detainee cases

The recent immigration policies of the federal government are resulting in reports of widespread failure to enforce the laws evenly and responsively, and the failure to provide even a small measure of due process. In fact, Pennsylvania is one of the states where the problem has been especially intensified. This is due in part to the fact that Philadelphia's regional Immigration and Customs Enforcement office (ICE) arrested more immigrants without convictions than any other in the country in 2017. This has heightened the need for criminal defense attorneys to provide emergency representation for many of these people.

State officials back criminal defense reforms to lower recidivism

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf recently announced that he favors broad reform of the criminal justice system in the state. He claims that the system is broken and needs to be fixed, adding that his administration has promoted programs that would divert individuals from incarceration and that favor rehabilitation. Criminal defense attorneys will likely welcome the Governor's embrace of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative II reforms, which recommend legislative reforms in all major phases of a criminal case.

Criminal defense counsel ponders 'hungry for meatballs' defense

Criminal behavior in Pennsylvania runs the gamut of human experience. Sometimes, an arrest cannot be explained because there are no apparent motives. In other situations, the motive is clearly greed and the obtaining of services or property of another for financial gain. How is the law to be enforced, however, and is there a criminal defense to be recognized, when the motive for the crime is one's need to eat food.

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