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William Robert Bickerton

Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. PA criminal defense, armed robbery, no priors, prison sentence

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. William Robert Bickerton
    2. Anthony John Colleluori
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    Each case is unique so there is no average prison sentence. With that said, even if a defendant charged with armed robbery has absolutely no criminal history, that defendant faces a possible mandatory minimum of five (5) years in a state correctional institution. If you are charged with a crime of violence and you possessed a firearm or a replica of a firearm that placed the victim in reasonable fear of death or serious bodily injury during the commission of the offense, you face a minimum...

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  2. Criminal record in PA is preventing me from getting a job, expunging criminal record in PA

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. William Robert Bickerton
    2. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
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    Did you go to court? Did you plead guilty? What law firm received this $167.00 fine? If you pleaded guilty, you can only apply for an expungement after you receive a pardon from the Governor of Pennsylvania. If you were charged but never convicted, you should obtain an expungement. Go see an attorney near you that handles criminal defense matters. And bring all your paperwork, if you have any. -Bill

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  3. PA dui/dwi laws

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. William Robert Bickerton
    2. Lee Anthony Ciccarelli
    3. Theodore W. Robinson
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    There are so many possibilities that can happen with your case. Maybe the girls are not from the area and will not appear at the preliminary hearing. But it is a preliminary hearing and not a trial so the burden of proof is substantially lower, and the rules of evidence are more relaxed (to your detriment). Yes, the cop can rely on the girls' testimony that you were driving, and you can be convicted. They can provide direct evidence that you were driving the car, but their credibility can...

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  4. Consequences 4 dui while on ard for dui

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. William Robert Bickerton
    2. Justin James McShane
    3. James C Forslund
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    Hire a Criminal/DUI defense lawyer ASAP. You may be able to complete ARD before the new DUI violates your ARD. Technically, you violated ARD. Worst case scenario is that you get jail time for a second conviction in the new case. Then ARD is revoked, that first DUI goes to trial, and you get more jail time. There are other possible options, but you need to consult with an attorney near you immediately. -Bill

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  5. Lost license for 18 months because of DUI how do i get license back in PA

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. William Robert Bickerton
    2. Justin James McShane
    3. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
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    If you never surrendered your license, you may not be getting credit towards your 18-month suspension. Request a Restoration Requirements letter from PennDOT by calling 1-800-932-4600 (in-state) or (717) 412-5300 (out-of-state). You can also get this information at the following website: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/suspensionsCenter/restoreDrivingPrivilage.shtml I am sure that you are aware of the 60-day minimum jail sentence for driving under a DUI-related suspension (90 days if your BAC...

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  6. What is an ARD program, state of PA

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. William Robert Bickerton
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    ARD is short for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, and most people associate it with drunk driving (DUI/DWI/DAI). You usually have some of the same conditions to complete while in the ARD program as you would if you pleaded guilty, but you avoid the conviction and face fewer penalties if you successfully complete the program. In some counties like Allegheny County, your charges are automatically expunged after you successfully complete the program, but the district attorney's office is...

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  7. What are the consequences for aiding and abetting a dui/dwi?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Patrick Scott Ferris
    2. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    3. Jon Mitchell Jackson
    4. William Robert Bickerton
    5. Gregory Maurice Wagner
    6. ···
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    Hopefully, you got a consultation with an experienced attorney who is licensed in Minnesota. I practice in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and am familiar with a similar Pennsylvania statute, which is a summary offense for authorizing or knowingly permitting a motor vehicle that you own or control to be driven in violation of any provisions of the motor vehicle code. This includes driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substance (DUI / DWI / DAI). A defendant convicted in...

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  8. Probation violation and DUI

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. William Robert Bickerton
    2. Justin James McShane
    3. Danny James Weisenburger
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    Your friend should absolutely hire a lawyer. That lawyer will need more information from your friend, but a skilled criminal-DUI defense attorney may be able to obtain a great result. In the end, your friend will feel better knowing that an experienced attorney examined the case. -William R. Bickerton

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  9. PA DUI laws, consequences for 2nd DUI

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. William Robert Bickerton
    2. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    3. Patricia Elizabeth Fox
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    Please consult an experienced DUI Defense Lawyer because your husband's case is very serious. You should be able to obtain a free consultation from a competent attorney near you. No matter what, your husband needs to retain the Public Defender or hire a private attorney. Pennsylvania's Driving Under the Influence law is now a 3-tier system so your husband could be facing a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 90 days, a mandatory minimum fine of $1,500.00, a license suspension of 18 months,...

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  10. Is IDSI, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse considered a violent crime

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. William Robert Bickerton
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    In Pennsylvania, there are several definitions of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse ("IDSI"), and some of those definitions do not involve violence, force, or even the threat of force. Unfortunately, IDSI is considered a "crime of violence" in Pennsylvania according to 42 Pa.C.S. § 9714(g). IDSI is a very serious charge. If you or a loved one is charged with IDSI, contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.

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