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E-Law

Erie E-Law is a complimentary service of the Erie County Bar Association designed to make basic legal information available to you with ease. You can gain access to E-Law either by reading the information found below or by contacting us to request a copy of the transcripts.

Juvenile Delinquincy

Criminal Law

In Pennsylvania, a delinquent act is a crime other than murder and summary offenses, committed by a person under 18 years of age. In addition, the Juvenile Act gives Juvenile Court jurisdiction over those persons between the age of eighteen and twenty-one who are alleged to have committed a delinquent act before their eighteenth birthday.

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Harassment

Criminal Law

Legal Dictionary defines harassment as "the act of regular and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands. 

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What To Do If You Are Arrested

Criminal Law

Being placed under arrest does not always mean that you have been placed in handcuffs or taken to jail. Rather, an “arrest” is any action by law enforcement that indicates an intent to take you into custody or that restricts your movement to a degree that a reasonable person would not feel free to leave the scene. Should you be arrested, you have many rights which you may want to exercise.

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Driving Under the Influence

Criminal Law

It is a violation of law to operate or to be in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of both. You are in violation of the law if you operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to a degree which renders you incapable of safe driving.

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