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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 […]


Resisting Arrest and Contraband Drug Charges Dismissed in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

This summer, Cornerstone Law Firm’s Joel Ready successfully obtained the dismissal of contraband drug charges, terroristic threats, and resisting arrest charges for a client in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania after habeas corpus proceedings.  Part of the charges were based on a claim that the individual involved had fought with an officer while he was being arrested. […]


Harassment Charges in Berks County Dismissed – March 2020

Last month, Attorney Joel Ready obtained dismissal of harassment charges in Berks County. The charges had been filed against a defendant over an alleged dispute with an ex-girlfriend. After oral argument in front of a Berks County Magisterial District Judge, the charges were dropped completely. The charges were filed in the Bernville area “upon information […]


Berks County Defendant Found “Not Guilty” in School Bus Charge

This past January, Attorney Ready obtained a “not guilty” verdict for a client charged with running a school bus stop sign. The ruling came at the end of a summary trial, which was on appeal in the Court of Common Pleas in Reading, Pennsylvania.  Violation of the school bus statute carries serious fines and, more […]


Criminal Trial Attorneys in Berks County

If you are facing criminal charges in Berks County, Pennsylvania, you will find yourself facing several very important questions as you strategize how to handle your case. The chief among all these questions is whether you should go forward to a trial on your charges or accept a plea deal. If you decide to go […]


“I’ve been Charged with a Crime in Union County. What Now?”

If you’ve been charged with a crime in Union County, Pennsylvania and you’re wondering what happens next in the process, you’ve come to the right place. The responsibility of filing charges in Union County, Pennsylvania falls to local police departments as well as the Pennsylvania State Police who have jurisdiction to file charges. But ultimately […]


Statement Under Penalty Charges at Cabela’s

Since Cabela’s opened its store in Tilden Township, Berks County, it has become a virtual tourist attraction bringing people from all over the country to visit the store and check out its massive displays of merchandise, stuffed wildlife, and live fish. Unfortunately, what is meant to be an entertaining trip to an outdoors store has, […]