IN THE NEWS: Pennsylvania Changes to Sex Offender Registration/Megan’s Law

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Blog, Blog Posts, In the News, Megan's Law, PCRA |

Starting tomorrow, the rules for who must register as a Megan’s Law sex offender in Pennsylvania will change.  Under the new law, sex offenders are classified by three tiers.  Tier I offenders will have to register for 15 years.  Tier II offenders will have to register for 25 years.  Tier III offenders will have to register for life.  If you are currently serving a period of incarceration for a sexual offense, are currently on parole or...

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In the News: AOPC to review Allegheny Cty transfer of rape case

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010 in Blog, Blog Posts |

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts is reviewing an incident where an Allegheny County court employee reassigned a case after a relative, who happened to be a public official at the time, requested that the case be moved. George Matta, then the Clerk of Courts of Allegheny County, sent an email requesting that the criminal court administrator move a case where his relative was the victim...

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In the News: PA legislator proposes law criminalizing witness failure to report violent crime

Posted by on Jun 21, 2010 in Blog, Blog Posts |

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Pennsylvania State Senator Kim Ward has preposed a law that would make the failure to report a violent crime a criminal offense.  The bill is named “Jennifer’s Law” in honor of “a Westmoreland County woman who was tortured and murdered.” For more information, go to: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10172/1067209-100.stm?cmpid=latest.xml...

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In the News: Pittsburgh mayor replaces majority of city’s Citizen Police Review Board

Posted by on Jun 18, 2010 in Blog, Blog Posts |

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has replaced the majority of the city’s Citizen Police Review Board.  The new appointments would replace five out of seven members of the board.  Ravenstahl’s announcement happened to coincide with a contempt of court proceeding the Citizen Review Board filed against Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper.  The Review Board has accused Chief Harper of...

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In the News: Lea T Bickerton named Rising Star in 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine

Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Blog |

Bickerton and Bickerton attorney Lea T. Bickerton has been named a Rising Star in the 2010 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine.  According to SuperLawyers.com, “no more than 2.5 percent [of Pennsylvania attorneys] are named to the Rising Stars list.” For more information, go to: http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new...

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