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Christopher M. Patterson

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  • Can I get $ back from landlord with no license or inspection?

    My landlord is an atty, they haven't fixed anything. I've paid my rent early each mo I've been here. I am moving out before the lease is up due to these conditions. Where do I file a complaint? Where do I find out if they've ever had a license to ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You should speak to an attorney who specializes in landlord tenant matters. If you cannot afford an attorney the Dauphin County bar association may have a program for reduced fee/no fee consultations. you may also check with Mid Penn legal services to see if they handle landlord tenant matters. Good luck.

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  • June is when i can get my license back can i get it back much early than that ? what steps do i have to take ?

    its for dui

    Christopher’s Answer

    Your question is tough to answer because there is no information why your operating privilege was suspended. If your eligibility date for restoration of you operating privilege is June you will have to pay any restoration fee, and within 30 days of your eligibility date, show either proof of insurance for any car you own that is registered in PA or submit an affidavit that you don't own a car that is registered in PA. A title service or AAA can help you with that, or you can go to PennDOT to do it. You can go on the PennDOT web site and get a Restoration Requirements letter for free. It will tell you exactly what you have to do to get your operating privilege restored and your license returned to you.

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  • Got a 1 year suspension for having 10 grams of pot in my car. can I get an OLL. my job and school requires that I have a license

    If I don't have my license I will lose my job. I'm in trade school for automotive. I work full time and go to school full time. i'm 19 years old. I drive to school after I get done work.

    Christopher’s Answer

    The simple answer is no you can't get an OLL for a drug offense.

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  • Medical question while serving time for a parole violation.

    Incarcerated 1/15/14, my Gag II is 3/26/14, where I will be asking to be paroled to a long-term rehab but my PO will ask for the max. I am 40 years old, never in trouble my whole life until the age of 38 when I hit a major depression over being d...

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you haven't done so already put in a request immediately to get a lawyer assigned to you and as soon as one is contact him or her to discuss your situation. If what you are saying is correct your lawyer should be able to get your case before the court quickly so the medical issue can be addressed.

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  • What is the penalty for aiding and abetting a felon to escape prosecution?

    Pleaded guilty to felony drug charges in exchange for rehab.

    Christopher’s Answer

    Your question is confusing. Are you asking what could happen if you assist someone who plead guilty to felony drug charges and received a sentence that included rehab escape from that rehab? The answer is don't do it.

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  • What legal charges would be pressed against a NCAA D1 coach that had physically and verbally abused his players?

    Also what should the university of the school do? should they force him to resign or just fire him? should they release the information to the media?

    Christopher’s Answer

    I am not sure of the context in which you are asking the question, but charges could include aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment, terroristic threats, etc. Depending on the circumstances there could be additional charges. I suggest you speak to a lawyer if you are the one who is the subject of the abuse or the investigation. There are too many unknowns to answer the question about what actions the university should take.

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  • Will public intoxiation give me a crimal record?

    Arrested over the weekend for public intoxiation. Lost keys and feel asleep in car outside of State store.

    Christopher’s Answer

    Public intoxication is a summary offense which does not give you a criminal record per se. However, the record of this summary offense is available to anyone who looks on the AOPC UJS web portal. This AOPC information is often picked up by 3rd party data providers. The good news is that the records of a summary offense can be expunged after five years if there have been no further contacts with police. Speak to a lawyer immediately about this. The MDJ who is hearing this case may have an informal alternative disposition program or there may be a formal diversion program that will allow you to avoid a conviction and enable you to get the records expunged much sooner.

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  • Driver License Law

    A friend of mine is on a tourist visa here in the US and is driving with an international driver's license. I read somewhere that he could use the driver's license up to a year in the US. Is this true or did I misunderstand the law? Can he renew i...

    Christopher’s Answer

    An individual living in this state is, with certain exceptions, required to obtain a PA Driver's license. Under section 1506 of the vehicle code, a non-citizen must establish lawful presence in the US and PA to obtain a PA license. PennDOT may then issue a license if the person will be in the US or PA lawfully for more than a year. Expiration and renewal of a non citizen's PA license is governed by section 1514 (e) of the Vehicle Code. A license granted to a non-citizen will expire when that person's visa expires. Aperson illegally in PA cannot get a valid driver's license. Whoever you friend is should speak to an experienced immigration attorney immediately to find out if there is a way to extend or renew the visa or otherwise legally stay in this state.

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  • I was.denied ard, what happens at the next trial

    I did everything I was suppose to do,and still got denied for the ard probation/program, what happens next, am I lookn at any jail.time? It was my first dui,hit n run.

    Christopher’s Answer

    You should speak to a lawyer immediately if you don't have one already. If you have one, you should speak to him or her.

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  • My brother is detained at york county prison due yo his lawyer didnt advised him about the deportation before pleas guilty.?

    My brother is innocent. He shouldn't be in detained york prison. His criminal lawyer didnt advised him of deportation before took the pleas guilty. His attorney been very dishonest and unethetical behavior. After he took pleas guilty , got pro...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I agree with both gentlemen. You should discuss your brother's case with Mr. Whittle. He can best advise you and your brother how to proceed.

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