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Brian Christopher Jordan

Stroudsburg Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. First time retail theft, abt $60, I got paperwork yesterday, they want a plea.should i plead guilty?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David William Gross
    2. Brian Christopher Jordan
    3. Mark Copoulos
    4. Joseph Alexander Paletta
    5. John Tyler Nicholson
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    See my answer in your similar posting, stop posting incriminating details anywhere, and don't talk to police or anyone else about this. Talk to a criminal defense attorney.

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  2. What are my options if my court date is tomorrow and I cannot afford an attorney and I did not qualify for a public one either?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Christopher Jordan
    2. Omer Jaleel
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm not sure from your question if you are appearing for your preliminary hearing or an actual court of common pleas hearing (where you could either change your plea to guilty or essentially tell the judge you want to go to trial). If this is for a preliminary hearing, my advice is to try to request a continuance from the magisterial district judge so that you can come back represented. I can tell you that sometimes you can appear Pro Se and represent yourself and maybe deal with a nice cop...

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  3. I had 4 beers on the Fourth of July. Will it show up positive etg if I am tested today? Anything I can do to lessen the chances

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Sarah Lynn White
    3. David Philip Shapiro
    4. Brian Christopher Jordan
    5. Barry Franklin Poulson
    5 lawyer answers

    I would think that it's impossible for you to test positive for alcohol at this point. Keep in mind that if this is in regards to a probation urinalysis or questioning, admission of drinking alone could be enough to be found in violation pending a revocation hearing, regardless of any testing.

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  4. I was falsely accused of a criminal traffic violation. It's been 6 months now and nothing has been filed on the court docket !

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Charles Pennington
    2. Brian Christopher Jordan
    3. Mark Nickolas Longwell
    4. Paul Domenic Petruzzi
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with #1. Regarding #2, a state prosecutor may have simply reviewed it and made the call to not proceed with bringing it to court, having discussed it with the officer handling the report. It's possible that it is never being filed and yet was not dismissed (since it was never filed in the first place). You could start calling court offices, the officer, etc. but that is not wise. Smart move if you already discussed it with a few attorneys. Might be worth calling a local criminal...

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  5. Can 15 yo boy be charged with sex assault on 15 yo gf when there was no sex only kissing and touching under her shirt w/ her ok?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Christopher Jordan
    2. Michael Kotik
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. Michael Curtis Greenberg
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer is that you or your son should not talk to the police or anybody about this. You should contact a criminal defense attorney that is also familiar with the juvenile court proceedings in Schuylkill County. This could develop into a very dangerous situation if not handled properly by an attorney. There are many other questions that need answered. I recommend contacting Attorney Matt Rapa in Lehighton at (610) 377-7730.

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  6. Your question: "i did donuts in a parking lot 3 yrs ago, i was not caught nor did did i hear anything about it before,

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Christopher Jordan
    2. Sarah Lynn White
    3. Dave Bahr
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4 lawyer answers

    Pretty unlikely. The statutes of limitations for some of the basic misdemeanor criminal charges that I could see applying would have expired at the two year mark. I suppose there could be some exceptions and maybe I'm not thinking outside of the box enough on this, but unless something much more severe happened or felony charges (with longer applicable statutes of limitations) are appropriate, I think you are likely in the clear. Of course, it goes without saying that if you do get charged,...

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  7. Caught shoplifting. Was a minor given a warning.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Christopher Jordan
    2. Charles Anthony Rick
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Lieberman's advice. This is a common theme in these types of cases. What that letter is saying is that whether you pay or not, there may still be criminal action taken. If there is going to be criminal action taken by the police, it is going to happen regardless of whether or not you pay the demands of that civil letter. I have had many clients pay the money after getting that letter, and still end up being criminally charged. If the police gave you a warning and told...

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  8. Not guilty or guilty, theft charges($55)1st time

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Eric D. Strand
    2. Brian Christopher Jordan
    3. Charles Anthony Rick
    4. Joseph Alexander Paletta
    4 lawyer answers

    It is worth your time to discuss with a local criminal defense attorney. There may be alternative at the District Judge level for a first time offender that could result in a full dismissal of the charges. By pleading guilty you are still exposing yourself to the risk of a maximum fine of $300 and maximum jail sentence of 90 days. Talk to a criminal defense attorney locally who knows what the judge might be likely to do and can assist you in handling this in the best way possible.

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  9. After a DUI Arrest ,do officers have to file a complaint in 5 days? If so where? This happened in Pennsylvania.Read this online

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Brian Christopher Jordan
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    Try to write down everything that happened while it is still fresh in your mind so that when you sit down with an attorney you will have all the details and he or she can pursue all viable defenses. The short answer regarding the delay is that you have to just wait. Try not to stress. Once you get your summons and other paperwork you can sit down with your attorney and they can explore any issues regarding time frames, delays, procedure, etc. Be proactive and start discussing with a...

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  10. If you file a civil lawsuit and the judge finds it frivilous, would this be a probation violation if you were on probation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Brian Christopher Jordan
    3. Sarah Lynn White
    4. Robert David Richman
    4 lawyer answers

    I will be curious to see if any other attorney reading this question has a different take, but I don't see how filing any sort of civil lawsuit, deemed frivolous or not, can be construed as a violation of probation in any way - be it county, state, or federal. If you feel that a probation officer is going to create an issue out of this I suggest talking to your original attorney or a new attorney because it is, in my opinion, grounds for an argument and legal action to protect you. I...

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