John M. Ogden has over than 20 years of courtroom experience in trying cases, including DUI, Criminal Defense, Real Estate cases as well as handling Wills and Estate matters. We are focused on finding ways to creatively solve legal issues in an effective and efficient manner, and we are ready to work for you.
The Law Firm of John M. Ogden is a full-service general practice law firm in York, Pennsylvania. In addition to trial defense, we handle all types of buisiness matters from partnerships and corporations to LLCs. We have handle plaintiff and defendant cases in all business matters and contract disputes.
We have a full service title insurance service for commercial and residential real estate transfers. Attorney Ogden has been a Pennsylvania licensed Title Insurance Resident Agent since 2003. (Title #268742).
Attorney John Ogden recently won a major DUI (Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or controlled substances, or both) sentencing decision in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The highest Court in Pennsylvania unanimously agreed with Ogden that the way the trial courts were sentencing subsequent DUI offenders was illegal. In its unanimous decision, the high overruled three prior Superior Court opinions. The issue was whether a DUI offender may be sentenced as a repeat offender if there was no conviction between the first offense DUI and a subsequent offense DUI.This occurs when someone is arrested on a DUI charge, but not yet found guilty. If that same person is arrested for another DUI before the conviction on the first DUI, this opinion will apply. Commonwealth v. Haag, 603 Pa. 46,981 A.2d 902 (Pa. 2009).
Attorney Ogden recognizes that a DUI is a very serious crime and does not in any way condone multiple DUI offenses. However, he believes that everyone in entitled to Equal Justice Under Law and the law should be followed. Attorney Ogden has been fighting for his clients' rights since 1993.
Attorney Ogden graduated from Dover Area High School in 1979. He graduated from York College of Pennsylvania in 1987 with an Associate of Science Degree and in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems.
Attorney Ogden served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard rising from an enlisted private in 1983 to being a commissioned Officer in 1987.
Attorney Ogden graduated Cum Laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1993.
Attorney Ogden began his career practicing with Law Firm of Kain Brown & Roberts, (which later became known as Rhoads & Sinon, LLP), from 1993 until 1999.
In 1999, Attorney Ogden formed the Law Firm of Holt & Ogden, LLP with Attorney Farley G. Holt, Esquire.
After twelve years, John M. Ogden formed the Law Office of John M. Ogden located at 257 East Market Street, York, PA 17403.
Call today to hear how John Ogden can guide you though the legal system!
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 1993
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John is a hard working DUI defense lawyer who knows more than just the law. He spends a lot of time learning about the scientific aspects of the chemical tests the government uses to test for alcohol content. That is what gives him an edge over other lawyers because it is the alcohol and drug content that makes or DUI cases and John knows where to look and what to ask to take apart the prosecutors case. I endorse him highly.
Brian Manchester Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Businessman of the Year||National Republican Congressional Committee||2005|
|Excellence in the study of Jurisdiction||American Jurisprudence||1991|
|Lawyer||Law Office of John M. Ogden||2012 - Present|
|Lawyer||Holt & Ogden, LLP||1999 - 2012|
|Lawyer||RHOADS & SINON, YORK||1996 - 1999|
|Lawyer||KAIN, BROWN & ROBERTS, LLP||1994 - 1996|
|Appeal Intern||MICHIGAN APPELLATE DEFENDER||1991 - 1993|
|Litigation Intern||MICHIGAN ATTORNEY GENERAL||1990 - 1991|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Association for Drunk Driving Defense Attorneys||Founding Member||2012 - Present|
|National College for DUI Defense - Member NCDD.com GotDUI.COM||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|American Society of Legal Advocates||Member||1993 - Present|
|Commonwealth v. Haag||Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Reversed Lower Court. Successfully argued to change the way the court was sentencing DUI offenders|
|Citizens For Responsible Development v. WalMart||Successfully decided in favor of my client, Special Exception Denied.|
|Radecke v. York County Board of Assessment Appeals||Commonwealth Court Reversed the lower court. The reassessment was improper.|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|York College of Pennsylvania||Information Systems||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|Dover High School||N/A||N/A||1979|
|York College of Pennsylvania||N/A||N/A||1979|