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Joseph Alexander Paletta Lawyer

Joseph Alexander Paletta

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DUI-DWI, Criminal, Traffic, Medical Malpractice

I am Joseph Paletta, a veteran attorney having represented more than 10,000 clients in over 25 years of experience as a trial lawyer. Whether your iss... (more)

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Ryan R. Smith

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Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Criminal, Traffic

Ryan Smith leads the firm’s personal injury and medical malpractice group. He also practices in the areas of civil rights and criminal defense. An a... (more)

Marc D Daffner Lawyer

Marc D Daffner

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Criminal, Election & Political, Immigration, Divorce & Family Law
Top-Level Defense Litigation Firm

Since 1993 we have provided service in thousands of legal matters in both state and federal courts. Recipient of numerous awards and distinctions incl... (more)

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Ryan A. Mergl Lawyer

Ryan A. Mergl

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Criminal, Accident & Injury, Business, Divorce & Family Law, Social Security
Ryan Mergl is a former prosecutor and respected trial attorney.

I personally provide all clients with the dedication, service, and attention necessary to achieve the best outcome in every case, and take pride in bu... (more)

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Sean Thomas Logue

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Criminal, DUI-DWI, Traffic, Felony, Misdemeanor
Serving Clients in the Greater Pittsburgh Area and WestVirginia

A criminal charge can change a life. Do not risk your future and your freedom by trying to handle your own defense in court or hiring a lawyer who lac... (more)

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844-748-8384

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Corey A Bauer

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Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice

Corey Bauer is a formidable, young attorney that fights for your liberties like he has something to prove. Having attended Kent State University in... (more)

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Marc Taiani

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Divorce & Family Law, Criminal, Business, Real Estate, Traffic

We're on your side. The legal system can seem very daunting, incomprehensible, and overwhelming at times. That is probably the reason why you are v... (more)

Michael  Worgul Lawyer

Michael Worgul

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Criminal, Felony, Misdemeanor, DUI-DWI, Traffic

My name is Michael Worgul. I was born and raised right here in Pittsburgh, and it’s probably no surprise that I’ve settled down here too. I went t... (more)

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Michael Angelo Maccagnan

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Attorney Michael Angelo Maccagnan earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Duquesne University School of Law. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degr... (more)

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Gregory Adam Biernacki

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LEGAL TERMS

IMPRISON

To put a person in prison or jail or otherwise confine him as punishment for committing a crime.

DIRECTED VERDICT

A ruling by a judge, typically made after the plaintiff has presented all of her evidence but before the defendant puts on his case, that awards judgment to the... (more...)
A ruling by a judge, typically made after the plaintiff has presented all of her evidence but before the defendant puts on his case, that awards judgment to the defendant. A directed verdict is usually made because the judge concludes the plaintiff has failed to offer the minimum amount of evidence to prove her case even if there were no opposition. In other words, the judge is saying that, as a matter of law, no reasonable jury could decide in the plaintiff's favor. In a criminal case, a directed verdict is a judgement of acquittal for the defendant.

PUBLIC DEFENDER

A lawyer appointed by the court and paid by the county, state, or federal government to represent clients who are charged with violations of criminal law and ar... (more...)
A lawyer appointed by the court and paid by the county, state, or federal government to represent clients who are charged with violations of criminal law and are unable to pay for their own defense.

BATTERY

A crime consisting of physical contact that is intended to harm someone. Unintentional harmful contact is not battery, no mater how careless the behavior or how... (more...)
A crime consisting of physical contact that is intended to harm someone. Unintentional harmful contact is not battery, no mater how careless the behavior or how severe the injury. A fist fight is a common battery; being hit by a wild pitch in a baseball game is not.

INSANITY

See criminal insanity.

CONSTABLE

A peace officer for a particular geographic area -- most often a rural county -- who commonly has the power to serve legal papers, arrest lawbreakers and keep t... (more...)
A peace officer for a particular geographic area -- most often a rural county -- who commonly has the power to serve legal papers, arrest lawbreakers and keep the peace. Depending on the state, a constable may be similar to a marshal or sheriff.

INFRACTION

A minor violation of the law that is punishable only by a fine--for example, a traffic or parking ticket. Not all vehicle-related violations are infractions, ho... (more...)
A minor violation of the law that is punishable only by a fine--for example, a traffic or parking ticket. Not all vehicle-related violations are infractions, however--refusing to identify oneself when involved in an accident is a misdemeanor in some states.

INFORMATION

The name of the document, sometimes called a criminal complaint or petition in which a prosecutor charges a criminal defendant with a crime, either a felony or ... (more...)
The name of the document, sometimes called a criminal complaint or petition in which a prosecutor charges a criminal defendant with a crime, either a felony or a misdemeanor. The information tells the defendant what crime he is charged with, against whom and when the offense allegedly occurred, but the prosecutor is not obliged to go into great detail. If the defendant wants more specifics, he must ask for it by way of a discovery request. Compare indictment.

CRIMINAL INSANITY

A mental defect or disease that makes it impossible for a person to understand the wrongfulness of his acts or, even if he understands them, to ditinguish right... (more...)
A mental defect or disease that makes it impossible for a person to understand the wrongfulness of his acts or, even if he understands them, to ditinguish right from wrong. Defendants who are criminally insane cannot be convicted of a crime, since criminal conduct involves the conscious intent to do wrong -- a choice that the criminally insane cannot meaningfully make. See also irresistible impulse; McNaghten Rule.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Reinhart v. COM., DEPT. OF TRANSP.

... The Department suspended Licensee's operating privileges because of three criminal convictions arising from a single accident: reckless driving; failing to stop his vehicle at an accident scene where 168 death or personal injury was involved; and driving under the influence of ...

Com. v. Abraham

... 3 Abraham was charged with corruption of a minor, 18 Pa.CS § 6301; indecent assault of a person less than 16 years of age, 18 Pa.CS § 3126; endangering the welfare of a child, 18 Pa.CS § 4304; and criminal solicitation, 18 Pa.CS § 5902. ...

Com. v. Baldwin

... According to the Commonwealth, Section 9765 clearly indicates the legislature's intent that criminal defendants' sentences do not merge unless all of the elements of one offense are included within the elements of the other offense. ...