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  • If the arresting offer does not have a reason/proof for pulling the car over can that be a determining factor in my cases result

    I recently was pulled over for my second DUI in pa, however the arresting officer does not have video recording of the arrest(it was never downloaded) , as of now the only reasoning I was pulled over is by the word of the officer in his statement....

    Leo’s Answer

    The issue is not whether there are cameras or not, the issue is whether there was reasonable suspicion for the stop in the first place. I work in Lehigh County, feel free to give me a call and we can talk about your case.

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  • Dui

    i get a dui in 2009 in pa i never get any papers now i move to pa and they send mi a sitation 4 years after what i can do or whats going to happend

    Leo’s Answer

    I agree with above counsel. It is in your best interest to contact a Lehigh County attorney. If you are interested, give me a call and we can discuss your matter.

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  • Am I getting a citation in the mail?

    I am currently in college and a second semester freshman. My college is a dry campus and I am underage. I got caught in my dorm drinking along with my friend. We were breathalized and had to be taken into an ambulance and transported to the local ...

    Leo’s Answer

    I agree with the other lawyers and I will add one thing. When I was in college (down the road from your school at Moravian College) I was a resident adviser and many a time a student would get in trouble for underage drinking and the school would handle it internally and the local police and district attorney would consider that sufficient, especially if it occurred solely on campus grounds. Sometimes however, the local DA would also feel the the issue was serious enough and file charges. Just because it has been a month does not mean you won't receive the citation, I often have clients that end up waiting a month plus for their charges to come in. Take the advice of the other attorneys, contact a lawyer.

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  • IF YOU GET YOUR FIRST DUI EXPUNGED/ WHAT IF I GET ANOTHER DUI WITHIN TWO YEARS IS IT CONSIDER TO BE THE 1ST OR THE 2ND OFFENSE

    I KNOW THIS IS NO EXCUSE BUT I JUST HAVE TO ASK THIS QUESTION A FRIEND OF MINE WAS DRIVING TO MY HOUSE AFTER HAVING A FIGHT WITH HIS WIFE. AS HE WAS DRIVING HE WAS PULLED OVER/FOR FELLING TO TURN LEFT/ THAT WHEN THEY DECOVERED THAT HE WAS DRINKING...

    Leo’s Answer

    To answer your question directly, the initial court papers a person receives in a dui matter will almost always state that it is a 1st offense dui. However, the Commonwealth will amend that later to reflect the actual charge. If your friend has questions, feel free to have him contact my office, two of my partners work solely in the Easton/Northampton area.

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  • What motion need to be put in for an illegal charge

    At my hearing I was charge with rape with out enough evidence. I'm handling my case on my on so please just tell me what motion need to be filed.

    Leo’s Answer

    As an attorney who practices in Allentown, I would gladly refer you to some very good defense attorneys who handle rape charges. This is not something to go at alone. Feel free to contact me and I will get your their information.

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  • I had my record expunged

    I petitioned for an ard expungement and received it, why does my information show up on third party sites (intelius, lexis nexus) and what can I do to have it removed?

    Leo’s Answer

    You likely received a certified copy of the Order granting your expungement. The order has powerful language requiring that the pertinent part of your record be destroyed. I would make sure to hold on to that and be readily able to produce it at a business interview or the like in case the employer did go to one of those 3rd party sites. The reality is, as the other lawyers have stated, you probably can't get it removed from the 3rd party sites. However, on a business application, since you successfully finished ARD, you can answer "No" to the section asking if you have ever been arrested (so long as this was your only arrest).

    Good luck.

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  • Could a good lawyer get your suspended license time reduced if it's not dui or wreckless driving in PA

    I live in an area where I need to drive to get to work, and I can't get a workers permit until 3 years without another driving with a suspended license offense.

    Leo’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Keller. Getting a reduction in a license suspension matter is up to Penndot. I often get questions about licenses from DUI clients, who are under the mistaken belief that the judicial system handles the issue. I think it would benefit the public at large if attorneys would communicate more effectively with their clients on this front, too many people are understandably confused on this topic.

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  • If I'm on ARD and got cited with other charges do I lose ARD with the citation or do I not lose it until after the hearing?

    I get off ARD in may and just got citations for crimes that I did not commit. Can I still keep ard with the citations and then fight the charges that were given to me?

    Leo’s Answer

    You will most likely have an ARD revocation hearing. Without knowing what these "other crimes" are it is difficult to advise you. Typically if you are arrested and charged while on ARD that will be enough for ARD to be revoked. It is in your best interest to hire an attorney to assess your situation and hopefully make solid arguments at your ARD revocation hearing so that you can stay on ARD.

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  • Ok iam in reading,pa iam on county porale got 4 mouths to go but just got charged with a dui but they didnt lock me up they took

    Me to the hospital honestly I don't know the results! But I got release from the hospital! I did tell my po the next morning evening Doe we got a good relationship he was mad! He told me to stop drinking! But to come on wedday wif the paper work. ...

    Leo’s Answer

    i agree with above counsel. You should hire an attorney. I practice often in Berks County, feel free to call or email me. All calls are free.

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  • Does an ARD form need to be submitted by a lawyer or can the defendent submit the forms himself? I live in PA.

    Been charged with a DUI for marijuana possession. Small amount of marijuana found in my blood test. (1 nannogram) Waived my prelim hearing. Arraignment schedule in a couple of weeks. I went for my CRN a couple days ago. I was told by the p...

    Leo’s Answer

    The only thing I would add to this is: you might want an attorney if there are summary charges that the DA, by personal preference or county policy, will not dismiss or there are other misdemeanors that you could have dismissed. Some county DAs are very proactive in helping with this, others you actually have to ask them to consider dismissal. Although you seem to be on top of this, it is always good to have an experienced set of eyes take a look.

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