Theodore H. Swan Jr.’s Answers

Theodore H. Swan Jr.

Abington DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. I was convicted of a 2 nd DUI all of my obligations have been fulfilled and I am left with probation can I move from pa to fl ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Kenny
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Kenny. It may be possible to have the supervision transferred to Florida (if Florida agrees), or ask for the probation to be terminated. Talk to your arrorney asap. Do not move without express permission from the PO and/or the Court.

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  2. What can I expect when having "court ordered fingerprints" done?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    3 lawyer answers

    Since you are in "the process" of finding an attorney, redouble your effort to retain experienced counsel in your location. Ask that attorney about this. Stop wasting time looking for advice on the internet.

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  3. Is there a mandatory sentence for theft by deception in the state of pA

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Kenny
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Anthony Gil
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. Robert C. Keller
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    It's unanimous. 3 votes for "No".

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  4. Can you file an appeal after 45 days after a guilty plea for a summary offense at a Magistrates court? Western, PA

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Aaron Matthew Tomczak
    3. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    4. Charles Thomas Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with both of my colleagues in this. There is, by rule, a thirty day appeal period a summary offense. But there amy be a possibility nevertheless. As stated, expungement is a long process and never a sure thing. Retain a lawyer who is experienced in this area of the law.

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  5. Is it okay to get a speeding ticket while on ARD?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    3. Andrea E. Mertz
    3 lawyer answers

    In most cases, a speeding ticket will not affect ARD. I suggest that he respond to the ticket within 10 days of issuance and plead NOT GUILTY. and contact an experienced traffic lawyer in the area where he got the ticket.

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  6. PA CDL BAC limit while operating a personal vehicle?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel M. Myshin
    2. Douglas Lee Dolfman
    3. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    4. Julia E. Simmons
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with both PA colleagues and to an extent the attorney from California. This case is controlled by Section 3802 (a) and (f) of the PA vehicle code. Your friend must find a lawyer who is experienced in the county where the offense occurred. I will assume for the moment Bucks or Montgomery county. As a side note to our California colleague, I attended law school in California, but would not offer advice as to the law there, even if I knew the answer to the question.

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  7. If I am on A.R.D. in Chester County, will I be allowed to leave the country for a family vacation?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. David Bradley
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. John M. Walsh
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer lies in the terms and conditions of your ARD probation. Some counties are non-reporting probation and others require a monthly call in. My suggestion is to contact the probation office, tell them of the family plans and request that you be allowed to go. If they say "Yes" , you are good to go.

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  8. Asked to be a confidential informant but something doesn't seem right

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Daniel McGarrigle
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Daniel M. Myshin
    5. Richard Quinton Hark
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Your situation seems to be coming more commonplace. And not just in Abington. Call a local Abington criminal defense attorney for a free consultation. Most of us, including myself, offer a free consultation which I suggest should be in person rather than just a phone call.

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  9. I got arrested with less then 5 grams of pot and this is my first offense what should I do

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Adam D. Zucker
    2. Peter Charles Amuso
    3. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    4. Ellis B. Klein
    5. Adam Todd Katzman
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    my colleagues offer very sound advice. Monday morning call an experienced lawyer in the location where you were "arrested". Do not talk to the police again until you have done this. Depending on the department, the charges could be withdrawn, changed to a non-drug offense, or the small amount of MJ.

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  10. I'm Not In Jail, I Want to Know At My Formal Arraignment Will I Be arrested if I Plead Guilty ?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Ellis B. Klein
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Greg Thomas Hill
    4. Erick Masten Platten
    5. William W Housley
    5 lawyer answers

    Listen to your public defender. You don't need anymore advice here. Good luck.

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