Does McNeely impact PA’s DUI laws?

Earlier this week the U.S. Supreme Court held that the police cannot obtain BAC results without a warrant in every DUI case.  Some commentators, including the Allegheny County DA’s Office, quickly–and correctly–pointed out that this ruling won’t affect the majority of DUI cases brought in Pennsylvania.  The fact is that most DUI suspects agree to submit to blood tests when …

MBH in the News

Last week Jeff Rowe represented a client in Lancaster County at a post-conviction hearing in a highly-publicized and contentious homicide case.  You can read the front-page article from the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal by clicking here. As you can see from the published comments, many people still have questions about the verdict.  It is our hope that Ms. O’Shea-Woomer will be …

MBH Honored for Public Service

The Lycoming Law Association and North Penn Legal Services recently awarded our firm with an Outstanding Law Firm Achievement Award for 2012.  This award is given to firms who support the Pro Bono Referral Program by having all of their lawyers accept cases from clients of limited means.  We were one of only six Lycoming County firms to receive this …

Hurricane Recovery

While the region we serve was fortunate enough to avoid the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, several communities we care about were not so lucky.  We urge you to donate to the American Red Cross to assist their disaster relief efforts.

Fighting an Uphill Battle

Last week, Jeff Rowe put forth a vigorous defense in a difficult criminal case.   His client, an inmate at the State Correctional Institute at Muncy, was charged with two separate assaults on a prison guard.  Despite the unpleasant allegations involved and the practical difficulties of contesting the testimony of multiple law enforcement officers, Attorney Rowe zealously represented his client by …

Supreme Court Ends Mandatory Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States held that juveniles convicted of murder cannot receive mandatory life sentences.  The decision in Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs does not prohibit such convicts from receiving life sentences, but it does prevent states from issuing life sentences solely due to a homicide conviction.

Title Insurance Rates

Title insurance rates are changing effective July 1, 2012.  Call Fred Holland or Debbie Buttorff if you need to find out the cost of title insurance for a closing.  We can also provide you with rate cards or with an Excel spreadsheet that can be used to calculate the new rates.