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Brian Vincent Manchester

Bellefonte Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. DUI advice

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Kotik
    2. Mark Forrest Walmer
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Mark Copoulos
    5. Brian Vincent Manchester
    5 lawyer answers

    The law is tricky in these situations. The law states if your BAC is greater than .08 within two hours driving or being in physical control of a vehicle you can be convicted on the BAC offense. As to incapable of safe driving the Commonwealth has to prove at the time of driving you were impaired by alcohol. With that said if they can't prove you were driving or if they believe you, you have defenses. You also have defenses to the blood test itself. Lycoming County sends their blood...

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  2. Can I be chaged for a DUI after 50 days of the incident date?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Zachary Cooper
    3. Brian Vincent Manchester
    3 lawyer answers

    The police have up to two years to file charges. If you were given a blood test then the test results were likely sent to the State Police Crime Lab in Erie. The blood test is done using gas chromotography. Although a good testing methodology it is complex and multiple things must be done right. Having dealt with this lab multiple times there are generally several issues that show up that a defense can be built upon. Just because there is a test result does not mean your case is not...

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  3. Brothers 4th dui , only going to arraignment for the 2nd tomorrow . . . what happens now ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Paul Scheitrum
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. John Paul Thygerson
    4. Brian Vincent Manchester
    5. John J. Carney
    5 lawyer answers

    It is possible to combine the three offenses into one as you say but only if in the same county. Legally if they are in the same county and he is sentenced at the same time they would be three second offenses for sentencing. With that said don't assume all three should just be pled to. DUI cases are always complex. Multiple DUI offenses going on at the same time are even more so. If this case isn't handled correctly he could be facing a second, third, and fourth offense for sentencing and...

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  4. I was charged in 2009 with access device an my lawyer got it down to a misdameanor...now i have had no luck what so ever with

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Brian Vincent Manchester
    2. Jeffrey B. Engle
    2 lawyer answers

    Your ability to get a job will depend on your future employer so unfortunately there is no certainty as to getting hired. If your future lob requires a license then you should inquire with the licensing board that covers your profession to see if your conviction will hinder your ability to get a license.

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  5. What kind of time is my boyfriend possibly looking at if found guilty with 15 charges against him involving illegal drugs?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Vincent Manchester
    2. David M. Axinn
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    3 lawyer answers

    If all sales were in a school zone and he loses at trial he is facing 2 years on each and if run consecutive he is looking at 10-20. Each of the Communication facility charges do not merge for sentencing purposes so he could even get more time. The weight is a seperate issue and if any of the weight madatories are higher than the school zone they will go with that. There is a lot going on in this case and you must get this man an attorney who regularly handles drug cases. Another issue is...

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  6. Is there a certain amount of miles an officer has to pull you over from the time of a traffic violation?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Forest Dean Morgan
    2. Brian Vincent Manchester
    3. Richard C. Southard
    3 lawyer answers

    No.

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  7. Extra costs on traffic ticket

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Edward F. Spreha Jr.
    2. Brian Vincent Manchester
    3. Patrick Francis Lomax
    3 lawyer answers

    The costs are thanks to our government. You should worry more about the three points. If you pled guilty you can still appeal the conviction to the court of common please. It is called a summary appeal. Then ask for a 3111 disposition which is failure to obey traffic control devices that has zero points and will not be put on your driving record.

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  8. Should i trust the da

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Brian Vincent Manchester
    2. Shannon Katherine McDonald
    3. Jason Kutulakis
    4. Craig S Orent
    4 lawyer answers

    Pete Johnson is a DA who keeps his word however in all cases you should get a formal grant of immunity.

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  9. Could an expunged DUI charge 17 years ago affect my husbands current DUI charge? BAC of current charge falls in highest offense.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Ellis B. Klein
    2. Forest Dean Morgan
    3. Brian Vincent Manchester
    4. Jason Kutulakis
    4 lawyer answers

    Your husband is eligible by law. An issue of disclosing the prior DUI depends on a lot of factors. You must contact an attorney familiar with that county. Furthermore, you must seek an attorney that will evaluate the case to see if there is a viable defense and not just a lawyer who will run the case through the system.

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  10. Is there a statute of limitations on a burglary of a firearm?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Brian Vincent Manchester
    2. Jason Kutulakis
    2 lawyer answers

    It is five years for burglary or theft. Furthermore, if the charges were already filed within the five years but they did not bring him to court then there is a very good defense that Pa. Rule of Criminal Procedure 600 has been violated and the charges should be dismissed based on that. Just because he is in jail doesn't mean the Commonwealth gets to stop the clock and there is appellate court law on this point. He needs to get a good lawyer that has handled these matters before.

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