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  • Is there a good chance my dui of marijuana get dismissed.

    I have no prior dui.i was pulled over for headlight the cop came back to the car and said he smelled marijuana ask me if i been smoking i sad no.iam physically disabled but was given sobriety test after i was arrested they searched car without per...

    Brian’s Answer

    There are a number of factors that can impact how this case will play out. It is in your best interest to consult with a criminal defense lawyer in your area immediately.

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  • I am being charged with harassment count 1 (misdemeanor 3 ) and count 2 (summary). What will my sentencing be in Pennsylvania?

    The first count of harassment is that I contacted someone on Facebook after they did nit want contacted. The second part says I emailed ,which I did on facebook,if going by said date of charge,and sent several letters to alarm the victim,which aga...

    Brian’s Answer

    You should not post these details on a public forum. Consult with an experienced local criminal defense lawyer and go over all the details with them. There are options and you need to map out your approach to the case with an attorney immediately.

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  • Do I need to contact a lawyer for a second underage drinking violation?

    I am 20 years old (21 in 3 months) and I was stopped by the cops walking alone down the street. They proceeded to ask me questions about if I had been drinking that evening and I admitted that I have been. They breathalyzed me, however the number ...

    Brian’s Answer

    I agree with the above answers and suggest contacting a local criminal defense attorney in State College. Although you can certainly represent yourself, an experienced local criminal defense attorney that knows the ins and outs of the local court system and the alternatives available to you can make a significant difference in the outcome. There are a few State College attorneys that regular post on this site and can be contacted directly.

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  • Caught shoplifting from Kmart

    My friend and I stopped in a Kmart to use the bathroom with NO intention to steal anything. One thing led to another, and we took socks. It's so stupid of us. She took about 2 packs, $6 each. I took 1 pair of socks from a 3 pack that was around $4...

    Brian’s Answer

    I agree with the above answers but would add that I have seen loss prevention persons tell an alleged shoplifter the same thing, and then a few days later a citation for summary retail theft arrives in the mail. If this happens, you should absolutely speak with a criminal defense attorney in the area that can discuss your options. Do not simply plead guilty.

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  • Having a disorderly conduct dropped from my record?

    Cops found a bowl, a bong, and a grinder in my apartment without any marijuana. I know they cut me a break by giving me a disorderly conduct, but I was wondering if there was any way I could have it dismissed or dropped from my record? My roommate...

    Brian’s Answer

    I agree with the above and suggest speaking with a local criminal defense lawyer that handles these situations with ESU police. It is possible to have this dismissed and expunged from your record. I regularly handle these matters and you should feel free to contact me.

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  • Should I hire a lawyer for my second underage drinking violation?

    A few nights ago, a couple buddies and I were walking down the street to my friends house after having a few beers. A police car pulled up beside us and started driving at our pace until we turned into the driveway to my friends house. They then t...

    Brian’s Answer

    I absolutely agree with the above answers. Do not simply plead guilty OR go to court without an attorney. A local criminal defense attorney should know the possible alternatives to avoid the stiff fine and license suspension that stems from this offense and can help you navigate this situation. Good luck.

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  • How likely are judges to dismiss a disorderly conduct?

    I kicked a garbage bag like I was kicking a small stone in the street one night coming back from the bar with a friend. I looked up and there was a police officer. The bag did not pop and I moved it back to it's original position as the officer in...

    Brian’s Answer

    I agree with the above answers and would encourage you to hire an attorney to assist in the event you do receive the citation in the mail. An attorney will be able to respond to the citation for you, request a hearing before the magisterial district judge, and argue for a withdrawal or dismissal of the citation based on the facts of the case or any possible procedural glitches based on the issuance of the citation. Some judges will also allow offer diversionary programs where you can "earn" a dismissal of the citation through community service. From there, you can have the disorderly conduct expunged, which should be your ultimate goal given your future plans. I would not suggest going to court alone.

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  • Can I leave the state on A.R.D. ?

    I was put on A.R.D. for 6 months after being charged with false identification and underage drinking, how do I go about leaving the state if I am on this program?

    Brian’s Answer

    I agree with Steven. Always discuss first with your PO to be safe.

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  • I want too renew my bartender's licence but i'm a four time fellon for drugs but mainly weed. There were all considered non

    Violent crime but served 5 years of probation and was released August 11 2011. I've been clean till this day and love working in bars or pubs.

    Brian’s Answer

    This really depends on what the criteria is for this sort of a license. You likely need a lawyer to assist in your application more than a criminal defense lawyer. Depending on the criteria, you may need to get information on your cases from your previous lawyer(s) to explain your criminal history as favorably as possible.

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  • How likely would it be for me to be put in jail for unpaid court fines?

    I have approximately $400 in unpaid court fines that were due by February 28. I was going through a job switch, living on my own at a friends house, With no food card, making about $100/week. I have a hearing in 2 days for contempt of court becaus...

    Brian’s Answer

    Contact the lawyer who originally represented you. I do not practice in your county, let alone Ohio, so I can't speak to the inclinations of this particularly judge or probation department. Typically a "fines and costs" issue will result in an extension of supervision until a balance is paid. Other times judges aren't as forgiving and simply deem it a violation of supervision - rare but it has happened. If you are going into this unrepresented, have your ducks in a row and present your mercy situation as best as possible. I'd advise at least speaking to a local defense attorney who may be at least willing to give you some expectations. I would also apply with the county Public Defender Office to represent you if possible.

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