What are the Most Common Traffic Violations in Pennsylvania?

Posted on June 1st, 2023 in Criminal Charges

Thankfully, despite being one of, if not the most common type of crime committed, traffic violations have declined in Pennsylvania in the last few years. In 2020, they declined by a full 36%, with the number of offenses for the six most common violations declining over the last five years. But what are the most […]

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What Are the Different Types of Theft Crimes?

Posted on March 8th, 2023 in Criminal Charges

Contrary to popular belief, theft isn’t just one crime. It’s a collection of multiple crimes because there are multiple ways to steal, some far worse than others. To make sure that offenders are punished accordingly, there are different charges for different types of theft. The side effect of having so many different types of theft […]

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What Counts as Stalking?

Posted on October 26th, 2022 in Criminal Charges

Stalking feels like something that’s simple to understand. Someone follows another person without their permission and keeps track of their life in an intrusive manner. When we think of a stalker, we think of someone in a hoodie following someone around town. But in the age of the internet, it’s also considered stalking by many […]

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What Happens During the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition Program?

Posted on February 25th, 2022 in Criminal Charges

A criminal record can set you back in life and make it difficult to achieve the goals you had set for yourself. It may seem like there’s nothing you can do to overcome your past criminal charges, but for some, there is an opportunity for a second chance. Pennsylvania’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program can […]

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What is an Offensive Weapon in Pennsylvania?

Posted on February 3rd, 2022 in Criminal Charges

When you were charged with one crime, you might not have expected to also be charged with a weapons offense. Maybe you were carrying something without even realizing that it was considered an offensive weapon. You can be charged with a weapons offense even if you had no malicious intent, so when it happens, you […]

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What Are Field Sobriety Tests?

Posted on January 21st, 2022 in Criminal Charges

Police officers rely on various forms of testing to determine whether or not they need to charge someone with drunk driving. The three tests an officer performs to determine if a driver is impaired are called field sobriety tests (FSTs). Field sobriety tests are used to judge a driver’s mental and physical ability to operate […]

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer

Posted on July 20th, 2021 in Criminal Charges

There’s a good chance you don’t have very much experience in the legal field. Fortunately, working with a lawyer will help ensure that you have someone who understands the law and the legal process. If you’re facing criminal charges, who you choose as your criminal defense attorney is important. However, even if you understand this […]

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Watch Out for 4th of July Fireworks

Posted on June 29th, 2021 in Criminal Charges

The 4th of July is a momentous holiday without a doubt. Every year, we celebrate American Independence fought for by our founding fathers. Some of them even started the tradition of using fireworks to celebrate the holiday. They did this to both celebrate our country and mock the use of fireworks to celebrate the British […]

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Avoid Criminal Charges This Memorial Day

Posted on May 20th, 2021 in Criminal Charges

Memorial Day is an important American holiday that’s celebrated across the country. We’re supposed to spend the day in remembrance of military personnel who have died serving our country. It’s become a holiday where people often spend their time remembering by partying. This leads to a list of poor decisions that can lead to people […]

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Avoid Criminal Charges This St. Patrick’s Day Holiday

Posted on March 16th, 2021 in Criminal Charges

We know that the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend can make the most level-headed person turn to the luck of the Irish to tempt fate. Unfortunately, when your holiday shenanigans include drunk driving or other criminal mischiefs, blaming the leprechauns won’t be a strong enough defense. Kalinoski Law Offices encourages you to avoid criminal charges […]

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