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Traveling This Summer? Things to Keep in Mind

Travel plans are underway for the summer, however keep in mind that each state has its own set of rules and laws. Check out your destination’s laws before traveling.

There are several examples of this that may be applicable to your situation. The best thing to do is to think about your planned activity and how the laws of your state are applicable compared to your neighboring state’s laws. For example, if you are going to a firearms convention, hunting or just including activity at a range, each state has its own gun laws which effect the possession and transport of firearms. Pennsylvania’s firearm laws are different from New Jersey’s. If you travel from Pennsylvania to the Jersey shore, be aware that many types of handguns are not permitted in New Jersey that are permitted in Pennsylvania. Plus handguns must be registered with local law enforcement well in advance in order to possess them in New Jersey.

Another example of how laws differ from state to state concerns traveling via motorcycle. New Hampshire, Illinois and Iowa are the only states where you can ride a motorcycle without a helmet. Other states vary in age, circumstance and weather conditions as to whether a helmet is mandatory.

Tobacco and alcohol cannot be sold to anyone under the age of 21, however in Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, New Hampshire, West Virginia and DC the consumption of alcohol starting at the age of 18 is legal when in the presence of parents and for religious or medical purposes. The only exception to buying tobacco products starting at the age of 18 is if the person is a member of the military.

Finally the traffic laws are different in each state. While speed limits on the highway are generally 55 miles per hour, some states allow up to 65 and 70 miles per hour on the highway, in less populated and rural areas. The point system for violations varies from state to state and most states will transmit a violation back to your home state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. New Jersey and Pennsylvania notify each other of violations which will translate into points against your license in your home state even if the state where you received the violation assigns no points to the violation. Lastly, not all states and municipalities allow a ‘right turn on red.’

It is well worth checking out the laws of your destination state. This can easily be done through Google, visiting the destination state’s website or calling their travel information center. Enjoy your summer and vacation plans!

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Why Clients Choose Deborah

Heather A
2023-03-01
I have known Deb for years now and it all started in 2009 when I got hurt and needed legal help with my workers comp. I randomly chose Deb because of the things I read on her website and I liked that she had a take charge attitude about just about everything. She out-lawyered someone and got me more in a settlement for that and then also worked with me on another case and won that one as well for me. If you get to know Deb and her personal story, you will get to know an amazing single mom who has had her own struggles and has come out so much stronger. She will fight for you if you do your part as a client and follow her guidance. I have now used two women lawyers in Media and three men and I actually found the two women far more effective and both won my cases that the men lost. Without Deb and my other lawyer winning the cases for me that they did - I could have found myself disabled for good with no money to pay for the life I live because I can’t work now. I credit my ability to be able to eat and have transportation and all. I couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work they did for me. Deb has won two of my cases and I would absolutely refer others to her for the same kinds of cases and I would use her again if I ever needed her help again!
Daveen Carpenter
2019-10-08
Deborah's team went above and beyond to get my case settled quickly. I am forever grateful
Rebecca Porter
2019-09-24
If you ever need a worker’s compensation attorney, I highly suggest using Deborah Truscello. I had a work accident injury and was referred to Deborah. She was with me every step of the way, with this long-drawn-out process. She was there any time I had questions or needed advice on my rehabilitation. Now my case is settled. I am very happy how things turned out and I owe it all to her. I can't thank her enough. I will use her again if I ever need too.
Jackson Jones
2019-09-01
Deborah is an excellent lawyer. She was professional, knowledgeable, and made me and my case feel important. She was always accessible and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend Debbie to anyone injured at work and in need of legal services.
K M
2019-05-18
I am a client of Deborah Truscello and also a woman of color. Deborah Truscello is not a bigot nor is she a racist. I hired Ms. Truscello back in 2016 for a very nasty custody case against a crazy man who has a history of dragging all his children through the court system. Ms. Truscello has been nothing but professional and well organized. She is very reliable and always available. I could contact her any time of the day or night and she is always responsive to my text messages, calls, and emails. If you are considering hiring her as your attorney I highly recommend you schedule a consultation and see for yourself you will not be disappointed.
Andrew Kriegh
2018-08-17
Amazing law firm, they have helped me so much and enlightened me to the options I have, and to the right doctors who are still treating my issues... Very professional and very great people glad to have her in my team!!

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