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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Don’t Let the Heat of the Moment Turn Into an Open Lewdness Charge

Posted on February 3rd, 2021 in Criminal Charges

We’ve all seen the cheesy romantic comedies of the young lovers caught up in the moment only to find themselves in an incriminating situation, almost always in a public place. But did you know that these depictions of parking lot rendezvous can actually be considered open lewdness? Under Pennsylvania criminal code, a person commits open […]

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What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor Vs. Summary Offense?

Posted on November 3rd, 2020 in Criminal Charges

Being accused of a crime is a nerve-wracking experience regardless of what the charge is. But when you face a misdemeanor or summary offense, you may wonder what the difference is, or which one is a lesser penalty. Broadly speaking, crimes in the USA are largely divided into three categories, depending on their severity. These […]

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