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Homicide ruled in west Erie shooting

Homicide ruled in west Erie shooting

Posted on January 8th, 2019 at 3:51 PM

A man was shot inside his Chestnut Street apartment on Monday night.

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Leclair fights $700,000 restitution to Coast Guard

Leclair fights $700,000 restitution to Coast Guard

Posted on January 7th, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Christopher Leclair is asking a judge to cancel the restitution ordered as part of his sentence for killing his wife.

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Alleged Burglar Breaks Into House To Watch TV, Convinces Homeowner To Give Him A Ride

Alleged Burglar Breaks Into House To Watch TV, Convinces Homeowner To Give Him A Ride

Posted on January 2nd, 2019 at 11:44 AM

The homeowner figured the drive home was the easiest way to get the strange man out of his house.

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West Erie Northwest Bank robbed again

West Erie Northwest Bank robbed again

Posted on December 28th, 2018 at 2:28 PM

A man wearing a knit cap and thick eyeglasses and armed with a handgun ran off with cash on Friday morning in the third robbery of a west Erie Northwest Bank branch in 37 days.

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Erie County checkpoint leads to six being charged

Erie County checkpoint leads to six being charged

Posted on December 27th, 2018 at 1:18 PM

Three motorists face charges of driving under the influence and three others face drug charges following a sobriety checkpoint that Pennsylvania State Police troopers based at Troop E headquarters in Lawrence Park Township conducted over the weekend.

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Erie man pleads guilty in pharmacy robbery

Erie man pleads guilty in pharmacy robbery

Posted on December 19th, 2018 at 3:56 PM

An Erie man faces up to a decade in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to using a knife to rob a westside pharmacy in October.

 

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Trump Administration Imposes Ban on Bump Stocks

Trump Administration Imposes Ban on Bump Stocks

Posted on December 18th, 2018 at 3:25 PM

The Trump administration on Tuesday issued a new rule banning bump stocks, the attachments that enable semiautomatic rifles to fire in sustained, rapid bursts and that a gunman used to massacre 58 people and wound hundreds of others at a Las Vegas concert in October 2017.

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Search on for suspects in Erie shooting

Search on for suspects in Erie shooting

Posted on December 17th, 2018 at 2:26 PM

Erie police detectives are interviewing possible witnesses and are looking for evidence including surveillance video in their investigation into a Sunday night shooting that wounded a 23-year-old man.

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Search for suspect continues in Erie bank robbery

Search for suspect continues in Erie bank robbery

Posted on December 13th, 2018 at 2:14 PM

Erie police have released a surveillance video photo in an effort to identify a black male wearing a red hooded sweatshirt who made threats, struck one teller and left an item behind after robbing a Northwest Bank branch in west Erie on Thursday morning.

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Husband gets life in prison for wife’s Lake Erie murder

Husband gets life in prison for wife’s Lake Erie murder

Posted on December 12th, 2018 at 3:05 PM

The 25-year marriage of Karen Leclair and her husband, Christopher S. Leclair, was a pairing of a selfless life and a selfish one, Erie County President Judge John J. Trucilla said Tuesday.

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I hired Eric for someone who was facing serious felony charges. He is a fairly young man with a young child who he absolutely adores. He had made mistakes and I didn't feel he needed to go to jail and be separated from that child. Eric was extremely helpful and actually, you could tell that he took this case personally because of all of the time and effort he put into the case. He was always available to us and his family. When it came time for the sentencing we all thought he was going to jail. When the judge sentenced him to 3 years parole we were all extremely happy. I can not say enough good things to say about Eric.

 
Jeffrey

I just wanna say that I am overly satisfied with Mr Sebald! I recommend if you have any troubles to contact him and his partner Mr Hackwelder. The both did a Great job thank you guys!

 
Jerry

I received a speeding ticket while traveling through Erie, PA. Steve and his expert team took care of everything while I was 600 miles away in North Carolina. He greatly reduced my conviction and fines. Valerie on his team took the time to hand-hold me through the process. I truly appreciate all that Steve and his team did to resolve this positively for me.

 
Diane Erie, PATraffic Violation Defense

We were extremely satisfied with Attorney Sebald and Attorney Hackwelder. Highly recommend. You want that piece of mind when you get into legal trouble call these guys. You won't be disappointed.

 
Sonia

Attorney Sebald represented me in 2005 for a DUI. So when I was facing legal problems again in 2015 for getting 3 DUI's in a 5 month period due to an addiction to alcohol I knew I needed him to represent me again. Mr. Sebald truly cares about his clients. I met with him we discussed my case and what I was facing. He guided me on what I should do. He doesn't sugar coat things. Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome. I was facing some pretty serious consequences and through his advice, guidance and representation I not only was able to avoid Jail time but also get help for my problem with alcohol. I truly believe if it weren't for him I would not be where I am today. After hiring Attorney Sebald he traveled to Lycoming county to represent me for my preliminary hearing and sentencing. He called and spoke with the D.A., judges as well as other attorneys in that area. He also represented me here in Erie county for my preliminary hearing as well as sentencing. He does his research. I would strongly recommend Mr Sebald to anyone who needs legal representation.

 
Michael

I was charged with theft by extortion, a 3rd degree felony which carries a possible sentence of 7 years in prison and 15,000 in fines. Against my better judgement, I took the advice of Stephen and pled guilty for a reduced sentence. Because I listened to his expert advice, I will serve NO prison time, NO jail time, and my fine was minimal. Thanks again Stephen for a tough uphill battle, and you never gave up.

 
John

Eric was great. Very professional and very knowledgeable of the law. Attorney Hackwelder and his partner were able to resolve my particular case quickly and to my benefit. Good job!

 
Tom

Attorney Sebald represented me in 2005 for a DUI. So when I was facing legal problems again in 2015 for getting 3 DUI's in a 5 month period due to an addiction to alcohol I knew I needed him to represent me again. Mr. Sebald truly cares about his clients. I met with him we discussed my case and what I was facing. He guided me on what I should do. He doesn't sugar coat things. Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do...

 
Michael

Attorney Sebald did a great job handling my case. I was cited improperly for a traffic accident, and Steve and his partner were able to resolve the situation quickly and with great professionalism.

 
Tom

Eric has helped us numerous times. He has been there for us when ever we call and made himself available in a moments notice, when necessary. He knows just what to do and is also great at dealing with the emotional side of the situation. We trust him completely and would highly recommend Eric.

 
Rhonda
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