Centre County Inmate Escapes from Trustee Program at Prison

By Jason Dunkle on G+ I expect that all of our parents have told us to forgo judging another person until you have walked the proverbial mile in his shoes. I have tried to apply that philosophy in my field as a criminal defense lawyer and do not judge clients. While I try to refrain… view more

Centre County PCRA Granted After State College Criminal Defense Lawyer Argued “Attorney Abandonment”

By Jason Dunkle on G+ I represented a Centre County client in a Post Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) in which two prior defense attorneys had failed to file documents in a timely manner and thereby prevented the courts from considering the client’s appellate arguments. When filing a PCRA petition, the defense lawyer generally claims that… view more

Lawyer’s Online Ad Sought Legal Assistant That Provided “Benefits”

By Jason Dunkle on G+ A lawyer in Chicago apparently tried to avoid a potential sexual harassment law suit by expressly advising applicants for a legal assistant position that sexual favors were expected a part of the assistant’s duties. The job was posted on Craigslist and stated that the assistant was responsible for secretarial tasks… view more

Fox Guarding Hen House? Judges Supervise Behavior of Judges

By Jason Dunkle on G+ “Justice” Not Always Found in Justice System In my opinion, there are many things that occur in the criminal “justice” system that are not just or fair. For example, I have represented clients that were convicted of Underage Drinking and received a more severe license suspension than someone that was… view more