Shawn Michael Curry’s Answers

Shawn Michael Curry

Harrisburg Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Will they run my bf's 2nd offense dui and then another 2nd offense dui 4 months later concurrent?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    3. Jason S Dunkle
    4. Shawn Michael Curry
    5. Lidia L. Alperovich
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You have posed good questions but one's that cannot be fully answered on the limited facts available. Additionally, you shouldn't offer any more facts in this forum, as it does not present a confidential setting. If your boyfriend has two pending 2nd offense DUIs, it is imperative that you immediately consult with an experienced DUI Defense Lawyer in your area in order to get a preliminary assessment of his options and begin implementing a strategy to achieve the best possible result....

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  2. Attorney fees? What if you are now unemployed due to arrest?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Shawn Michael Curry
    4. Aman M. Barber III
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
    5 lawyer answers

    Your ability to get your job back or obtain new employment will not be determined by this incident but how you respond to it. The fact that you have found yourself in this forum suggest you already know how to appropriately respond -- consult with and retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. When you find yourself in your situation, it is easy to feel like the sky is falling in and assume the worst. By consulting with legal counsel, you place yourself in a position to receive...

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  3. I plead guilty to a DUI in Dauphin County , however, the breathalyzer read zero. Can this be reversed and/or vacated?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Forest Dean Morgan
    2. Shawn Michael Curry
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Robert C. Keller
    5. Steven Fisher Fairlie
    5 lawyer answers

    Attorney Morgan has provided you a well-reasoned response. If you want to explore your options, your options may be time-sensitive and you should immediately consult directly with a DUI Defense Attorney in your area.

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  4. How long do the police have to charge you

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lidia L. Alperovich
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Charles Laputka
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. Shawn Michael Curry
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    As my colleagues have indicated, there is no issue with the timeliness of the filing of the charges 3months post-incident. The delay was likely attributed to the police waiting for the lab results. However, this does not mean that the police made a legal traffic stop or arrest, or that there may be other problems with their case. An answer to these questions will require a more fact-specific inquiry, which cannot be done in this forum. You need to contact an experienced criminal/DUI...

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  5. Seeking help and advice for 1st time DUI offense(s) in Pennsylvania.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Forest Dean Morgan
    3. Shawn Michael Curry
    4. Michael Curtis Greenberg
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree that you should consult with an experienced DUI defense attorney in the geographic area that your charges are pending. You will be better served minimizing, if not eliminating, the license suspension prior to the conclusion of your case, as opposed to hoping things slip through the cracks after it is over. As already suggested, there may be defenses or options, such as, ARD, available to you. Specific to York County, if that is where your charges are pending, ARD eligibility...

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  6. I'm wondering if I am still looking at a mandatory jail sentence for driving under suspension that was dui related but ended?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Shawn Michael Curry
    3 lawyer answers

    My colleagues have provided you sound analysis on the distinction between a charge under 1543(a) DUS and 1543(b) DUS/DUI-related. While you may have caught a break on the sub-section for Driving Under Suspension that the officer charged you with, you could speak with counsel in a confidential setting to confirm these facts. Additionally, it will be important for you to address your driving history with an attorney. If you have a history of DUS convictions that are not DUI-related, you...

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  7. Will my license get taken away for a 1st DUI with my BAC .08 if I do the ARD program?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Shawn Michael Curry
    2. Ellis B. Klein
    3. Jason Kutulakis
    4. Douglas K. Marsico
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree that the fact you have 2 separate cases pending complicates your ARD eligibility. A number of variables need to be addressed, which cannot adequately be done in this forum. I also agree that you should consult with local counsel immediately.

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  8. Son was aressted for possesion of heroin. it was less than 1 gram

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Shawn Michael Curry
    4. Mark Copoulos
    4 lawyer answers

    Attorney Keller has provided you a good response. With no prior criminal history, your son wants to try to preserve a clean record, if possible. The first and best opportunity to begin working towards his goals to protect his rights, freedom, and life is his preliminary hearing, which he should be the hearing he has been directed to appear at. Additionally, it appears he may have provided the police a written statement. This hearing will also offer an opportunity to begin to evaluate...

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  9. I was recently pulled over for suspected DUI and they did not read me my Miranda rights or observe me for 15 minutes.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Lidia L. Alperovich
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. Theodor Kaplun
    5. Robert Laurens Driessen
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    You have received solid responses from my colleagues. For additional insight on your Miranda Rights, check out the link below. You should also consult with a DUI Defense Lawyer in your area.

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  10. Can a 17 year old have sex with a 20 year old legally in the state of PA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Shawn Michael Curry
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. William Ray Pelger
    4 lawyer answers

    While the previous answer concerning consent and age differences for the purpose of statutory sexual assault may be accurate, the answer to your question does not end there. In PA, the charge of corruption of minors includes sexual acts engaged in between two people where one is under 18 and the other over 18. This offense is a felony. Additionally, in December of 2012, amendments were made to Megan's Law in PA, which is the law that defines who is required to register as a sex offender...

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