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Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV

York Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. First time dui

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV
    2. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Forest Dean Morgan
    5. Michael Kotik
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    You will likely qualify for ARD, however in York County there is a point threshold system in place, wherein if you reach a certain threshold of points you will not be accepted, as the DA's office is the gatekeeper. You get points for the circumstances of the crime(s), prior record, not having your license, opinions of officers and ADAs, etc. Therefore, having a lawyer is very important to navigate this process properly. Therefore, I would highly recommend hiring local counsel to assist you....

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  2. I got pulled over in a taxi for driving on a suspended d.u.i license & on county probation. whats the outcome

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV
    2. Thomas J. Wagner
    3. Adam D. Zucker
    4. Joseph N. Gothie
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    You will likely be charged with Driving Under Suspension/DUI Related and also be saddled with a probation violation, which will require you to go back before the Judge on the original case you were on probation for and get resentenced. It is imperative you hire counsel for two reasons. First, Driving Under Suspension/DUI Related in Pennsylvania carries mandatory jail time. This is sometimes negotiable with the Officer and the District Attorney's Office to either change the charge or serve...

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  3. ARD for General impairment

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV
    2. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3. Andrea E. Mertz
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Christopher Irvin Simser
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    If ARD is an option for you and you properly apply and are accepted you will not be sentenced. You will however have to complete the ARD program and all the accompanying trimmings of such program. I would advise getting a York County criminal defense attorney to handle the case properly and explore any potential legal issues involved. T.L. Kearney, Esq. York County Criminal Defense Attorney 160 E. Market Street York, PA 17401 (717) 668-8159

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  4. Would it be worth it to fight my first DUI?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Adam D. Zucker
    4. Amy Jean Glass
    5. J. Denise Carter
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    Based on your recitation of the facts, the answer is that this may be a case to fight. A lot will depend on what the BAC comes back as with the blood results. In York County, you will receive the DUI charges under the correct subsections once the blood results are sent back to the police. After blood is taken in York County it is sent to National Medical Services for analysis. If the blood work comes back over the legal limit (.08%) you will definitely want to consider other available fixes....

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  5. What will happen in court if I plead not guilty for a underage citation when they do not have any evidence I was drinking

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV
    2. Thomas Kenny
    3. Kevin Mark Wray
    4. Robert C. Keller
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    I'm York County you should get a criminal defense attorney because depending on the Magesterial District Judge there are avenues to pursue which will ensure you will not receive a license suspension. One of those is of course to flat out fight it an win, but other options exist which are more guarantees. Best advice, with an alcohol related offense and your license on the line - hire a criminal defense attorney in York. T.L. Kearney, Esq. York County Criminal/DUI Defense 160 East Market...

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  6. If I don't have a lawyer and want to apply for the ARD program in Pennsylvania, how would I plea at the preliminary hearing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Forest Dean Morgan
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Daniel M. Myshin
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    In York County you definitely want an attorney at the prelim as this is one of the most important steps in getting accepted onto ARD. In York, it is crucial, due to the threshold point system determining acceptance or non-acceptance into ARD for an attorney to meet with and speak to the police officer at the prelim in order to not only get the police officer to recommend you for the ARD Program, but to ensure he/she takes the proper steps to effect that recommendation not just saying they will....

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  7. On dui blood test, are they checking for alcohal or drugs?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV
    3. Forest Dean Morgan
    4. Thomas Kenny
    5. Adam Todd Katzman
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    In York County there is currently a "policy" in place wherein the police request testing for both alcohol and controlled substances. This has been challenged on the basis of needing individual probable cause for either. It may be a moot point as for Tier level if you alcohol level is high enough. However, a lawyer needs to review this to addres any legsl challenges. Either way, there are many things that can also be done to fix or minimize the legal effects of a DUI depending upon the number if...

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  8. How do i do this?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrea E. Mertz
    2. Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV
    3. Forest Dean Morgan
    4. Joseph Alexander Paletta
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    ARD in York County is complex. Seeking admission and being successful takes expertise and knowledge only a skilled attorney will have. You need to seek a York County attorney. T.L. Kearney, Esq. York County DUI Defense 160 E. Market Street York, PA 17401 (717) 668-8159

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  9. Will i go to jail for retail theft of $30

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrea E. Mertz
    2. Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV
    3. Lidia L. Alperovich
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. James Donald Garrett
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    This can be fixed by ARD. It is imperative since you have a prior retail theft, although a summary, that you hire local counsel to provide you assistance as well as speak to the police about the ultimate goal. In York the police officer's opinion counts. The sooner the police are brought on board with your goal the better, when it comes to ARD. T.L. Kearney, IV, Esq. 160 E. Market Street York, PA 17401 (717) 668-7159 Free Initial Consult

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  10. I was pulled over the other night for a DUI also i have a cl this is my first and only offense how do i go about it ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Matthew Paul Scheitrum
    4. Justin James McShane
    5. Robert Bond
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    Based on what you have indicated you will be eligible for a program called ARD, which can, if successfully completed, lead to full dismissal and expungement of the charges. Furthermore, it greatly reduces any license suspension you would receive. In York County, PA the ARD program has specific guidelines and thresholds for acceptance and therefore you should immediately contact a York County defense attorney to represent you to ensure the proper procedures are followed in getting you into the...

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