Criminal Defense Blog

Common Questions in Criminal Defense: “Dropping” Criminal Charges in Pennsylvania

By: Dave Mueller, Criminal Defense Attorney Although criminal defense attorneys are trained in the art of confronting adverse witnesses in court, a common question posed Read More

Legislative Watch: Bill Creating New Felony Offenses for Assault Involving Children Heads to Governor

By: Dave Mueller, Criminal Defense Attorney A new bill that would create much tougher sanctions for assault offenses where the alleged victim is a child Read More

Pennsylvania Criminal Expungement Law Passes Senate

There is potential good news for anyone seeking to have criminal charges expunged from their record in Pennsylvania. In October, Senate Bill 391 was passed Read More

My Summons Says “Bail Will Be Set At the Preliminary Hearing” – Am I Going to Jail?

By: Dave Mueller, Criminal Defense Attorney If you have been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania and received a document entitled “Summons for Criminal Case,” Read More

Pennsylvania Man Fined $100.00 for Jogging in National Park During Shutdown

A Pennsylvania man is upset he needs to speak to a lawyer after recently receiving a $100.00 fine for jogging in a closed National Park. Read More

Sports Fans Beware- Starting That Office Pool May be a Crime in Pennsylvania

By: Dave Mueller, Criminal Defense Attorney As the fall baseball playoffs heat up, and football occupies our attention every Saturday and Sunday, it is important Read More

Man in Ohio Gets 6 ½ Years After YouTube Apology- Case Highlights the Dangers of Social Media in Criminal Cases

By: Dave Mueller, Criminal Defense Attorney Many people may have been following the rather compelling case of 22 year old Matthew Cordle. The Ohio man Read More

Legislative Watch: PA House Passes Tough “Home Invasion” Bill, Mandatory Minimum Sentences of 10 to 20 Years

By: Dave Mueller, Criminal Defense Attorney In a vote of 202-2, the Pennsylvania House yesterday passed a bill creating tough new sanctions for “home invasion” Read More


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