Theodore H. Swan Jr.’s Answers

Theodore H. Swan Jr.

Abington DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Hi I am on county probation for a DUI. My wife is on State Parole. We are married. Can we live together

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Christopher Irvin Simser
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically, there are conditions of parole/probation which may include no contact/association with a known convicted felon or criminal. Your situation would be somewhat different since you are married and not just cohabitating. I suggest that you follow the sound advice of my colleagues.

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  2. I have been charged with simple assault , terroristic threats , harassment . What are my options ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Shawn Michael Curry
    3. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    4. Joseph Patrick Lesniak
    4 lawyer answers

    Short answer, get a lawyer and go over your options with him/her. Discuss the facts such as "pitch dark"... what could you see, what could they see, etc. These are are serious charges.

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  3. Who is the best lawyer for an appeal for a conviction for retail theft in montgomery county, pa.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Marques Scott Goetsch
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4 lawyer answers

    Mr. Myshin is absolutely correct and I recommend following his advice. As a side comment, the next time you have to go to court, retain a lawyer and don't even try to represent yourself. You will only make matters worse and more difficult, like you did this time.

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  4. If I'm sitting in my car in a parking lot of a restaurant/bar where I was a patron can a police officer question me?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Theodore Charles Levy
    2. James W. Zerillo
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Sandra B. Worthington
    5. Michael R Crosner
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Mr. Zerillo is spot on with his answer. It would seem that you did the proper thing and perhaps a bit lucky.

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  5. Can you get a lawyer after you go to district court and received your sentence for pot possession?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey David Hood
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    Mr. Hood is spot on. Check with a lawyer in the New Jersey jurisdiction where this happened. Depending on the date he pled guilty , he might be able to withdraw his plea.

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  6. If I am 19 and got stopped for a breath test and blew a 0.05 what kind of punishment am I looking at

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    4. Olexandra Tolmatska
    5. Jonathan Davis Consadene
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    At a minimum you are looking at a DUI and underage drinking. There could also be recklessly endangering another person, corruption of a minor and so on. A great deal of what the penalty might be depends on your prior record. I would suggest that you not "discuss" this in an open forum but save it for discussion with an experienced attorney in the area.

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  7. I need to consult with an attorneys that practices in Philadelphia concerning criminal matters

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Lidia L. Alperovich
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    4. Kevin Mark Wray
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues that you should use the "Find a Lawyer" feature on this site.

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  8. Accident with DUI charges

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Joseph N. Gothie
    3 lawyer answers

    Mr. Keller is spot on. You must contact an attorney who is experienced in both criminal defense as well as insurance law. Also, make sure that you have your policy ready for the attorney to review. Your policy may very well, dictate what reimbursement, if any, may be due.

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  9. How and when will I know if the police took any evidence from the scene of my DUI? Forensics, DNA, blood, pictures, etc..

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Robert C. Keller
    3 lawyer answers

    First, no more posts. Go out and get an experienced attorney and Mr. Cooper is correct, using the public defender is fine, if you qualify. Contrary to some opinion on the street, Public Defenders are real lawyers and criminal defense is what they do all day, every day. Just like private attorneys, some are better than others. Good luck.

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  10. My probation ends March 23rd, I want to go to Ireland March 16th. Whats the quickest way to get permission?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    My colleague is correct, but I would suggest that you continue to pursue the issue with your PO. And if there is any reason for the PO's "change of heart", make sure you tell your attorney.

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