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John A. Abom

Jay is the managing partner of the law firm of Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P.. His practice focuses on State and Federal criminal law and real estate law. Jay represents clients who are accused of crimes in all Federal and Pennsylvania State Courts. Jay is recognized as being a death penalty certified criminal defense attorney in Pennsylvania.

‘John Abom’ Media Archive

Carlisle tax collector facing drug charges claims he uses marijuana for medical reasons

Posted on: August 9th, 2012

A day after his arrest on charges of selling marijuana, Carlisle’s elected tax collector said he uses the drug for medical reasons. George Thomas Hicks Jr. said in an interview Wednesday that he regularly smokes marijuana to cope with a mood disorder. Hicks said the prescription drugs he used to take caused side effects and […]

Will Sandusky testify at sex abuse trial?

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

The defense is set to take their turn at the child sexual abuse trial of Jerry Sandusky, but at least one question remains: will Sandusky himself testify? A wooden chair enclosed in a small box at the Centre County courthouse may hold the weight of the entire trial. So far, the only time the public […]

York man cited 14th time for driving with suspended license

Posted on: February 28th, 2012

Driving under a suspended license in Pennsylvania comes with tough consequences. Drivers can be fined and even thrown in jail. But 14 violations is the number it took for a York man to become what’s known as a “habitual offender.” Harry Morales, 54, was pulled over Saturday when he was seen swerving while behind the […]

Neighbor to spend life in prison for killing 88-year-old Cumberland County woman

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011

In a move that may have allowed him to avoid the death penalty, Colton M. Hardy this morning pleaded no contest to first-degree murder charges in the 2009 beating death of Ethel Weaver, his 88-year-old neighbor in Dickinson Township. Cumberland County President Judge Kevin A. Hess immediately sentenced Hardy, 21, to life in prison. Under […]

Court Report: Same old song and dance

Posted on: July 8th, 2011

While every defendant gets a chance speak at sentencing, sometimes it’s better when they choose not to and instead accept the penalty for their previous actions. Especially when the judge is familiar with the defendants and their previous records. For several of the sentencings on June 28, the judges in the Cumberland County Courthouse appeared […]