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February 2017 Archives

Distinguishing self-defense from assault

“I was only acting in self-defense.” Such is the claim that you may hear from many in Greenburg that are charged with assault. Many come to us here at Schimmizzi Law, LLC with such a claim only to later learn that it is the state that sets the guidelines for what constitutes self-defense, not the individual. If you are facing charges over an incident in which you felt you were justifiably defending yourself, then you may want to review the laws outlining acceptable cases of self-defense in Pennsylvania in order to support your belief.

5 ways to prevent a DUI this St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is coming up, and that means the parties are about to start. But beneath all the fun and celebration lies a real danger - drunk driving. Even if you avoid an accident, being arrested and convicted of a DUI can lead to devastating fines and jail time. The truth is you do not have to choose one or the other. You can have fun and avoid driving drunk. Here are some tips to stop yourself from driving drunk and causing an accident.

Planning for your medical care

Deciding who should receive your possessions after you die is important, so considering your end of life options in Pennsylvania is a good idea. It may be even more critical to think about the health care decisions that may need to be made for you if there comes a time when you are unable to communicate your wishes. We at Schimizzi Law, LLC, often provide counsel on the various documents you may want to draw up in preparation for various health care scenarios.

The differences between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy

If your finances have gotten a bit out of control and you need some relief, you have the option of filing bankruptcy. At Schimizzi Law, LLC, we help those in Pennsylvania to file both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. Deciding which to file is largely based on your situation and the types of debts that you have.

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