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Centre County Judges Should Use Creative Sentences to Deter Crime

By Jason Dunkle on G+ As a State College criminal defense lawyer, the majority of my cases are handled by Centre County judges, and many of my clients are Penn State students that have never been in trouble before. In dealing with such clients, I wish that the Centre County criminal cases would be handled… view more

Centre County District Court Starts Program For Veterans

By Jason Dunkle on G+ Centre County Magisterial District Courts are implementing a pre-trial diversionary or pre-adjudicative disposition program for military veterans that have been charged with summary non-traffic violations such as Public Drunkenness,Disorderly Conduct, Criminal Mischief, and Harassment. The Magisterial Veterans Diversion Court program became official as Centre County President Judge Thomas King Kistler… view more

Penn State Students’ Response to Hurricane Sandy – Drink Hurricane Beer, Not Commit Criminal Activity

While some Penn State students took advantage of afternoon classes being canceled due to Hurricane Sandy by purchasing 40 ounce bottles of Hurricane malt liquor, there were no news reports of any increased criminal activity.  Regrettably, news reports have stated that some people in South Brooklyn were involved in looting and fights. Stressful situations sometimes… view more

Penn State Football Continues Winning Trend

By Jason Dunkle on G+ The Penn State football team’s dominant win at Iowa not only extended Penn State’s winning streak to 5 games, but it was also Penn State’s first win in Iowa City in 13 years.  After dropping the first 2 games of the season to teams that the Nittany Lions were expected… view more