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AWARDS: $2,350,000 award to automobile accident wrongful death plaintiffs • jury acquittal – double criminal homicide • $1,000,000 award to motorcycle accident wrongful death plaintiffs • jury acquittal – criminal homicide • $465,000 award to medical malpractice plaintiff • jury acquittal – criminal homicide, recklessly endangering another person, neglect of a care dependent person • $325,000 federal jury verdict, UIM and insurance bad faith award to automobile accident plaintiffs • jury acquittal – attempted criminal homicide • $300,000 award to medical malpractice plaintiff • jury acquittal- attempted criminal homicide, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon • $300,000 award to automobile accident/ products liability plaintiffs • jury acquittal – homicide by vehicle while DUI, homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault by vehicle DUI, aggravate assault by vehicle • $115,000 award to truck accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – murder, rape • $100,000 non-jury trial verdict to facial laceration plaintiff • jury acquittal – 1st degree Murder (capital case) • $90,000 award to premises liability/slip-and-fall plaintiff • jury acquittal – DUI, terroristic threats, carrying firearms without a license • $440,000 award to civil rights violation plaintiff • jury acquittal – theft, receiving stolen property • $135,000 award to civil rights violation plaintiff • jury acquittal – possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (PWI) • $636,000 jury verdict in plaintiffs’ medical malpractice case • jury acquittal – indecent assault, indecent exposure • $550,000 award in plaintiffs’ personal injury case • juvenile case acquittal- solicitation to commit aggravated assault, aggravated assault of unborn child • $250,000 award to mass transit accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – theft, receiving stolen property, conspiracy • $130,000 award to premises liability/slip-and-fall plaintiffs • court-appointed appellate counsel – Supreme Court of Pennsylvania reversal of rape conviction • $465,000 award to automobile accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – aggravated assault • $125,000 award to automobile accident plaintiff • jury acquittal – DUI • non-jury acquittal – dismissal of armed robbery charges • $170,000 award to automobile accident plaintiffs • successful jury verdict in defense of attorney charged with legal malpractice in professional liability case • $140,000 award to injured bicyclist plaintiff • non-jury acquittal – dismissal of 2 counts of criminal homicide • $180,000 award to employment discrimination plaintiff • jury acquittal – indecent exposure • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to paternal grandparents over natural mother • juvenile decertification petition granted to criminal homicide charges – release at age 21 • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to father • jury acquittal – DUI • $90,000 award to automobile accident plaintiffs • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to mother • $50,000 jury verdict for plaintiff- passenger in automobile accident case • non-jury custody trial – award of primary physical and legal custody of minor to father • hung jury – Arson trial (no criminal punishment imposed) • $265,000 award to premises liability plaintiff • jury acquittal – delivery of a controlled substance • $125,000 award to premises liability plaintiff • jury acquittal – DUI • $190,000 award to products liability plaintiff • $150,000 award to premises liability/construction accident plaintiff • $750,000 award to prison medical malpractice and civil rights violation plaintiff • $90,000 award to automobile accident plaintiffs • $108,500 award to automobile accident plaintiff • $80,000 award to automobile accident plaintiff • $150,000 award to truck accident plaintiffs.
 

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ARD Offers Alternatives to Punishment for Pennsylvania DUI Arrests

Pennsylvania is tough on motorists caught driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs with imprisonment, hefty fines and loss of driving privileges being only a few of the penalties associated with a conviction. Another consequence is the long-term effect of having a criminal record, but there is a special program that enables eligible drivers to avoid the stigma of a criminal conviction.

The Role of Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Accident Victims Obtain Compensation

When someone is injured by the careless or intentional acts of another party, it is a personal injury attorney who uses state laws and the civil courts to force the responsible party to pay compensation to the victim. Attorneys practicing in the area of personal injury law or torts must be skilled litigators capable of presenting evidence in court to convince judges and jurors to award damages to the victims.

Charles Law Offices of Allentown Achieves A+ Rating from BBB

The Better Business Bureau has been a trusted source for consumer information about local businesses for more than 100 years. It encourages and supports ethical business practices by providing a forum for consumers to gather and share information about their experiences with local businesses and professional practices and uses this data in its rating system. Charles Law Offices of Allentown, Pennsylvania, has achieved the highest possible rating by the BBB of A+ as an accredited business.

Medical Malpractice: Proving a Victim’s Right To Compensation for Professional Negligence

Medical malpractice is a source of concern throughout Pennsylvania with more than 1,500 professional negligence cases filed with the courts in 2015 on behalf of injured victims. Whether compensation comes through a verdict after trial or a settlement, the right of the injured party to receive compensation depends upon his or her ability to prove medical malpractice.

Search Warrants Now Required in Some Cases of Driving Under The Influence

Under Pennsylvania law, charges of driving under the influence can also be brought against a motorist whose use of a controlled substance, such as marijuana, or alcohol affects the person’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. A decision announced earlier this year by the U.S. Supreme Court might offer a new defense strategy in DUI cases involving blood tests.
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Taking Your Eyes Off The Road Can Kill You

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8 people die and almost 1,200 are injured every day due to distracted driving. Laws restricting the use of cellphones for making calls and prohibiting their use for texting have focused attention on those activities, but the causes of distracted driving are not limited to cellphone use.

Frederick Charles Represents Nazareth Police Chief Thomas Trachta in Federal Lawsuit

Attorney Frederick Charles is representing Thomas Trachta in a federal lawsuit against former Mayor Carl Strye Jr. The lawsuit claims that Trachta was stripped of his authority as the top police official due to his outspoken criticism of Strye.  Trachta said then-Mayor Carl Strye Jr. fumed when the chief called him a liar, a felon and a thief.

Case Dismissed Against Family Dollar Robbery Suspect Rachyeed David Hollenbach

Rachyeed David Hollenbach, 24, of York, Pennsylvania was suspected to be involved in the robbery of a Family Dollar on Friday night in Easton, PA. Click here Attorney Dennis Charles, argued during a preliminary hearing before District Judge Antonia Grifo that Hollenbach was simply in the store while it was being robbed by another man, Jonny Sanders. All of the facts of the case pointed to mere presence at the scene of the crime. Court records show that charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery were dismissed because the prosecution didn't provide sufficient evidence to move the case forward to Northampton...

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