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Attorney Bernard Brown offers wide experience in criminal defense

Being arrested is often a very stressful and overwhelming experience, and being charged with a crime can be one of life's most terrifying experiences. Depending on the crime, one may face serious consequences, which is why it is important to aggressively defend the charges. Almost every person in these types of circumstances may have questions, and a strong criminal defense team could help lessen penalties or even dismiss criminal charges.

Pennsylvania woman charged in death of 10-month-old boy

Pennsylvania residents have been hearing a lot about child abuse in recent weeks, as news media cover the allegations against an NFL athlete, among other stories. This has sparked a lot of debate over how parents discipline their children and when their actions go so far that the state should get involved. Certainly, almost everyone agrees that the authorities should get involved in a case in which a child dies. However, it is important to remember that even in the most shocking cases, the accused must be presumed innocent.

Pennsylvania DUI laws allow repeat offenders to stay on the road

In 2003, the Pennsylvania legislature undertook efforts to toughen the state's laws regulating drunk driving. At the urging of Mothers Against Drunk Driving ("MADD"), the state lowered the maximum blood alcohol content level for the legal definition of intoxication and increased the length of jail sentences, especially for repeat offenders. Yet despite these measures, other loopholes in the state's DUI laws allow repeat offenders to continue to drive.

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