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What Are My Rights When Approached by Police?

Posted by GTN Law Office | Feb 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Certain constitutional protections arise during encounters with law enforcement. It is important to be aware of these constitutional protections, and act accordingly, so that you may better preserve your rights. Comply with requests to act, be quiet, and do not consent to a search. Comply with ...

The Right to Privacy in Your Car

Posted by GTN Law Office | Feb 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently enhanced constitutional protections related to automobile searches in Commonwealth v. Alexander, WL 7567601 (Pa. 2020). BackgroundPolice officers stopped a vehicle driven by the defendant. The officers smelled marijuana and the defendant admitted to recent...

When Can a Cop Pull You Over?

Posted by GTN Law Office | Feb 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Generally, an officer cannot pull you over without probable cause or reasonable suspicion. A stop based on probable cause requires the officer to articulate specific facts to support that a traffic violation has occurred, the reason for which the vehicle was stopped. A stop based upon reasonable ...

What to do if you get Pulled Over

Posted by GTN Law Office | Feb 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

It Happened: Law enforcement turns their lights and siren to pull you over. To preserve your Constitutional protections, regardless of whether you believe the police have a valid reason for stopping you, it is always best to safely pull over. You can also acknowledge law enforcement by turning o...

How to stop COVID-19....from ruining your wedding.

Posted by Victor Kustra | Feb 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Coronavirus pandemic has turned our daily lives upside down, especially when it comes to large events. As if planning a wedding isn't stressful enough, couples all over Pennsylvania now have to deal with the complex and uncertain nature of statewide restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherin...

I’ve been injured, now what?

Posted by Victor Kustra | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Being involved in an accident where you or others are severely injured can be a traumatic experience. The first step after any accident is to seek medical attention immediately. If you are unable to get medical attention on your own, contact a family member, close friend, or dial 911 for immediat...

The First Amendment

Posted by Eric Scott Wyant II | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

With the increasing, and exhausting, references made to the First Amendment, it is important know exactly when it applies and what it protects. The First Amendment provides that: “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech[.]” U.S. Const., amend. I. When it applies. The Fi...

Retaliation under COVID-19 Ordinances

Posted by Eric Scott Wyant II | Feb 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Five former community center employees in Philadelphia claim that they were terminated in retaliation for raising concerns about the community center's failure to abide by COVID-19 protocols. The former employees brought the action under the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 Ordinance seeking back ...

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