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Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick K. Nightingale, Esquire
PKN Law is the law firm of Patrick K. Nightingale, Esquire. Mr. Nightingale provides premium legal advice, knowledge, and experience to those accused of criminal offenses in the area of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.
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Did you know that in PA driving with any amount of cannabis in your system is treated the same as driving with the highest rate of alcohol, even if the driver is not impaired? Please take a look at my recent blog entry in the wake of the Bell and Blount matter. http://patricknightingale.com/steelers-arrest-raises-many-legal-issues/
And we wonder why so many people become addicts...
Please check out my latest blog exploring some of the differences between civil & criminal litigation. I'll never forget the first time that I encountered a "victim" trying to use me, a young prosecutor, to extort a settlement out of a defendant in exchange for the victim agreeing to a withdrawal. Sensing the "shakedown" I immediately withdrew the charges.
We are pleased to report that Jia is now allowed to leave the country. Thanks to Patrick K. Nightingale of PKN Law - Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorneys, we were able to request a two month postponement of Jia Ji's Preliminary Hearing at Pittsburgh Municipal Court to Monday, July 25th, to give adequate time for independent assessments of the abandoned garage/mural at 922 Phineas St 15212. This is because the accuser is trying to extor...we mean, offering to settle for $2,940. Obviously, we responded back that we found this quote from his friend, "The Sandman", grossly over-inflated. Especially considering that the community has already scraped away the actual gang graffiti that was on the abandoned structure for over a decade, sanded/sealed the wood already, plus applied two layers of plain white primer. As many of you have noted, we could hire a guy off Craigslist to paint the garage again for much, much less, which we have already offered before Jia was sent to jail. Even if the accuser wants independent, commercial-grade service, Bill Yund let us know that we could just install a completely, brand-new door (the current one has been rotting away for the last couple of decades) for just $799 from PittsburghGarageDoors.com, Garage Door Doctor Pittsburgh, Dunn Garage Doors, Inc., EZ Home Exteriors & Garage Doors, or many of the other fine local businesses with much more reasonable rates that aren't colluding with the accuser. Anyway, please feel free to refer additional reasonably-priced painting contractors here. We would love to support another local business since none of our volunteers are allowed to repaint the garage for free (another settlement offered before Jia was sent to jail). And a reminder that the garage/mural is currently considered police evidence in a criminal felony trial. Thus no one (neither the accuser nor the defendant Jia Ji) is allowed to touch it. It would also be an extremely bad idea if anyone did anything else to the garage without the express, written permission of the current property owner, since we've all learned he is extremely litigious and not open to reasonable negotiations. Thanks again for all your support. Please stay tuned for more updates throughout the summer!
The for profit prison industry is having an increasingly negative impact on low income people.
Interesting article about the effects of Tylenol on the brain.
This is definitely a problem that needs to be addressed. There is currently no scientific test that determines impairment. Current tests can only show THC without determining when the marijuana was actually smoked. It could literally be weeks since being ingested, yet it still shows up, even when the effects have long since dissipated.
Please take a look at my latest blog on the progress we're making in PA.