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Erie lawyer Tim George, a founding partner at Purchase & George, P.C., writes articles on subjects that are important to people facing DUI & criminal allegations in Erie and throughout Pennsylvania. He has received the highest peer review ratings available in Pennsylvania by both the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rating Service ("AV- Preeminent") and AVVO.com (10.0 - Superb). He is the chairman of the Erie County Bar Association Criminal Practice Section. To read a sampling of what he has written see below or watch him on video here. You also can check out our free and easy to read newsletters here.
Recent Articles (browse all articles)
Our Expungement Law in Pennsylvania Makes Mistakes Hard to Forget
February 02, 2013
People call us all the time about a minor offense committed many years ago that keep showing up on background checks. These "minor" offenses sometimes resulted in a prison sentence, but more often resulted in just probation and a fine. The problem is that in Pennsylvania the law makes it hard to forget the mistakes we made when we were young.
The Truth About ARD in Erie Pennsylvania: It's Not Just for DUI
January 01, 2013
A question frequently asked by many people who have never been in any trouble before receiving new criminal charges in the mail is whether ARD is just for allegations of DUI. The good news is that someone who faces charges like retail theft, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, false reports, forgery, trespass or minor drug offenses can receive ARD, too - if you meet all of the other eligibility requirements for ARD.
If the most revered military commander in recent history and current CIA Director can be forced to resign because his email communications with his mistress Paula Broadwell were recovered by law enforcement without either his consent or a search warrant, then your emails can be recorded, stored and recovered with relative ease by third parties, too.
A recent Court decision in New York reminds us that we should choose our Facebook “friends” wisely. The opinion describes how a “friend” became a cooperating witness (commonly called a “snitch”) and used his status as a “friend” to give the government information that will be used by prosecutors at trial. The same reasoning applies to everyone in Pennsylvania, writes Erie Criminal Defense Attorney and Computer Crimes Lawyer Tim George.
Life may no longer mean life for juveniles in Erie and throughout Pennsylvania sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, the U.S. Supreme Court recenly held in a case involving a juvenile in Alabama. This ruling affects 12 state prisoners serving life sentences from Erie and Crawford Counties, according to the Erie Times News. But how exactly the ruling will be implememented remains unclear. Call Erie Juvenile Lawyer Tim George to get a copy of the opinion.