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Pennsylvania Defense Attorney Enrique Latoison is On Your Side

If you are looking for the best criminal defense attorneys to represent you, Enrique Latoison is the man to call. He is the founder of Latoison Law Firm in Pennsylvania and he represents a large area of defense. He is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in his field! No matter your need or ...

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Expungements

In Pennsylvania, the record of your arrest stays on your permanent criminal record indefinitely. The only way to remove this from your criminal record is to have it expunged. Pennsylvania allows expungements of criminal records under a limited set of circumstances. If your record is expunged, the court orders complete removal of all records of ...

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License Restoration

Following a license suspension period, your license does not automatically get restored by the PA Department of Transportation. Rather, you must undertake the responsibility of doing so. If you fail to take the necessary steps and drive with a suspended license, you risk being found guilty of a summary offense, and upon conviction and could ...

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State Parole Hearings

61 Pa.C.S. § 6138 addresses violations of the terms of one’s state parole: A state parolee under the jurisdiction of the parole board who is released from a correctional facility and, during the period of parole, commits a crime that is punishable by imprisonment, for which the parolee is convicted or found guilty by a judge ...

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Gagnon I & II Hearings

If you violate one or more of the terms of your probation, either technically (failing to report to your probation officer; failed urine screening) or directly (being charged with a new crime), you have certain rights. Shortly after being detained for your violation, a Gagnon I hearing will be scheduled. Here, a judge will determine ...

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Motion To Suppress

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects its citizens from unlawful searches and seizures from the government. You have a reasonable expectation of privacy in many places and things, and the government cannot search or seize them without either reasonable suspicion and/or probable cause. If the government has obtained evidence against you in an illegal ...

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White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes generally involve some type of theft, fraud, or deception for monetary gain. Depending on the nature of the crime, law enforcement agencies such as the FBI and IRS may be involved in the investigation. A person can be charged in both state and federal court. Some of the most common types of ...

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Drug Offenses

Simple Possession 35 P.S. 780-113(a)(16) defines possession of a controlled substance as: Knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled or counterfeit substance by a person not registered under this act, or a practitioner not registered or licensed by the appropriate State board, unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription order or order ...

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Pennsylvania Summary Offenses & Traffic Offenses

In Pennsylvania, a summary offense is an offense dealt with in District Court. Some of the most common types of summary offenses include disorderly conduct, harassment, criminal mischief, first offense shoplifting and underage drinking. Many violations of the Motor Vehicle Code are also characterized as summary offenses. Some include speeding, running a red light and ...

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Pennsylvania driving under the influence (DUI)

The Pennsylvania Criminal Code classifies DUI offenses into four main categories. They are: General Impairment (.08 - .99%) High Rate of Alcohol (.10 - .159%) Highest Rate of Alcohol (.16 – and higher) Controlled Substances (drugs) (any amount) Minors (.02 and higher) The type of sentence you receive as a result of a DUI conviction depends in large part on two ...

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