There are certain criminal allegations that Pennsylvania residents will immediately associate with the worst possible acts that a person can commit. Sex-based offenses fall into that category, as do any abusive or violent acts toward children. Another crime that will have negative connotations and severe penalties is kidnapping. It is imperative to separate the emotional reaction and reality. Understanding the law related to kidnapping and formulating a defense is key in a kidnapping case.
With drug arrests, most people might automatically think of street drugs like marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. Prescription drugs are a growing problem that can lead to serious consequences as well. A relatively new drug that is regarded as increasingly dangerous and deadly is fentanyl. Those who are dealing with charges related to fentanyl should be cognizant of how prosecutors and law enforcement officials are taking this drug seriously and pursuing those accused of distributing and selling it. For example, two men were recently arrested on the Pennsylvania Turnpike with massive amounts of fentanyl allegedly in their possession.
Being accused of sex-related crimes in Pennsylvania can have a lasting effect on a person's life. When there is a criminal conviction, the penalties are severe and, in many cases, do not end after the debt to society has been paid. The stigma with these allegations is vast and will hinder the person in myriad ways.
Being accused of robbery in Pennsylvania can lead to a litany of charges that will negatively impact a person's life. When accusations of robbery are made, people automatically picture a person holding a gun or knife. However, there are many circumstances where robbery charges can be filed. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the allegations, it is critical to contact a criminal defense attorney.