Theodore H. Swan Jr.’s Answers

Theodore H. Swan Jr.

Abington DUI / DWI Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Does pennsylvania prosecute people who are caught getting the same prescription from more than one dr.?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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

    My colleagues are spot on in their answers. The short answer is "Yes". Your friend may be prosecuted. Sounds like she was scrpit shopping to get more medication than was medically need. I also suggest that they contact a lawyer who has experience in this area of criminal law.

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  6. Was pulled over with pound of marijuana

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Leo Michael Mulvihill Jr.
    3. Sara Webster
    4. Michael Kotik
    5. Geoffrey David Hood
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    First, make sure that you are still qualified for a PD by going to the PD's office in the courthouse in Norristown asap. The PD you had at the prelim will not be your trial PD. If you decide to retain private counsel, do so immediately and make sure you find a lawyer who is very eperienced in drugs cases and Montgomery County. Do not discuss any further details on this public site.

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  7. I have a suspended license , mi just trying to find a way to shorten the suspension

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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

    I agree with my colleague, do not plead guilty. Retain a local attorney who is experienced in such cases and license restoration.

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  8. Jail time or possible fines and community service

    Answered 2 days ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Brian Francis Humble
    4. Ashkan Yekrangi
    4 lawyer answers

    First, with the guidance of an experienced criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the local police and court, jail maybe avoided. Since retail theft in PA is a crime with progressive penalties, you are facing a misdemeanor even if the amount was ten cents. Expungement is not an option now and a local magistrate does not have the authority to do so. Contact a lawyer in the Willow Grove area asap.

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  9. If I already have a summary offense on record, Does that make me ineligible for ARD?

    Answered 4 days ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Ellis B. Klein
    4. Lidia L. Alperovich
    5. Michael Francis Niznik Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    A great deal depends on what county this occurred and how long ago was the previous retail theft. Unfortunately, it seems that you are developing a pattern that may make you ineligible. Still, it is vital that you contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer in the county where this happened.

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  10. Cops are telling my brother to rat out people or he will be charged with drug possession

    Answered 12 days ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. David A. Keightly
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. Jennifer J Wirsching
    5. Lidia L. Alperovich
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    My colleagues have given you and your brother some good advice... stop talking to the police and this website and contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with the court and police in Abington. Unfortunately, what you have described happens all too often in the "war on drugs". I along with most of my colleagues on this site will provide a free consultation.

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