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Pennsylvania Criminal Laws

Most crimes are charged and prosecuted at the state level. While the types of conduct considered criminal are relatively constant throughout the U.S., each state is unique and Pennsylvania is no exception. For instance, Pennsylvania continues to allow the death penalty by lethal injection for certain crimes such as murder. Other laws affect criminal sentencing and procedures. If you have been charged with a crime in Pennsylvania or are just curious, FindLaw's Pennsylvania Criminal Laws section covers everything from drug possession and wire fraud to sexual assault and murder. Click on a link below to learn more.

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