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Penn State’s Failure to Change Alcohol Policies Post-Piazza

Everyone knows that underage and binge drinking is not a Penn State problem but is instead a problem at college campuses across the United States.  However, following the death of Timothy Piazza, whom the Centre County District Attorney has claimed may have had a blood alcohol level as high as .36%, Penn State and excessive… view more

3 myths about underage drinking to know before partying

While partying is a part of college life, do not assume the law will let you off easy. Knowing the legal penalties of certain actions can keep you from unintentionally getting yourself into trouble. If you believe any of these myths, review the truth before going to the next party. It may come as an… view more

Resist aggressive impulses that may follow sporting events

Penn State is home to several sports teams. Whether you are catching a football game or showing your support for the track runners, it is easy to get excited and invested in the success of the players and team. This passion, though, can quickly transform into aggression. According to the Huffington Post, domestic violence is… view more

Going Topless at Pennsylvania Beaches

Most people have probably read recent articles about women going topless at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. I suspect that some people are curious if it could happen in Pennsylvania. The law that was discussed in Ocean City was Indecent Exposure. In Pennsylvania, the Indecent Exposure law generally prohibits a male or female from… view more

How does expungement work in Pennsylvania?

Criminal charges in Pennsylvania can create a permanent, publicly accessible record, even without an actual conviction. Just one mistake can generate repercussions you may continue to feel for the rest of your life, affecting your career prospects and social relationships. Fortunately, in some cases, Pennsylvania law provides the possibility of expungement. Getting a record expunged… view more

Factors that impact the accuracy of a breath test

If you have ever been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, you may have been asked to submit to a breath test. Intended to give authorities an idea of how much alcohol you consumed and whether that consumption has negatively impacted your ability to safely drive, the breath test uses a device called a… view more