In the context of a criminal prosecution, trial counsel must be aware of the many different collateral consequences of a criminal conviction
The Wiretap Act is a legislative scheme permitting very limited state law enforcement interception and recording of oral, electronic and wire communications
Modern communication capabilities have far outpaced legislatively supplied police crime-solving tools. Congress and state legislatures have slowly expanded law enforcement's investigative subpoena an
My last two federal sentencing articles addressed downward departure and variance motions in a sentencing hearing
...have stopped but did not. Philadelphia defense attorney Richard Q. Hark said it was "generally indicative of the power and sway"...
On Dec. 20, 2011, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 1183 as Act 111 of 2011 (Megan's Law IV). The law makes extensive revisions to Pennsylvania's classification and registration requiremen
For Jerry Sandusky, the embattled former Penn State football assistant coach who has publicly maintained his innocence amid allegations that he sexually abused at least 10 child victims, today's prel
My last article started with the conclusion that in more than 95 percent of federal criminal cases a sentencing takes place. (See "Securing a Downward Variance in a Federal Sentencing," published Nov
In reviewing the Federal Sentencing Commission Statistical Information Report for Fiscal Year 2010, it is clear that once a client is formally charged or indicted in the 3rd Circuit, whether disposit
...the more serious charges. Philadelphia criminal defense attorney Richard Q. Hark, who said he has represented several alleged sex offenders, told The...
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