Penn State and State College Borough and neighboring communities have begun enforcing COVID restrictions by issuing citations for violation.  The COVID violation is typically for exceeding gathering limits or failure to wear a mask.  The State College Borough has passed an ordinance that, among other things, creates a fine of $300 for a violation. Read More

On April 22, 2020, President Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation which temporarily suspends the entry into the United States of certain categories of immigrants in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, and to preserve jobs for American workers for a period of at least 60 days, but this may be extended for Read More

In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, businesses and schools have been closed, and public social activities have come to an unanticipated, screeching halt. The government has imposed unprecedented restrictions on our movements, including a mandatory social distance between individuals and anyone other than their spouses and immediate family. Couples have been hanging out Read More

In light of Governor Wolf’s Order dated March 19, 2020, the Mazza Law Group will close the office’s physical location and implement services from remote locations. We will be available by phone or email and are prepared to continue to meet the legal obligations of our clients. If you need to consult with a Read More

If you struggled through the stress of the holidays while preparing yourself for a divorce in 2020, you are not alone.  Many couples choose to stick it out even when they are not getting along, waiting for a new year and a fresh start. Here are some suggested New Year’s Resolutions to help you Read More

Beginning October 1, 2019, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons began accepting applications to pardon non-violent marijuana related convictions.  When an application is successfully filed and granted, the conviction is completely erased from the individual’s criminal record. The criminal convictions that are eligible for this program include the following: Possession of a small amount of Read More

It’s that time of year again, when children head back to school.  For parents without adequate custody orders, it may also be time to head back to court.  With some advance planning for school and guidance from a lawyer about your legal responsibilities, it is possible to make the grade as A+ parents with Read More

Firearm Rights Restoration- Federal Government Now Acknowledges Relief Issued in Pennsylvania Courts for Mental Health Commitments On July 1, 2019, the ATF granted the Certification of Qualifying Relief from Disabilities filed by the Pennsylvania State Police.  This decision means that those granted relief in Pennsylvania Courts from firearm prohibitions arising from prior mental health Read More

Spouses and parents who are separating often use mediation as a method of resolving potential legal disputes.  Mediation is an informal process through which an impartial, third party mediator works with the former couple to resolve their disagreements together instead of letting the judge decide their case.  Mediators do not make decisions like a Read More

Immigration and Naturalization Update: Those who use Medical Marijuana work in the “Legal” Marijuana industry are not of Good Moral Character, may be denied Citizenship One of the requirements for a Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) to become a US Citizen is to prove that they are of good moral character (GMC). On Read More