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Luzerne County is part of the Coal Region of the United States which is comprised of several counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This area is thought to have the largest deposit of anthracite coal in the Americas. Luzerne County also has the claim of having the first December tornado in Pennsylvania, which occurred in 2006.
If you are facing legal charges in Luzerne County, there are many talented Luzerne County lawyers available to represent you in any litigation. These attorneys regularly practice in many areas of law including personal injury, criminal defense, contracts, business, wills and estates, real property, automobile accidents, DUI, divorce, alimony, and more.
A prisoner who was convicted of rape in Luzerne County recently had his case dismissed by the highest court in the state. The Luzerne County criminal sued the Department of Corrections arguing that he should be allowed to have pornography in his cell with him. In support of his argument, the prisoner presented testimony from six other inmates who all said that having pornography would not make them any more violent nor impact their rehabilitation treatment. However, the state's arguments eventually won out. The state presented evidence that since the ban on pornography went into effect, incidents of assault and sexual misconduct in prisons has gone down across the state.
If you have been injured in Luzerne County, or have some other need to bring a lawsuit there, you will probably have to report to the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County. Getting all the evidence you need for your case can be time consuming and confusing, but a local attorney can make sure that your case is on track and proceeding properly.
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