In 2012, the Pennsylvania legislature passed SORNA, a new version of what was previously known as Megan's Law.  The law requires people convicted of certain offenses to register as sex offenders, as did Megan's Law.  However, SORNA drastically increased the length of t...

Under Federal law and student loan guidelines, a conviction for simple possession of a controlled substance, including marijuana, will result in the loss of eligibility for federal student financial aid for one year. If a person is convicted of possession of a controll...

December 14, 2016

Lehigh Valley Live interviewed Phil Lauer regarding Kelly Aldinger's case in Northampton County.  Since the taping of this interview, this matter has been resolved.

December 7, 2016

Our blog last week showed the Penalties for general impairment offenses.  This week we wanted to provide the penalties for the higher BAC offenses.  They are as follows:

High BAC penalties (.10 to .159% BAC)

No prior DUI offenses

  • ungraded misdemeanor

  • 12 mont...

November 28, 2016

On September 30, 2003, the Commonwealth lowered the legal limit of alcohol in your blood from .10 to .08 (BAC).  Along with lowering the Blood Alcohol Content level, a tiered system of enforcement and treatment was established.  According to www.dmv.pa.gov, if one is c...

July 5, 2016

Managing Attorney Philip Lauer attended Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College in August 2015 and plans to enroll again in 2016.  Gerry Spence's program "is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to represent...

June 15, 2016

A Slip and Fall accident can not only be painful, but it may also affect your financial stability for years.  Therefore, if you slip and fall and incur injuries due to someone else’s negligence you are entitled to compensation.  In the instance that you find yourself a...

 

            This blog will review our firm’s involvement with Commonwealth v. Batts, currently on appeal before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. At issue in this case is the degree of procedural due process required to impose a discretionary life without parole (LWOP)...

June 1, 2016

Prior to Lauer & Fulmer, P.C., I graduated from Lafayette College with a B.A. in Government and Law. After Lafayette, I entered the paralegal program at Northampton Community College. I began my tenure at Lauer & Fulmer, P.C. as an intern while at Northampton. I greatl...