PA’s penalties for first-degree Murder include life imprisonment and even death when aggravating factors are present. Since Murder is a capital crime in the Commonwealth of PA, it is among the most severe charges a person can face. Get legal advice if you or a family...
What Are PA’s Penalties for Homicide By Vehicle While DUI?
by Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. | Feb 7, 2023 | Criminal Defense, Homicide, Violent Crime
The penalties for a Homicide By Vehicle While DUI conviction in Pennsylvania vary according to the grading of statutory acts and intent. While first-degree Homicide By VehicleDUI felonies carry up to 20 years in prison, second-degree felonies carry up to ten. Either...
What Is the Difference Between Voluntary and Involuntary Manslaughter in Pennsylvania?
by Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. | Jan 25, 2023 | Criminal Defense, Manslaughter
The differences between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter in Pennsylvania involve both action and intent. Voluntary manslaughter is when you unjustifiably kill someone after provocation with criminal intent, while involuntary manslaughter occurs during an...
Philadelphia-Based Law Firm Changes Name, Corporate Designation
by Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. | Jan 16, 2023 | Law Firm News
Shuttleworth Law PC founder celebrates changes, credits firm’s success to experience, skills, and results for clients [Philadelphia, Pennsylvania] – Shuttleworth Law PC, founded by Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq, changed its name on January 3, 2023 after registering as a...
Can My Accuser Drop Domestic Violence Charges Against Me in PA?
by Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. | Jan 9, 2023 | Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence
No, your accuser cannot drop domestic violence (DV) charges against you in PA. However, they have the right not to testify against you if they can sufficiently invoke the 5th Amendment. They can also strongly communicate to the prosecutor that they don’t want you...
What Are the Elements of Fraud in Pennsylvania?
by Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. | Jan 2, 2023 | Criminal Defense
The elements of fraud in Pennsylvania generally include a) material factual misrepresentation that b) was made knowingly and willfully, and c) relied upon (or could have been relied upon) by the alleged victim while d) resulted (or could have resulted) in their...
What Is Pennsylvania’s Insurance Fraud Statute of Limitations?
by Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. | Dec 26, 2022 | Criminal Defense, Insurance Fraud
Pennsylvania’s criminal statute of limitations for insurance fraud is five years from the date of the alleged act per 42 Pa.C.S. § 5552. This statute of limitations imposes deadlines by which prosecutors must file charges. You may have a valid statute of limitations...
Motions That Might Stop Strike 3 Holdings Subpoenas in PA & NJ
by Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. | Dec 13, 2022 | Strike 3 Holdings
Two pretrial motions might stop a Strike 3 Holdings subpoena in Pennsylvania and New Jersey federal courts, including a Motion to Quash or Motion for Protective Order. Both carry legal implications but could result in favorable outcomes for specific cases. Discuss...
How Does Bail Work in Pennsylvania?
by Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. | Dec 1, 2022 | Arrests, Criminal Defense, Prisons & Jails
Here is how bail works in Pennsylvania: A Magisterial District Judge (MDJ) does determine if you are eligible for bail in Pennsylvania after an arrest. They set bail during your preliminary arraignment, where they will also read your charges, inform you of your...
How Do I Know If I Have an Arrest Warrant in PA?
by Brad V. Shuttleworth, Esq. | Nov 21, 2022 | Criminal Defense
You can use several methods to know if you have an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania. Contact the court presiding over your case or the county sheriff’s office. If you do not know where your case is located, speak with a Pennsylvania criminal defense attorney to help you...
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