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Lea T. Bickerton

Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I want to apply to medical school and eventually become a spine surgeon

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lea T. Bickerton
    2. Billie Renee Morelli
    2 lawyer answers

    Before giving up on your medical career, you should look into getting a pardon. If you are successful in your pardon application, you will be able to get the conviction removed from your record.

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  2. Can I get out of jail time for probation

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Lea T. Bickerton
    2. Adebayo Olusegun Adesina
    2 lawyer answers

    If you are charged with 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 2702(a)(4), that means that you are looking at a second degree felony charge. As you already know, the jail time you may face on this case will depend on the sentencing guidelines. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will try to get the best result for you while addressing your mental health and drug & alcohol needs. Another issue is whether or not you are currently on probation or parole. Please note that a public forum like this is not a...

  3. Am I still on probation?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Adam D. Zucker
    2. Lea T. Bickerton
    3. Martin Samuel Lascola
    3 lawyer answers

    1.) To find out whether you are still on probation, you can contact the county probation office (if you are in Pittsburgh and your probation was in Allegheny County, check out the link below). 2.) If you are in the process of restoring your license, get a copy of your restoration letter if you haven't already. It is possible that even if you have completed your probation, PENNDOT may not have the forms they need to prove that you fulfilled the restoration requirements. If you run into...

  4. What are the procedures for filing a PCA post conviction appeal?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Forest Dean Morgan
    2. Lea T. Bickerton
    2 lawyer answers

    You have one year from the date the judgment becomes final (which is one year after the last day you could have filed an appeal of the PA Supreme Court's denial of appeal to the US Supreme Court). To file a PCRA Petition, you can do it by yourself or hire an attorney to do it for you. If you are indigent, you have the right to have an attorney represent you for your first PCRA action. Therefore, if you are indigent, the court will appoint an attorney for your first PCRA. I recommend...

  5. How long is probation on a first time offense of retail theft ?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Carina Laguzzi
    2. Lea T. Bickerton
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3 lawyer answers

    1.) The length of your probation will depend on whether you entered a plea to a misdemeanor or felony count of retail theft and the length of time the judge feels will be appropriate. 2.) It is possible to transfer your probation supervision to Illinois. To get more information on this, contact your lawyer or the county probation office. I strongly urge you to discuss these matters with your attorney as soon as possible.