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  • How much time could i get for the possession of 5 undeveloped cannabis plants taken from my home.?

    I was served with a search warrant five under developed cannabis plants were confiscated a black tarp and a cell phone.I was not arrested at that time i have a prior drug convictions from 15 years ago and have not been in trouble since. i would ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    These are serious charges. The law is very complicated the area of marijuana cultivation and your freedom may depend on the facts surrounding the number of "live plants" found by the police. There are certain mandatory minimum sentences that may apply in cases like yours. Reference 18 Pa.C.S. 7508 for a more detailed overview of your possible exposure to incarceration. Your first step is to call an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight for your freedom.

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  • How can I tell if I was put into an ARD program when I was in college ?

    Currently facing a first time DUI charge and officer agreed to accept an ARD but was not sure if an underage in college was simply downgraded or if I was put into the program. (Roughly 8 years ago)

    Patrick’s Answer

    ARD eligibility is determined by the District Attorney. You should hire an attorney who can negotiate on your behalf. It will greatly increase your likelihood of acceptance into the program.

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  • I have been on probation 2 years had 100 hours commutity servise make court cost payments everymonth work 2 jobs new m theft

    make all payments child support fines and cost

    Patrick’s Answer

    Please re-post.

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  • Third DUI

    my vehicle was inoperable and had to be towed, while I awaited the tow truck an officer approached me and asked me to get out of the vehicle, which I thought he was coming to assist me. My hood was opened indicating a problem with the car. The...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Call an attorney right away. This case has several defensible issues that a good defense attorney could argue on your behalf. You've taken a good first step in questioning the charges; now the next step is to have an attorney review the facts of the case in detail and make an informed decision on your behalf.

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  • If an employer calls the police and files a report for embezzlement, do they come and arrest me?

    Embezzled from my employer, they are still gathering everything and I am trying to work on a payment plan with them but if they do decide to call the police what can I expect? Will they come at any time and arrest me, or do I just get something in...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Your first step is to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney may be able to negotiate with the parties involved and protect your rights. Don't hesitate. Call an attorney.

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  • A sex offenderserves his time to the satisfaction of the court can town evict him through ordinace

    sex offender was never a nuisance citizen.made one mistake with circumstances but is being generalized.lived over twenty years in home.ordinance more recent

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree with the other answers. An experienced attorney can review the ordinance to determine if the ordinance meets constitutional muster. This issue is highly controversial and has been challenged before. Contact an attorney with experience in municipal/zoning law as well as constitutional law.

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  • My wife had recently completed ARD for the charges of possession of controlled substance, drug para and retail theft

    She recently had some problems with Children and Youth. They drug tested her and she tested positive for additonal opiates and cocaine. Can this affect the ard that she just completed? Or can the CYS have charges brought against her. we have n...

    Patrick’s Answer

    You should consult a criminal defense attorney ASAP. So long as she completed all of the ARD requirements, the former charges are no longer a concern. However, your wife needs to get treatment for her problem. An experienced attorney can discuss options and help guide you through the process.

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  • A question about synthetic marijuana, is xlr-11 an analogue of jwh-18?

    is the synthetic marijuana chemical xlr-11 an analogue of jwh-18?.. I have found that in federal court it was ruled not an analogue.. but what about in Pennsylvania???.. thank you.. in need of help..

    Patrick’s Answer

    I agree with the other responses. Synthetic marijuana cases are very complicated and often require an expert in chemistry to determine the status of the substance in question. Contact an attorney and set-up a meeting to discuss this issue.

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  • How can prove my self innocent.

    After 2 1/2 years of being with my fiance.Her ex husband who has been constantly calling children and youth on my fiancee and her 2 older children and getting no where he calls children and youth and says that i had sexually abusie his 4 year old ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Hire an attorney right away! They can analyze the facts of your case and give you competent legal advice to help you defend your freedom.

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  • I have a first time felony of assault, will I go to jail? I have a clean record and never have gotten into trouble?

    I was arrested because me and my brother got into a fight. he had pushed me. so I had defended myself. I am pregnant. I scratched him once. he called the police on me lied and said I had hit him many times. even though he only had a scratch or two...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Since you are currently represented by an attorney, you should address all questions and concerns to your current attorney. If you no longer have an attorney, you should hire a new one immediately.

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