State College Pennsylvania Law Blog

Assault and Battery: What are the Legal Differences? May 23, 2022 | Uncategorized

Understanding assault and battery charges can sometimes be confusing, but criminal defense attorneys in PA know how to help. The terms are often used interchangeably, so it’s important to recognize the legal differences between them. Pennsylvania does not have a specific battery charge or criminal statute; instead, its criminal code integrates both simple and aggravated battery into the laws to address assault. Pennsylvania’s laws categorize assault under “simple”… READ MORE

Posting Bail in PA: Your Steps May 09, 2022 | Uncategorized

A bail is a fund that is set up to help someone who has been accused of committing a crime. This fund can be used to pay for legal fees, as well as other costs that may arise during the criminal proceedings. The amount of the bail will vary depending on the severity of the charges and whether or not the individual poses a flight risk…. READ MORE

Your Legal Options After a Serious Head Injury April 18, 2022 | Uncategorized

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 1,000,000 people in the United States each year suffer a brain injury. A brain injury can be caused by a multitude of things, such as auto accidents and even sports activities. If you or someone you love has been involved in some type of incident that resulted in a head injury, such as a very… READ MORE

How an Attorney can Help Seniors with Their Legal Needs April 04, 2022 | Uncategorized

When you’re experiencing legal issues, there are a lot of things that you need to consider, but one of the first should be finding a lawyer. Unfortunately, finding a lawyer may sometimes be easier said than done, especially for seniors. Often, seniors are put in vulnerable positions, and may also not be able to get assistance when that does happen. Today, we are going to look… READ MORE

The Social Security Administration and How an Attorney can Help March 21, 2022 | Uncategorized

When needing to file for social security disability, it may feel like a complex process that is impossible to navigate alone. The many forms required are often unreasonably complicated to fill out. With the Social Security Administration receiving hundreds of thousands of new disability applications every month, applying might seem impossible. Instead of trying to navigate the system, call the offices of Engle Kauffman and VanHorn,… READ MORE

SSDI Benefits: What do I Need to Qualify? March 07, 2022 | Uncategorized

Sometimes, people go through difficult times in their lives due to injury or mental health issues. Often, these struggles and challenges can prevent them from being able to hold a consistent job or do their job properly. When you cannot hold a job or do your job effectively, one option might be receiving social security disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance was established in 1956, with… READ MORE

Expungement: Am I Eligible? February 21, 2022 | Uncategorized

There are between 70-100 million people in the United States with a criminal record. Having a criminal record can make living a normal life difficult. Finding a job, an apartment, and even applying for certain types of public assistance can seem like an impossible task. Yet, there may be a solution to your legal troubles. Depending on what convictions are on your criminal record you might… READ MORE

Trusts and Wills: What is Different? February 07, 2022 | Uncategorized

With so many choices in Estate Planning, it cannot be easy to pick the right one. However, a PA probate attorney may be able to assist. To help you plan for the future and carefully examine for the sake of your family members, we’ve broken down the two significant elements of estate planning: Wills and Trusts. When it Comes to Estate Planning, how are Wills and… READ MORE