About Kaitlyn Clarkson

Kaitlyn Clarkson, Esq. is an Appellate and Post-Conviction Attorney at The McShane Firm, LLC -Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm, exclusively focusing on appeals and post-conviction litigation Kaitlyn has an Associates Degree at Lehigh Carbon Community College. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia. Kaitlyn also attended Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg.

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Expungement or Limited Access: Can you hide your prior conviction?

By Kaitlyn Clarkson, Esquire and Amanda Jones, Pa/C.P. Governor Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania Senate Bill 166 in February of 2016, expanding the current PA laws regarding access to criminal history. The Senate passed this bill unanimously while the House did not bring the bill up for a vote. This new law will be effective November 14,…

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Appeals: Remember the Deadlines

The time limits for filing are the most important things to remember when appealing your case. These deadlines cannot be extended. If you miss a filing deadline, you may lose your chance to appeal, or your appeal may be dismissed. After sentencing, you have 10 days to file a post-sentence motion.[1] There are some issues…

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Juvenile Life Sentences Found Unconstitutional and Retroactive

On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided Miller v. Alabama1. In that case, SCOTUS held that mandatory life without parole for juvenile homicide offenders violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishments.2 SCOTUS declared that youth must be taken into consideration when sentencing a juvenile defendant.3 While…

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