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Theodore H. Swan Jr.

Abington DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. How do i go about getting a pardon application from the governor of pa.?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. John Albert Abom
    2 lawyer answers

    Congratulations on your recent accomplishments. Obtaining a pardon is a difficult procedure at best and rarely granted. I suggest that you go to the Board of Pardons website for further information. www.bop.state.pa.us

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  2. In bucks county can u recieve probation for your first adult conviction if u have no prior convictions?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Sara Webster
    4. Michael Anthony Hernandez
    4 lawyer answers

    With all due respect to my California colleague, it is risky to offer advice concerning the law and practices of a state where you are not licensed and practicing. That being said, you may qualifiy for ARD (a probation without verdict). Consult with a local experienced criminal defense attorney. Do not try to do this without counsel.

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  3. Non traffic citation

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Felix Velter
    3. Geoffrey David Hood
    3 lawyer answers

    What specifically was the offense stated on the citation? Disorderly Conduct? If so, it is probably not a violation. BUT, you should speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney before you do anything. You have 10 days to respond. If you are up against the time, you can plead NOT GUILTY for now until you speak to a lawyer. You can change your plea later.

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  4. In 03/2011 during divorce Single assault and harassment, had 18 months probation paid all fees. Can I have my case expunged?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Lidia L. Alperovich
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Douglas Lee Dolfman
    4. Thomas J. Wagner
    4 lawyer answers

    If you recieved ARD, and completed the probation then you should be able to get an expungement under most circumstances. However, if you either pled guilty or were found guilty, the answer is "No" at the present time.

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  5. First time offense, charged with Marijuana-Small Amount Personal Use & Use/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. (PA) What to do?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Douglas Lee Dolfman
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Daniel M. Myshin
    5. Jordan Kelleher Reilly
    5 lawyer answers

    This is one time that you should not listen to your father. With all due respect, he is dead wrong in this. Being a dad, I don't say this lightly. These are misdemeanors and need to be handled professionally. Typically, the PD office rejects clients because they earn too much money. Each county is different. What county were you in when this happened? Bottom line, there are things that can be done to help you and possibly prevent a conviction. But you need an experienced criminal...

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  6. Can a DUI be reduced at the Preliminary hearing and if so, is it likely?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    2. Geoffrey David Hood
    3. Ellis B. Klein
    4. Zachary Cooper
    5. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    My colleagues are spot on. One additional observation. Find a lawyer familiar with the county/police department before you do ANYTHING else. Some police departments will work with a person as you mentioned. ANd stop discussing this in a public setting like this.

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  7. Will a summary offense show up on my criminal record for retail theft in PA..

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    4. William Ray Pelger
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer is, "Yes". It will show up on your criminal record. As to an appeal. I suggest that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to discuss a possible appeal.

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  8. Should I appear in traffic court?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    2. Charles Thomas Jr.
    3. Steven Fisher Fairlie
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Julia E. Simmons
    5 lawyer answers

    Mr. Thomas is correct. You have 10 days to respond to the ticket. Plead NOT GUILTY.. See directions on the back of the ticket. and send it to the court address on the front left corrner. The penalty in PA for this is 5 points and a 60 suspension of driving priviledges in PA which would have to be reinstated after the 60 days by paying PennDot a fee. Otherwise you may have trouble renewing your Illinois license. I don't know what Illinois will do to you but please know that PA and Il are...

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  9. Can colleges take back an acceptance if they see that I have a criminal record?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    2. Geoffrey David Hood
    3. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    4. Michael Kotik
    5. Christine C McCall
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    All of my colleagues give good advice but Mr. Hood is sopt on. As a former admissions officer at upper tier college, your acceptance/enrollment can be revoked at anytime for cause including falsification on your application or arrest and/or conviction of a crime (usually a misdemeanor or higher) especially crimes involving honesty and/or drugs.

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  10. I was convicted of a DUI when I was 17, and with another at 19. Because I was only 17 will this one count as my first? In PA

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Ellis B. Klein
    2. Ryan Michael Davidson
    3. Geoffrey David Hood
    4. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    My colleagues have given you excellent advice. I suggest that you follow it closely. If you cannot afford a private attorney contact the Bucks County Public Defender

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