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Erie PA Criminal and DUI Lawyer Receives Highest Rating

Erie PA Criminal and DUI Lawyer Receives Highest Rating The Pennsylvania injury law firm of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. is pleased to announce that Erie injury attorney Eric Purchase has received a rating of AV – Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating service. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are designed to help people identify, […] Read More

The Secret to Meaningful Communication with Your Erie DUI Lawyer

The Secret to Meaningful Communication with Your Erie DUI Lawyer February 02, 2010 | Posted in DUI By Tim George Erie, PA DUI Lawyer When many of us think of lawyers and communication, we think of speeches before juries when the lawyer talks (and talks) and everyone else just listens. In this kind of communication, […] Read More

Judge and Juror for a Day

Judge and Juror for a Day Written by Tim George, February 6, 2015 On January 27, 2015 and February 4, 2015, Tim George, a partner in the Erie, PA firm of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., served as judge for a day (or at least for an afternoon). He did so during the recent statewide […] Read More

Life Without Possibility of Parole for Juveniles Held Cruel and Unusual

Life Without Possibility of Parole for Juveniles Held Cruel and Unusual July 07, 2012 | Posted in Criminal Defense Life may no longer mean life for juveniles in Erie and throughout Pennsylvania who were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held in a case stemming from a criminal […] Read More

Erie Criminal Defense Lawyer – What Happens at a “Suppression” Hearing?

Erie Criminal Defense Lawyer – What Happens at a “Suppression” Hearing? November 11, 2010 | Posted in Criminal Defense By Tim George Erie PA DUI & Criminal Defense Lawyer In Pennsylvania, if you face criminal allegations, and you or your lawyer believes that evidence has been obtained by police in violation of your rights, you […] Read More

Erie Criminal Lawyer Addresses Gun Owners

Erie Criminal Lawyer Addresses Gun Owners June 06, 2014 | Posted in Criminal Defense Erie criminal defense attorney Tim George recently addressed gun owners about the rights and responsibilities of those who carry concealed firearms in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of gun owners gathered in both Edinboro and Harborcreek to learn about what they can and cannot […] Read More

Erie DUI Defense Lawyer – See for Yourself What DUI Looks Like (According to Police)

Erie DUI Defense Lawyer – See for Yourself What DUI Looks Like (According to Police) December 12, 2010 | Posted in DUI by Tim George Erie DUI Attorney & Criminal Defense Lawyer They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. When it come to defending allegations of DUI in Erie and throughout northwest […] Read More

Big Crowd for Gun Talk: Tim George Talks Handguns

Big Crowd for Gun Talk: Tim George Talks Handguns Written by Tim George, August 21, 2015 More than 100 gun owners attended the public forum in Waterford to learn about the rights and responsibilities that accompany a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Pennsylvania. Representative Curt Sonney (R-Erie) hosted the educational forum. Tim George […] Read More

Erie Court DUI Ruling Highlights Problem Enforcing Pennsylvania’s “No Texting” Law

Erie Court DUI Ruling Highlights Problem Enforcing Pennsylvania’s “No Texting” Law September 09, 2013 | Posted in DUI By Tim George On January 13, 2013, shortly after midnight, a motorist drove past a stationary police vehicle. As the motorist passed, police saw an illuminated cell phone screen for two or three seconds being held up […] Read More

Court Says Local Traffic Check Point Unconstitutional: Erie DUI Evidence Tossed

Court Says Local Traffic Checkpoint Unconstitutional: Erie DUI Evidence Tossed April 04, 2010 | Posted in DUI On March 24, 2010, an Erie judge ruled that a “traffic safety checkpoint” set up on State Route 20 in Millcreek Township, PA was unconstitutional because the time of day when the roadblock occurred was selected improperly. As […] Read More

