Murder Sentencing Guidelines – Minimum to Maximum for Every State

Skip to State by State Overview of Murder Sentences The minimum and maxiumum sentence for murder varies depending on the jurisdiction and the specific degree or classification of the murder charge. In the United States, for example, minimum sentences can differ significantly among states and even within different degrees of murder (e.g., first-degree, second-degree, and … Read more

Pennsylvania Hit and Run Laws

What is the penalty for leaving the scene of an accident in Pennsylvania? A hit and run involving property damage is a misdemeanor of the third degree in Pennsylvania. In addition, if anyone dies or suffers serious injuries, leaving the scene of the accident is a felony. Quick take: leaving the scene of an accident … Read more

Pennsylvania Sexting Laws

According to state statute 6321, Pennsylvania sexting law, it is illegal for minors to create and send sexually-inappropriate images. However, the statute protects teen offenders from felony charges and sex offender registration, but not on all occasions. Quick take: State statute 1520 is Pennsylvania’s Diversion program for teens. The law requires the judge to prioritize … Read more

Pennsylvania Whistleblower Laws

Whistleblower Laws as they apply to the state of Pennsylvania

A Summary of Pennsylvania Whistleblower Laws Pennsylvania is an employment-at-will state. This means employees can be discharged from work for any reason or no reason. However, there are a few exceptions to this doctrine that are used to protect employees from wrongful retaliation. These exceptions include common law protections and statutory protections. Statutory protections are … Read more

Pennsylvania Child Support Laws

Child Support Laws as they apply to the state of Pennsylvania

Everything you need to know about Pennsylvania child support laws, updated for 2020. Pennsylvania child support laws require parents in the state to provide upkeep until the child is 18 or graduates high school. On the face of it, these laws are beneficial to custodial parents, but in some scenarios, devastatingly burdensome to the paying … Read more

Pennsylvania Lemon Law

Lemon laws as they apply to the state of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Lemon Laws – Summary Pennsylvania’s lemon laws state that if the buyer or lessee of a vehicle finds a major fault in it – which the manufacturers are unable to fix even after 3 valid attempts by the vehicle manufacturer to repair it – the manufacturer is liable to repurchase or replace the faulty … Read more

Pennsylvania Car Seat Laws

Car Seat Laws as they pertain to the state of Pennsylvania

A Summary of Child Car Seat Laws in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania law requires children under age 2 to ride on rear-facing seats. The law requires children under the age of 4 to be secured in the appropriate child restraint system (rear-facing or forward-facing seat). Children who have outgrown rear-facing seats should ride on forward-facing seats until … Read more

Pennsylvania Statute of Limitations

The Statute of Limitations in Pennsylvania

Statute of Limitations PA- Summary Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations establishes a deadline before which civil cases – such as lawsuits – must be filed in the state. In relation to criminal charges, it also prevents prosecutors from charging an individual with a crime after a specified period of time has passed. The statutes of limitations … Read more

Pennsylvania Recording Laws


Pennsylvania Recording Law Summary: Pennsylvania recording law stipulates that it is a two-party consent state. In Pennsylvania, it is a criminal offense to use any device to record communications, whether they’re wire, oral or electronic, without the consent of everyone taking part in the conversation. This means that in Pennsylvania you are not legally allowed … Read more