Clean Your Criminal Record

Expunging Your Record What is a “Criminal Record”? You have a criminal record the moment you are charged with summary offense (minor infraction), misdemeanor, or felony, regardless of whether you are convicted.  A criminal record is something the public can see.     Pittsburgh Lawyers Contact our Pittsburgh law firm…

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Compulsory Arbitration in PA

What is Compulsory Arbitration? When the Plaintiff files suit in court (not small claims court) and is seeking an amount within “arbitration limits” (which are $35,000 in Allegheny County for example, exclusive of interest) the matter first goes to compulsory arbitration.     Who Sits on the Arbitration Panel? The…

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Small Claims Court

What is “Small Claims Court?” A claim may be filed with a Magisterial District Judge (MDJ), formerly known as a district justice, where the amount at issue is $12,000 or less, exclusive of interest and filing fees. This is a form of civil litigation through the state court system. Small…

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