Spotlight Issue: Berks County emergency custody petitions

November 19th, 2017

What do you do if you do not have a current custody order and your child’s other parent is not allowing you to see your child? In Berks County, you will need to file a custody complaint as soon as possible. The good news is that once your complaint is filed, you will be scheduled [...]

Spotlight Issue: Civil lawsuits

October 25th, 2017

What are your options if someone in Berks County owes you money? If you are owed money because of damages done to you or your property or because of a breach of contract (just to name a few causes of action), you have the option of filing a civil lawsuit. In this lawsuit you will [...]

ENM Law News: Terorristic Threats charge dismissed at preliminary hearing

October 19th, 2017

A client recently came to Attorney McAllister looking for help after a fight with a roommate. Our client had been charged with Terroristic Threats and his preliminary hearing was scheduled to be heard in Reading Central Court (read more about RCC here). The roommate testified that our client threatened to shoot him. The roommate admitted [...]

ENM Law News: 2008 ICC charge dismissed for lack of service

October 19th, 2017

What happens when there is an alleged violation of a civil Protection from Abuse order (PFA)? The alleged violation results in an Indirect Criminal Contempt charge (ICC). This is a criminal charge which can result in a jail sentence of up to 6 months and a $1,000 fine. A client recently came to us because [...]

Spotlight Issue: DUI law update – ignition interlock limited license

September 27th, 2017

A law passed in 2016 changing the requirement for ignition interlock is now in effect as of August 25, 2017. What does Act 33 of 2016 mean for people convicted of DUI in Berks County? Let’s review what the law was prior to August 25th. Under the old law, a person who was convicted of [...]

Spotlight Issue: Expunging PFA’s

August 28th, 2017

What can you do to remove a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) from your record? Your ability to expunge the PFA depends on how far in the process your case proceeded. Our attorneys are very familiar with the steps necessary to successfully expunge Berks County PFA’s. First, here is a summary of the Berks County [...]

ENM Law News: Custody case dismissed in favor of ENM Law client

August 28th, 2017

A client came to see Attorney McAllister about a custody case filed by the father of her child in Berks County in December of 2016. Attorney McAllister quickly filed objections to the case on our client’s assertion that the child had been living with her in New Jersey for more than 6 months prior to [...]

ENM Law News: Dismissal of eviction case for commercial tenant

August 25th, 2017

Commercial tenants and landlords can have disagreements just like their residential counterparts. Disagreements can lead to eviction proceedings. Recently, a Berks County business owner came to Attorney McAllister because of a problem with a commercial lease. This client had signed a 2-year lease with the intention of running a hookah lounge in the building. After [...]

ENM Law News: RCC cases dismissed

July 26th, 2017

If you don’t know what RCC is, read our blog explaining it here. As mentioned in the blog, if you’ve been charged with a crime within the City of Reading, your preliminary hearing will be held in Reading Central Court (RCC). RCC can be an overwhelming place and it is important to have an attorney [...]

Spotlight Issue: What is Reading Central Court (RCC)?

July 26th, 2017

You’ve been charged with a crime and now you’re scheduled for something called Reading Central Court (more commonly referred to as “RCC”). Are you wondering what that means? We can help! In Pennsylvania, the first stop for misdemeanor and felony cases is the preliminary hearing. This hearing is held in front of a magisterial district [...]