Chapter 7 bankruptcy is commonly referred to as the "liquidation chapter." Despite the name, most people who file are able to keep all of their assets and nothing is liquidated. Liquidation only occurs if an asset cannot be exempted in full. More on exemptions below.
Once a person in Pennsylvania has made the choice to file for bankruptcy and what type of plan is best for them, their concerns might turn to how they can move forward financially once the bankruptcy is over. This is logical as a fresh financial future is ultimately the point of filing for a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy when there are no remaining options for people to get out from under mounds of debt.
Pennsylvania residents have likely known for a while that they may be at risk of being arrested and charged with a crime if they use or consume an illegal substance like heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine. It has also been a practice for law enforcement officers to arrest those persons who are suspected of dealing or transporting these substances when believed to have done either or both things.
It would be nice if everyone waited until they were 21 before drinking alcohol. However, many teens experiment while in high school and college and end up drinking well before they should. According to recent data, approximately 30 percent of teens between the ages of 15 and 17 have consumed alcohol.
As the holiday season has come to a close, some, unfortunately, are struggling with the annoyance of a drunk driving arrest. Because it can take such small amounts of alcohol to result in burdensome penalties and fees, driving while under the influence can often become the beginning of a long and drawn out legal process. However, knowing the most updated Pennsylvania laws on driving while under the influence can save time, money and headaches in the long run.
When a hard-working Pennsylvanian like you finds yourself buried in debt so deep that you don't know how to get back on your feet, Schimizzi Law, LLC, is here to help. Filing for bankruptcy has a stigma surrounding it, but the truth is, it's a viable and sometimes even vital way of handling your debts.
Being stopped for a traffic violation in Pennsylvania is a fairly common occurrence. Usually the officer pulls you over for speeding and the consequences generally are not too serious, especially if this is your first offense. But what if there are drugs in your car? If the officer searches and finds them, you get arrested for drug possession and your life becomes very complicated.