Criminal Defense Lawyers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Other Offices: Millersburg (PA)
Law Firm OverviewShaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC has served the criminal defense legal needs of central Pennsylvania residents since 1951. Since then, individuals across central Pennsylvania have been relying on our experience and skillful representation.
At Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, our attorneys and staff live and work in the community we serve. We understand the issues our clients face and can relate to their concerns. Our clients are hard working people and we appreciate that fact. We work hard for you, to protect your interests, your rights, your family and your freedom.
When you face charges of DUI, traffic violations, sex crimes, drug crimes, or other criminal charges, we can provide aggressive legal help with the sole aim of eliminating or reducing your charges and penalties. Our lawyers enjoy a hard-fought reputation as successful litigators. We are confident we can improve your legal standing, no matter what the charges or circumstances of your arrest.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Bank Fraud, Check Fraud, Internet Fraud, Molestation, Probation and Parole Violations, Misdemeanor.
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Do Speeding Tickets Follow You from State to State?
Drivers who get tickets while on vacation or driving in other states should know that infractions can affect their ability to drive at home, due to national driving databases.Read Article
Driving While Impaired: It Is More Than DUI
Pennsylvania is now participating in the ARIDE efforts designed to help officers better detect drivers impaired by prescription or illicit drug use and help curb accidents and injuries.Read Article
Modification of Custody Order
Custody orders are unique in that they are never final. Child custody orders are temporary in nature and always subject to change if new circumstances affect the welfare of a child. The commonwealth has a duty of paramount importance to protect the child's best interests and welfare, and, that end, it may always entertain an application for modification and adjustment of custodial rights.Read Article
Methods to Establish Paternity
The father of a child born out of wedlock may formally acknowledge paternity of the child by filing such acknowledgment with the Department of Health. An acknowledgment of paternity may be considered voluntary and intelligent despite the father's failure to have a blood test performed prior to rendering such acknowledgment.Read Article
A person commits a summary offense if he or she, being less than 21 years of age, attempts to purchase, purchases, consumes, possesses, or knowingly and intentionally transports any liquor or malt or brewed beverages.Read Article
Drug Offenses Involving Minors
It is unlawful to manufacture methamphetamine or phencyclidine or their salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, whenever the existence of such salts, isomers, or salts of isomers is possible within the specific chemical designation: (1) in a structure where any child under 18 years of age is present; or (2) where the manufacturing of methamphetamine or phencyclidine causes any child under 18 years of age to suffer bodily injury.Read Article
Laws on Internet Child Pornography
In 2002, the state legislature passed the Internet Child Pornography statutes, though in 2004, a federal district court held that, in light of an abundance of evidence that implementation of the Internet Child Pornography Act had resulted in massive suppression of speech protected by the First Amendment, the Act was unconstitutional.Read Article
Changes in Pennsylvania DUI Penalties
In 2004, Pennsylvania changed its DUI laws. Now, the severity of penalties faced by someone charged with a DUI depends not only on the number of previous convictions they may or may not have, but also on the amount of alcohol present in their blood (BAC) at the time of the arrest.Read Article
Should “Sexting” be a Criminal Act?
As if being a teenager isn’t stressful enough, peer pressure is now being rivaled by a powerful new influential force…exposure.Read Article