Preliminary Hearing

Preliminary Hearing

WHAT IS A PRELIMINARY HEARING? The preliminary hearing is the first phase of criminal litigation. The Law Office of Mark D. Copoulos has successfully resolved hundreds if not thousands of preliminary hearings in the Greater Philadelphia area.  The preliminary hearing is the first phase of trial litigation.  At the preliminary hearing the criminal defense lawyer […]

Protection From Abuse

Protection From Abuse

WHAT IS A PROTECTION FROM ABUSE HEARING? In Pennsylvania, an individual may seek protection from unwanted behavior by filing a Protection from Abuse or PFA.  According to Section 6102 of the Pennsylvania Code, the Protection Order can be applied to “family or household members, sexual or intimate partners or persons who share biological parenthood.” Therefore, […]