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Procedures and Processing for Criminal Laws in Pennsylvania
Being charged with a crime can be scary and confusing. Most states follow the same steps all across the nation, but each state may vary in its own specific procedures. This guide explains the criminal process and procedures in Pennsylvania. The Arrest Procedure In Pennsylvania you're arrested when a ... READ MORE

Home Buying Basics in Pennsylvania
Your real estate agent should also help you locate other professionals to assist you in the homebuying process, including mortgage brokers and home inspectors. ... READ MORE

Pennsylvania Traffic Violations
Traffic violations are criminal acts that violate the rules of driving. Most violations are considered minor infractions. They usually won't have serious consequences. However, some violations, such as driving while under the influence, can be considered major criminal offenses. Also, minor violations ... READ MORE

Personal Injuries Claims in Pennsylvania
If you or your property has been damaged due to another person's negligence, you may be entitled to recover compensation for things like pain, suffering, lost wages, medical bills and more by filing a personal injury claim. How Long Do You Have to File? The statue of limitations is the time limit in ... READ MORE

Pennsylvania Small Claims
What Is Small Claims Court? In Philadelphia, small claims cases are heard in municipal court. In other areas of Pennsylvania, small claims cases are heard in either district court or justice court. The person or business that files a claim is the plaintiff or claimant. The person or business that is ... READ MORE

Sealing Records and Expungement in Pennsylvania
Expungement and record sealing are essentially identical, since both reference a legal process to clear your criminal record of convictions or arrests. Generally, record sealing applies to juvenile records that can be sealed when you attain the age of 18, though Pennsylvania only references expungement ... READ MORE

PA After Small Claims Court
Generally, the judge's decision will be announced at the end of a small claims trial. The court clerk should give you an order at the conclusion of your case if the judgment is in your favor. However, sometimes the judge will want to take additional time to review the evidence or research case law before ... READ MORE

PA Alternatives to Small Claims Court
Suing someone in court isn't the only way to solve a legal problem. There are alternative ways to solve your legal problems outside of court. These alternatives are called alternative dispute resolution or ADR for short. ADR is a process in which a neutral person helps parties resolve their case. ADR ... READ MORE

PA Collecting the Judgment
Don't think the small claims process is over just because you filed a claim, went to trial and won a court judgment. You may need to take action and spend money to enforce the judgment. Sometimes it's difficult or even impossible to enforce the judgment. Collecting a court judgment can be one of the ... READ MORE

PA What is Small Claims Court?
In Philadelphia, small claims cases are heard in municipal court. In other areas of Pennsylvania, small claims cases are heard in either district court or justice court. The person or business that files a claim to sue another is called the plaintiff or claimant. The person or business that is sued is ... READ MORE

 

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