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Technically, you don’t NEED to hire an attorney in any criminal matter, but it would be foolish in most circumstances not to do so. In criminal cases, such as DUI, you may be subjected to fines and loss of liberty (jail time). You may want to consult with an attorney immediately after your arrest and…

If you were injured at work. You should tell your boss right away. In Pennsylvania, an injured worker must notify their employer within 120 days of being injured or else the injured employee is not entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. However, if the employee reports the injury within 21 days of the injury, the injured employee can…

  by Attorney Ashley Securda Did you know, if you die without a Will in Pennsylvania, your spouse will not inherit everything? Contrary to popular belief, if you pass away and you do not have a will, everything you own individually will not automatically go to your spouse. Pennsylvania has what’s called “Intestate” laws that specify…

  by Attorney J.T. Herber, III Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, more commonly known as “ARD,” is a program offered to certain criminal defendants.  In most circumstances, the individuals being offered ARD are first-time offenders, with no prior criminal history.  Participants can only be offered admission into ARD by the District Attorney’s Office.  Once individuals are offered…

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, Attorney Lori Guzick received the 2018 Pennsylvania Safety Advocacy Award from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for Guz’s Charitable Project. This award, new for 2018, is presented to survivor advocates who have made notable contributions to advancing safer roadways in Pennsylvania. The work of these individuals exemplifies extraordinary commitment to…

After a great holiday celebration, you may now feel smothered by your credit card bills. A call from someone who says they can reduce or eliminate your debts might sound like the answer to your problems. But in many cases, corrupt people are behind these calls. They don’t have any intention of helping you, but are…

A Power of Attorney allows an individual to appoint someone else to act on his or her behalf.  The person signing the Power of Attorney is known as the “Principal” and the individual who is given the power to act is referred to as the “Agent.”   A Power of Attorney can be either limited…

On Thursday, October 19, Attorneys J.T. Herber and Ashley Securda, presented a workshop titled, ”Facebook Firings” to members of the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce. In their presentation they highlighted that employees today share gripes and gossip online, as they used to around a water cooler. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) has long protected employees…

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Attorney J.T. Herber, III presented a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) class in Philadelphia.  The course was entitled “Discovery Tactics: the Good, the Bad, and the Outrageous” and was held at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s (PBI) Philadelphia Conference Facility.  The Pennsylvania Bar Institute is the educational division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association….

There have been many recent discussions on social media about drug problems in various parts of Schuylkill County.  One topic frequently being discussed involves situations where drugs are being sold out of various apartment buildings and rental homes.  There is a little known, but very powerful law, known as the Expedited Eviction of Drug Traffickers…

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