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Status Hearings in Criminal Cases

Status Hearings in Criminal Cases If you are checking the docket in your criminal case, you may see something called a “Status Hearing.” These hearings are also sometimes referred to as “Call of the List,” or occasionally, “Disposition Dates.” These are all generally referring to the same thing, although different counties sometimes have distinctions between […]


Armando Ortega Not Guilty on Homicide Charges

After a week-long trial in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas, Defendant, Armando Ortega, was found not guilty on all homicide and assault charges after a jury concluded that he was not present at the scene of a murder that happened in 2014. Ortega was charged a year ago with homicide in the first […]


Does a Treatment Plan Effect my Drug or Alcohol Charges?

When you’re facing drug or alcohol charges, getting treatment is important not just for personal and health reasons, but also as a piece of an appropriate defense. Charges involving addiction include possession of marijuana or methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, DUI (driving under the influence), and other possession-type charges. Being able to show that you are taking […]


Homicide Charges in Pennsylvania

Homicide Charges in Pennsylvania The most serious charges you can face under Pennsylvania law are homicide charges. While Pennsylvania divides its crimes into categories of summaries, misdemeanors or felonies, murder charges are their own category, known as Homicide, and are more serious than even felonies of the first degree. Murder charges carry the severest consequences […]


Indirect Criminal Contempt – A Crime for Violating a PFA

Indirect Criminal Contempt In Pennsylvania, Indirect Criminal Contempt, or ICC, is a charge filed against someone who is accused of violating a court order. This is most common in situations where the Court order is a “Protection from Abuse” order or “PFA.” An individual defendant can be charged with ICC for violating a PFA, even […]


Beating Terroristic Threat Charges in Pennsylvania—Cornerstone Law Firm

Beating your terroristic threats charge in Pennsylvania—18 Pa.C.S. § 2706 Terroristic threats in Pennsylvania is found in the statute at 18 Pa.C.S. § 2706. Defendants charged with terroristic threats are often disoriented: “I’m not a terrorist, so how can I be charged with terroristic threats?” they ask. To learn more about this charge and how […]


Beating Disorderly Conduct Charges in Pennsylvania—Cornerstone Law Firm

Beating Disorderly Conduct Charges in Pennsylvania—18 Pa.C.S. § 5503 Disorderly conduct charges in Pennsylvania, found at 18 Pa.C.S. § 5503, are based on a police officer’s claim that you have disturbed the peace by unruly or inappropriate behavior. Disorderly conduct, sometimes called “DC” for short, can be charged as a summary offense, or as a […]


Beating your aggravated assault charge in Pennsylvania—Cornerstone Law Firm

Beating your aggravated assault charge in Pennsylvania—Cornerstone Law Firm Aggravated Assault, found at 18 Pa.C.S. §  2702, is one of the most serious crimes you can be charged with in Pennsylvania. Often, people believe “aggravated assault” refers to a justified assault—one that was “aggravated” by someone else. But aggravated assault is “aggravated” because it is […]