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Johnson v. United States Paves The Way for Reduced Sentences For Many In Federal System

Johnson vs. United States Paves the Way For Many Convicted In Federal System to Have Sentences Reduced      Monumental federal sentencing reform has made an appearance most recently in respects to federal offenders who have been categorized as “Armed Career Criminals” (18 U.S.C. 924(e)(1)) and “Career Offenders” under U.S.S.G. Section 4B1.1.  On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court…

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Charged with a Crime Based On Inaccurate Witness Identification?: What Your Attorney Must Do To Protect Your Rights

CHARGED WITH A CRIME BASED ON INACCURATE WITNESS IDENTIFICATION?: WHAT YOUR ATTORNEY MUST DO TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS In America, it is estimated that there are thousands of innocent people serving lenghty sentences in prisons based on mistaken witness identification.  With recent improvements in science and DNA evidence used by law enforcement, over the past…

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Supreme Court Rules Police Do Not Need a Warrant to Search Your Home

SUPREME COURT RULES POLICE DO NOT NEED A WARRANT TO SEARCH YOUR HOME In Fernandez v. California, 134 S. Ct. 1126, the United States Supreme Court ruled that police officers do not need a warrant to search your home when a resident who objects to a warrantless search is removed for a lawful purpose such…

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Constructive Possession Of Drugs

Most people are surprised to know that under Pennsylvania Law a person can be charged and convicted of possessing a controlled substance even when he or she are NOT actually in possession of the controlled substance. Recently, a client came into our office and was perplexed at how the police could charge him with possessing…

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How Will My Martial Property Be Divided In Pennsylvania?

GOING THROUGH OR ANTICIPATING A DIVORCE AND WORRIED ABOUT HOW YOUR MARITAL PROPERTY WILL BE DIVIDED? YOU NEED AN EXPERIENCED AND PROVEN HARRISBURG DIVORCE ATTORNEY TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS? WE CAN HELP!!! CALL US NOW AT 717-737-3300 FOR A FREE NO-OBLIGATION INTIAL CONSULTATION. Divorce is a very stressful and emotional event for anyone who has ever been through…

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Pennsylvania’s Mandatory Minumum Sentences Ruled Unconstitutional

On August 20, 2014, the Pennsylvania Superior Court in Commonwealth v. Newman ruled that Pennsylvania’s mandatory minimum sentencing laws which allowed judges to decide whether certain facts existed that triggered a mandatory minimum sentence was unconstitutional.  Specifically, under the sentencing scheme of Section 9712.1, possession of a firearm is considered a sentencing factor to be…

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Custody Laws In PA | Child Custody Laws In Pennsylvania

Child custody law in the state of Pennsylvania is determined by several factors. Our office has been helping parents just like you get the information they need to make the right decisions during a custody case in Pennsylvania.Call today to receive a no cost – no obligation consultation 717-737-3300 Once you have the answers to your questions…

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PA Child Support

The PA Child Support laws protect your right to receive child support.  Pennsylvania Child Support payment amounts are determined by taking into consideration several factors.  Some of the areas that will impact the amount of Child Support you could receive are: Cost of Daycare that the Custodial Parent pays Net Monthly income Monthly insurance paid…

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Divorce In PA | Divorce Laws In Pa

Crucial facts about Divorce and Divorce Laws in PA.  Arming yourself with knowledge is the first step.  Getting the legal help you need is step two.  Roy Galloway Law can help you with all the steps that you will go through during and after your Divorce in PA. Contact our office today for a Free consultation and get the…

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What is a Criminal Offense?

What is a Criminal Offense? A criminal offense is an act that violates state or federal law. In order for there to be a criminal conviction, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused committed a “guilty act” (actus reus) while having the guilty mind-state (mens rea) required by law. In the United…

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