State laws in the United States vary when it comes to sexual abuse charges. In the state of Pennsylvania, there are important distinctions between sexual assault and rape that a defendant should be aware of to properly understand their case. In addition, there are various types of sexual assault and rape that someone could be charged with.
Police use of confidential informants is widespread in Pennsylvania. Police often use these "informants" to buy or purchase narcotics, set up drug sales over the phone, and provide other information that the police use to make drug arrests.
Why its never a good idea, and who you need to call first.
As we saw in our recent article on the issue of Doxing, civil rights violations go well beyond the police brutality, employment discrimination and political rights protected under the First Amendment. In fact human rights violations, sexual harassment, and hate crimes are rampant online.
In the criminal justice system, people charged with a crime are entitled to a defense. In Philadelphia, the dedicated attorneys who defend the accused are members of an elite law firm known as Scarpello & LaTour. These are their stories.