Happy National Administrative Professionals Day (April 21, 2021)

We value our office and administrative professionals and their ability to keep our office running smoothly. We recognize them as advocates for our industry and respected liaisons between our partners and staff.

Our legal administrative assistants support our paralegals and lawyers by keeping office operations efficient, managing schedules, by helping to prepare legal and management reports, and many other duties that typically take place “behind the scenes.” Our administrative professionals are crucial to this law firm’s success.

DUI and medical marijuana

Can I Still Get Charged with a DUI if I have Medical Marijuana Card?

Yes. If you are pulled over and have a medical marijuana card, that card does not prevent the police from charging you with driving under the influence.

If the police have probable cause to stop you on suspicion of DUI, they can require a blood test. Any person who drives in Pennsylvania implicitly consents to chemical tests to determine the presence of a controlled substance if required by the police.

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COVID 19 Impacts That May Require Estate Planning Review

glasses, examine your estate plan

There are many compelling reasons to review your Estate Plan. The impact of COVID-19 is currently among the most important reasons. We offer specific factors here. The attorneys at Pyfer Reese are ready to assist you with your Estate Plan needs.

In reviewing your Estate Plan, you may want to consider the following:

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COVID-19 and Child Custody in Pennsylvania

It has been nearly a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a world pandemic due to its spread throughout the world and the severity of the illness for some of the infected individuals. While the COVID-19 outbreak has affected every aspect of American life, it has brought new challenges for parents whose children are governed by a custody order.

A family living in an intact unit or single household face the challenges of creating effective social distancing plans, cleaning routines, and rules about masking. While this is difficult, coordinating between two households may seem impossible. However, with common sense, cooperation, and the guidance of health care providers, we can keep our children safe and connected with all members of their families.

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Comforted in Knowing Our Blog and News Resource Made a Difference

Child safety is a key concern and an important topic for our law firm. It’s why we provided a blog and the news source, “COVID-19 May Increase Cyberbullying in Pennsylvania” as a helpful resource to residents of Lancaster and York counties.

We recently received confirmation from a reader that it is, indeed, a resource worth sharing, as concerned parents and guardians navigate the increasing use of technology among minors.

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The ‘Move Over’ Law: Specific Requirements and Increased Penalties

The Pennsylvania legislature recently amended the law regarding drivers’ responsibilities in emergency response areas.

As before, the law requires a driver to move to a non-adjacent lane if possible. If lane-change is not possible, though, it adds the requirement that drivers must reduce their speed to 20 mph below the posted speed limit.

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Law Firm Continues its Commitment to Help Clients in Lancaster and Surrounding Areas

Happy 2021 to all! The Attorneys and Staff of PYFER REESE STRAUB GRAY & FARHAT PC are ready to answer your questions regarding various areas of the law and to help guide you through legal issues, from general civil law, to consumer law and criminal law to personal injury, workers comp, family law issues and more.

We look forward to continuing to be your local law firm, offering services and resources in many different areas of the law. Let’s look back at 2020 and some topics pertinent to our areas of legal practice, and if you retain us, these will be areas in which we can provide legal advice:

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Essential Choice: Choose the Right Lawyer for Your Civil Defense Case

Anyone facing a civil suit has a lot to be worried about. Demands in the thousands of dollars added to the possible years of inconvenience while the case winds its way through the court system are just the beginning.

Once you receive a summons or complaint, you face a number of important choices immediately. The first and most important is whom to trust with your defense.

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