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Sobriety Checkpoint this weekend in Nether Providence, Delaware County.

June 5, 2015

This Friday, June 5, through Sunday, June 7, the Nether Providence Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.  The checkpoint aims to detect impaired drivers before an accident occurs. Be mindful of this as you are out this weekend driving through Nether Providence, Delaware County, PA.  Be safe:  don’t drink and drive. If you find yourself charged with DUI in Delaware County you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.  Contact MM&D for a free consultation.

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Jury Verdict: Not Guilty of Burglary, Aggravated Assault

May 7, 2015

After a jury trial in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas last week, MM&D successfully represented a client in getting a ‘Not Guilty‘ verdict on all felony charges.  MM&D’s attorney was able to convince the jury that his client did not enter the alleged victim’s apartment with the intent to commit any crime which led to an acquittal on the felony Burglary charge.  Additionally, despite testimony by the complainant that he was struck on the head with a firearm several times during the course of a physical altercation, the jury acquitted the client of the felony charge of Aggravated Assault. The client and his fiancée are very pleased with the outcome of the trial and with MM&D’s diligent and zealous representation in the criminal courts.

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Lucas Clark Commences Term as Chairperson of the Family Law Section of the Delaware County Bar Association

January 16, 2015

MM&D Associate and Family Law Attorney Lucas A. Clark, VI has risen up through the ranks of the Family Law Section of the Delaware County Bar Association from Chairperson of the Committee on Support Matters to Secretary to Chair-Elect and now Chairperson of the entire Family Law Section. On January 7, 2015 Luke ran his first meeting as Chairperson and will continue to do so throughout the year. As Chairperson, Luke is responsible for running the monthly meetings, coordinating social and continuing legal education events, and taking the lead on addressing issues facing the Section. Luke will be helping to run a CLE with the President Judge scheduled later this month on the status of the Family Law Section. Additionally, Luke will help host the Section’s annual Spring, Summer, and Winter events as well as set up the Section’s next two continuing legal education seminars. Lastly, Luke will be working with the Young Lawyers’ Section to continue co-sponsoring events such as the March Madness event in mid-March. Luke is always happy to discuss any questions or concerns with regard to the Family Law Section and the practice of Family Law.

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PA Superior Court Clarifies Application of All Factors of Custody Statute

November 10, 2014

Earlier this summer, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued its decision in S.W.D. v. S.A.R., which involved a primary dispute around whether a five year old should attend public or church-oriented kindergarten. The essential question decided in this case is whether a school decision required the trial court to evaluate the 16 specified custody factors set forth in 23 Pa.C.S. 5328(a). The Superior Court’s decision provides the bench and the bar with a strong and coherent analysis of when the statutory factors must be applied to the facts. The Court cited to the statute itself, specifically that the factors must be applied to any form of custody, which is distinguished from custody decisions which may change terms but not form. The Court decided that a decision regarding schooling alone is not one that warrants analysis of all of the statutory factors. However, the Court did set forth that a school change that required a change in the form of the custody order may require the complete analysis. The Court did note that all of the statutory factors may become relevant in any custody decision and that both the factors and the role of any Court are to promote the child’s interest.

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Longstanding client recommends all of his family and friends to MM&D

July 28, 2014

After many years as a client, local businessman Henry Heintz sent the following letter after the resolution of one of his matters: “As a longstanding client of your firm, I recommend all of my family and friends for all of their legal needs to the law firm of Musi, Malone & Daubenberger.  Everything from estate planning, to civil litigation, to the areas of criminal law and family law, your attorneys are always there for me and my family and friends.  Musi, Malone & Daubenberger has the resources to go toe to toe with the largest law firms in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania while maintaining the type of personal relationship that is too often absent in legal representation.  I am always confident that there is an attorney at the firm that will match any personality type and can represent any client in a way that accomplishes the client’s goals.  From bulldogs in the courtroom to refined out of court negotiations, the men and women at Musi, Malone & Daubenberger always make me proud to call myself one of your clients” To Henry we say a heartfelt, “Thank you!” for the kind words.  From longstanding clients to someone dealing with their first need…

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