The Three Dozen (or so) Questions to Ask Before You Hire an Erie DUI Lawyer

The Three Dozen (or so) Questions to Ask Before You Hire an Erie DUI Lawyer February 02, 2010 | Posted in DUI By Tim George Erie, PA DUI Lawyer & Criminal Defense Attorney According to a news report, a record number of motorists were charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Pennsylvania in 2008. […] Read More

Erie DUI – Scoring Points with PennDOT: Avoid Surprises

Erie DUI – Scoring Points with PennDOT: Avoid Surprises August 08, 2010 | Posted in DUI By Tim George Erie DUI Lawyer While the criminal and other penalties for a DUI can be far-reaching, careful attention also should be paid to the summary offenses that often accompany DUI charges. These traffic offenses (for things like […] Read More

Erie DUI Lawyer – Do Police Still Need a Reason to Stop a PA Motorist After Chase?

Erie DUI Lawyer – Do Police Still Need a Reason to Stop a PA Motorist After Chase? November 11, 2010 | Posted in DUI By Tim George Erie DUI Attorney & Criminal Defense Lawyer After the Pennsylvania legislature passed the new DUI statute in 2004, the question about whether the law requires police to have […] Read More

Erie DUI Attorney – Ignorance Is No Defense for Anyone Arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania

Erie DUI Attorney – Ignorance Is No Defense for Anyone Arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania March 03, 2010 | Posted in DUI By Tim George Erie & Meadville DUI Lawyer & Criminal Defense Attorney Introduction We all are familiar with the saying, “Ignorance is no defense.” It means that just because we don’t know the […] Read More

The “Terry” Search: Can Police “Pat You Down” During a Vehicle Stop?

The “Terry” Search: Can Police “Pat You Down” During a Vehicle Stop? November 11, 2010 | Posted in Criminal Defense _By Tim George, Erie DUI Lawyer & Criminal Defense Attorney_ Lately, it seems that when police stop an Erie motorist on suspicion of DUI, they do something that creates a question for the courts to […] Read More

Erie DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer – Real Communication: The Key to a Winning Relationship

Erie DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer – Real Communication: The Key to a Winning Relationship November 11, 2010 | Posted in DUI By Tim George Erie & Meadville Criminal Defense Attorney When many of us think of lawyers and communication, we envision a courtroom, a jury, and a passionate closing argument intended to persuade. The […] Read More

Court: DA Can’t Make Defendants Pay Salaries of Prosecutors

Court: DA Can’t Make Defendants Pay Salaries of Prosecutors January 01, 2012 | Posted in Criminal Defense By Tim George Erie Criminal Defense Lawyer When someone is convicted of a crime in Pennsylvania, a court imposes a sentence. The sentence can includes prison time, which is often followed by some form of supervision, like parole […] Read More

Erie DUI Defense – Judge Says Girard DUI Stop Illegal: All Charges Dropped

Erie DUI Defense – Judge Says Girard DUI Stop Illegal: All Charges Dropped December 12, 2010 | Posted in DUI By Tim George Erie & Meadville DUI Attorney & Criminal Defense Lawyer An Erie County Judge recently granted an Erie DUI defense lawyer’s request to suppress all evidence obtained after a motorist was stopped by […] Read More

When Can a Conviction for a Summary Offense Be Expunged?

When Can a Conviction for a Summary Offense Be Expunged? April 04, 2011 | Posted in Criminal Defense By Tim George Erie, Pennsylvania Criminal Defense Lawyer and Expungement Attorney Although misdemeanor and felony convictions may not be expunged (erased from public record) until the person who was convicted “reaches 70 years of age and has […] Read More

Erie PA Lawyer Defends College Students Arrested for First Time

Erie PA Lawyer Defends College Students Arrested for First Time February 02, 2011 | Posted in Criminal Defense By Tim George Erie, Edinboro & Meadville Criminal Defense Attorney For a young person facing criminal allegations, the thought of a prison sentence (or even just a permanent criminal record) can be frightening. The uncertainty about the […] Read More

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