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John Albert Abom

Harrisburg Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What constitutes an adequate observation before administering a breath test? Is 2 breath tests mandatory in PA?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Albert Abom
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    5. Robert C. Keller
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    In order to ask you to submit to a test of your breath, blood or urine, the office needs a reasonable basis to belive you were driving and a reasonable basis to believe you were consuming alcohol and/or a contraolled substance. It is a low hurdle for police to overcome. Some breath tests do require a 20 minute observation period but whether the 20 minute period was adequate will be determined by a judge and will be subject to credibility determination - yours, the officer's and anyone else...

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  2. Am i able to get a drivers license in illinois or any other state ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Irvin Simser
    2. John Albert Abom
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. Michael J Palumbo
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    You should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in or near the town or city where police arrested you for DUI. Why not search the AVVO website to find one? The attorney can look into the status of the case without revealing your location to anyone else and you can discuss your options with him or her. While it may be advisable to step forward to address the case if it remains pending, whether to do so will be your choice. Good luck.

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  3. How many times can a Probation Officer ask the judge for more time to pay fines when time is up ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Albert Abom
    2. Jason Kutulakis
    3. Robert C. Keller
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer is YES, if he does so in the correct fashion. Contact an attorney to review the docket with you and your son to help identify what, if any, legal steps you can take to end the supervision.

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  4. Im 36 and had consentual sex with a 16yr. The police where involved but didn't arrest me. The DA is involve She's been w/10+

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. John Albert Abom
    2. Robert Riley Hopkins
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Leo Michael Mulvihill Jr.
    5. Robert C. Keller
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    Yes, you can be charged. The "I can't corrupt the corrupted" defense is not permissible in PA especially in a case like this one. PA's rape shield law precludes testimony re: her sexual history. Corruption of minors will be the least of your worries. Get to an attorney ASAP and stop writing facts in a forum such as this one that could be traced back to you and perhaps be used against you in a prosecution.

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  5. Can a magistrate judge send you to jail?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Ross Marvin Miller
    3. John Albert Abom
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    The short answer is yes, however, the jail sentence imposed cannot begin until after 30 days following the court appearance at which you were sentenced because you have 30 days to appeal the MDJ's decision/sentence to the Court of Common Pleas. If, however, that sentence was imposed more than 30 days ago and you did not appeal, it may be possible for you to be taken from the court to jail in two days. What you have described carries at least a 60 day sentence and possibly a 90 day sentence,...

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  6. How can i get my low evidence dui case thrown out?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Albert Abom
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    4. Matthew Louis Solomon
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    The disposition of your case will depend on many factors. The first factor will be whether you have any criminal history at all, not simply a history of DUIs. Unfortunatley for you, the prosecution will likely argue that the fact that you left the scene and refused a chemical test not too long afterwards is evidence of your consciousness of guilt. I think Mr. Keller's suggestion of not discussing detailed fact in this forum is a good idea. Get in touch with a criminal defens attorney...

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  7. What does "without restrictive sanctions" means ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Albert Abom
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Robert C. Keller
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    Your son signed a generic form agreeing to be revoked with the understanding that the probation officer's recommendation to the court is that the probation/parole will be unsupervised but most of the standard conditions will continue to apply. Since you've only included part of the form and not the original conditions, it is unclear what those conditions are other than to pay $150 each month. Note that the probation officer's request to the court is simly that, a request, and the judge can...

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  8. Can an ex boyfriend post pics on a website of my daughter whom was 17 at the time and not aware that the pics were taken.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gary K. Marshall
    2. John Albert Abom
    3. Brad Allen Meryhew
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    Call the police in the jurisdiction where she believes the pictures were taken. If not that department, call the one where you believe he has the picture on a phone, camera or computer. Arguably, the photos can be considered child pornography as they depict a nude 17 year old girl, if you can truly prove she was 17 on the day the photo was taken. They would be pornography regardless of whether she consented or not. In PA, taking a photo of a person who is in a place where that person has...

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  9. Hi my question is i have a felony conviction here in calif. its assault with a deadly weapon can i buy a gun in honduras

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Philip Shapiro
    2. Chris J Feasel
    3. John Albert Abom
    4. Andrew Nicholas Clifford
    5. Macy Michelle Jaggers
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    You are asking a question of Honduran Law, not of any law in the US.

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  10. I HAVE A TRAFFIC WARRANT, IWANT TO TURN MYSELF IN, WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank Mascagni III
    2. John Albert Abom
    3. Sandy Van
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the prior answers. An attorney can help get it worked out BEFORE you see the judge. If you walk into the court in handcuffs, you are more likely to walk out that way.

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