Connection—Confidence—Awareness

It's a connected world, and the power of connection is often in the confidence and awareness it provides—important factors when you need help resolving a legal problem. Below, you'll find access to the GetLegal blog, which will keep you updated and aware of trends or important issues.

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  • State Laws on Firearms and Domestic Abuse

    Recently, Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled legislature unanimously approved a bill that would require people convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence to turn in their firearms within 24 hours. In passing this measure, Pennsylvania joins 29 other states and the District of Columbia that restr... Read more

  • Rethinking Incarceration for Young Offenders

    New York and North Carolina were the last two states to treat offenders under the age of 18 as adults. However, in the past two years, both states have begun to implement reforms that will distinguish the ways that juvenile offenders are processed, treated and housed. Back in April 2017, New York... Read more

  • Statutes of Limitations for Childhood Sexual Abuse

    In the wake of a grand jury report of clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania, a legislator introduced a bill to eliminate the statute of limitations on prosecuting such cases. Currently, Pennsylvania allows criminal charges to be filed in childhood sexual abuse cases until the victim reaches the age of... Read more

  • Understanding Marijuana Laws

    The marijuana debate has been in the news more frequently over the past four years. Applicable state laws regarding possession and use differ greatly across the United States, and many are in conflict with federal law. Navigating these laws can be complicated, but it is imperative that anyone us... Read more