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DUI Taskforce: Roving Patrols beginning Super Bowl Sunday

February 1, 2013

Beginning on Super Bowl Sunday, the Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will be conducting a week of roving DUI patrols.  This DUI Taskforce is comprised of six municipalities:  Haverford, Marple, Newtown Square, Radnor, Springfield and Upper Darby Townships.  The Taskforce has conducted 38 operations since its inception in late 2009. To date, 80 drivers have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs, 29 citations have been issued for Underage Drinking, and almost 500 citations for other motor vehicle code violations have been issued. Roving Patrols are specialized traffic details where officers focus on spotting and stopping impaired drivers.

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Delaware County Bar Association Honors Attorney Christopher M. Brown

January 28, 2013

As a result of his not-for-profit representation of underprivileged clients in the pursuit of the expungement of their criminal records, MM&D Associate Attorney Christopher M. Brown received a Certificate of Award from the Delaware County Bar Association for Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Representation on January 17, 2013.  Though Mr. Brown concentrates his practice in Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, and Zoning, he also represents clients in Expungement proceedings and offers free telephone consultations regarding expungement eligibility and procedures.  One of the major red flags that can negatively affect a job or college applicant is a criminal record.  Anyone who faced criminal charges in the past, regardless of the outcome, and is seeking employment or furtherance of their education should consider the advisability of an expungement. Please note that Mr. Brown only represents clients Pro Bono when referred through the Pro Bono Project run by Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Expungement fee rates vary depending on the charges to be expunged but they are normally a flat fee.  The entire expungement process takes approximately 6 months to complete, though a court order can be obtained within 2 months of filing the petition.

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Drug Case Dismissed in Delaware County Court

December 5, 2012

As a result of filing a Motion to Quash on behalf of his client, an MM&D Criminal Defense Attorney  successfully had the entire case dismissed in the Court of Common Pleas.  After finding suspected marijuana pipes and a digital scale in a Villanova University dorm room, the Radnor Township Police arrested and charged the client with multiple drug offenses. At the Preliminary Hearing, the Magisterial District Judge held the case for trial.  Before trial, the firm’s Motion to Quash was granted and the case was over.  Both this client and his parents were pleased with this outcome.

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Watch for “Road Closed” signs in Pennsylvania.

October 24, 2012

Under a recently-enacted law, Pennsylvania now imposes two (2) points on your license if convicted of failing to obey safety warning signs such as “Road Closed” and other Construction Zone signs.  In addition to the assessment of points, the driver can be fined up to $250.  If the infraction requires emergency responders dispatched, the maximum fine increases to $500 and the violator can be ordered to pay the costs of the emergency response. If you have been charged with this, or any, traffic violation, contact an experienced attorney at MM&D now so that you know and understand your rights.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Imposes Additional Liability for Employees of Subcontractors

September 20, 2012

This summer, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a decision that broadens the potential liability for companies that regularly contract with other companies for work to be performed.  The subcontractor hired by the contracting business did not have workers’ compensation insurance and one of its employees was injured on the job.  The Court found that the contracting business was liable for the employee’s claim, even though he was not an employee of the company.  If you have a question about the liability of a contractor or a subcontractor after a work injury, be sure to contact an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney to discuss how the changes may affect your case.

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