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William Ray Pelger

Munhall Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My mother was charged with these charges Its been well over 10 years are they sealable or Expungeable? if so how do i go abt it?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Kenny
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Michelle A. Fioravanti
    4. Theodor Kaplun
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
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    these charges can be expunged if she was found not guilty or the charges were withdrawn, dismissed or nolle prossed.

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  2. Can i Get a new Trial because my lawyer was on drugs when he was representing me.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Robert E. Mielnicki
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    Yes i a agree with my peers. The Post Conviction Relief Act is what you must deal with. Few attorneys do this work well and it is hard to win on these things. However, you need to see an experienced PCRA attorney soon. SInce you are late in filing (1 year) the attorney may be able to gather some information about the attorney which would corroborate and support your allegations of ineffectiveness. This may add some substance to your petition.

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  3. Do I need to pay a "Civil Demand" from Wal-Mart's lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. Eric Michael Gibson
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    Alot of times for first time RT offenders i recommend paying the civil demand, BEFORE the hearing as the DA or cop or District Justice may be more willing to offer the first time offenders program (resulting in no conviction). But after the hearing, I probably would advise against it. They could sue you, but especially if they are an out-ot-town collections company, they most likely will not.

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  4. What does non-reporting probation mean in the ARD program?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Thomas J. Wagner
    3. Samuel Cohen
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
    5. Daniel Patrick Joyce
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    Your sentencing order probably says "refrain from the use of alcohol".. Therefore, you should not drink if you want to be in compliance. Whether you want to have a drink or two is up to you. "Non-reporting probation means you don't have to report to the PO on a regular basis.

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  5. Burn injury at work worth taking legal action over?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Harold Semanoff
    4. David B Sherman
    5. William Ray Pelger
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    consult with a WC or PI attorney. You may have a separate defective product claim that is separate from the WC.

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  6. What can I do about Retail Theft Charge on my record when I was not arrested and was not given a court date?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Forest Dean Morgan
    4. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    5. William Ray Pelger
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    There is something wrong here. Either you missed a hearing at the District Justice and got convicted in absetia (absent) or the background check data base was wrong. Check your criminal history with the PA State Police. Go to their website, download form 164, complete it and send it in with a $10 money order. In a few weeks, you will get what is pretty much regarded as one of the most reliable data bases of criminal histories, along with teh FBI data base. They are shared. If nothing is on the...

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  7. Can I get my criminal record expunged if I only have a few minor misdemeanor charges from 2007?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Ross Marvin Miller
    4. William Ray Pelger
    5. Elisabeth K. H. Pasqualini
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    I coucur with attorneys Keller and Jones. You can only expunge summary crimes after 5 years of arrest free behavior. What you may want to consider is a Pardon from the PA Board of Probation and Parole. I dont have the statute in front of me, but you may have to wait a period of 10 years in which you are not arrested. You may want to speak with an Attorney in your area or Harrisburg who does these, you may want to get the ball rolling now.

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  8. My second and third are over ten years for convictions and my ard started befor the ten years , does it count for prior d.u.i. n

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Aman M. Barber III
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Daniel Jason Schatz
    5. Lidia L. Alperovich
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    yes, if you clear 10 years you can get the ARD card again.

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  9. Do I need a attorney?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Cynthia A McNicholas
    2. Kelly Scott Davis
    3. James P. Frederick
    4. William Ray Pelger
    5. Charles Adam Shultz
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    The information provided by Atty. McNicholas is all correct. I would get an elder law attorney involved to interview mom and get those essential documents-POA, Will, Living Will, etc. Being proactive can save you and your mom a lot of stress and expense down the road.

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  10. My son is charged with murder/conspiracy which he did not commit but he witnessed a family member committed the crime.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Lidia L. Alperovich
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Mikael Ray Gross
    4. William Ray Pelger
    5. Stacy E Pepper
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    merely witnessing a crime does not arise to conspiracy. you should hire an attorney to fight the case.

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