When Can a Minor Be Tried as an Adult in Pennsylvania?

By |2021-06-10T12:44:10+00:00May 28th, 2017|Categories: Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses|Tags: , , , , , |

As a criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I have experience providing counsel to parents whose child has been charged [...]

Underage Drinking & Alcohol Consumption Laws in Pennsylvania

By |2020-11-04T08:51:15+00:00December 27th, 2016|Categories: Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses|Tags: , , , , , |

Many people ring in the New Year with a drink and a toast to friends.  For minors, however, the prospects [...]

Miller Revisted: Batts Gives Juvenile Lifers New Life

By |2019-09-16T10:17:21+00:00April 30th, 2013|Categories: Juvenile Offenses|Tags: , , , , , |

In Pennsylvania, the law of the land prior to June 25, 2012, was that anyone convicted of first- or second-degree [...]

Court Strikes Down Mandatory Life Imprisonment for Juveniles

By |2021-01-13T11:59:57+00:00August 9th, 2012|Categories: Juvenile Offenses|Tags: , , , , , , |

On June 25th, the US Supreme Court issued a ruling in Miller v. Alabama that bars mandatory “life without parole” sentences for juvenile offenders.  The [...]