Zachary Cooper’s Answers

Zachary Cooper

Philadelphia DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. If I don't have a lawyer and want to apply for the ARD program in Pennsylvania, how would I plea at the preliminary hearing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Forest Dean Morgan
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Daniel M. Myshin
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    6 lawyer answers

    At the preliminary hearing you are not entering any plea. I would strongly suggest that you have an attorney even if entering the ARD program so you can go over all your options and possible defenses and make sure everything is done properly. Good luck.

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  2. Bench warrant out for a dui what's gonna happen?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. Forest Dean Morgan
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Frank Mascagni III
    5. Ryan Michael Davidson
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    Make sure you talk with and hire an experienced attorney in this County immediately. Every County has different procedures when it comes to bench warrants and you certainly want to know and understand what you are walking into.

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  3. Is my lawyer required to be at the DUI/Ard Court Hearing? Who initiates the withdraw of the lesser charge(s)?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Lidia L. Alperovich
    4. Andrea E. Mertz
    4 lawyer answers

    Your lawyer should be with you at the time of your ARD hearing and all Court appearances for that matter. As far as the charges are concerned, the District Attorney's office would be the ones making the decision on them. I would make sure that you go over all of this thoroughly with your attorney before the hearing so you know what will be taking place.

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  4. First criminal offense - DUI. Why do I have two charges?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Zachary Cooper
    4. Adam D. Zucker
    5. Kevin Mark Wray
    5 lawyer answers

    The first thing you should do is hire an attorney and discuss all your possible options. It is very common for you to be charged with several different counts of a DUI but they can later be amended. I do a lot of work in Montgomery County, PA and would be more than happy to talk with you and answer some questions you may have. Good luck!!! Zachary B. Cooper, Esq. Levow & Associates, PC Limited to DUI Defense 484-614-6154--Cell 610-667-5055--Office.

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  5. This is what I was charged with: 75 3802A1, 75 3802C, 75 1543 B1, 75 3334A. What am I looking at for fines and jail time in PA

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Steve Edward Jarmon Jr.
    5. Forest Dean Morgan
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    I suggest that you talk with an experienced DUI attorney I go over your case and possible defenses. If this is your first offense you may be eligible for the ARD program. ARD which stands for Accelerated Rehabilitated Disposition is a first time offenders program. If and when you successfully complete this program you will (1) earn a dismissal of the charges (2) avoid a criminal record (3) avoid jailtime and (4) recieve a 1-2 month suspension rather than 1 year. Each County runs its own...

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  6. Can I lose my license for letting an intoxicated person drive my car (with me drunk in the car)

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Forest Dean Morgan
    2. Zachary Cooper
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. Robert C. Keller
    5. Gregory Howard Wiley
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    No however there are some other states that will charge you for this such as New Jersey.

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  7. What steps do I take after being arrested for DUI?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. Ellis B. Klein
    3. Andrea E. Mertz
    4. Daniel M. Myshin
    5. Greg Prosmushkin
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    9 lawyer answers

    First, make sure to hire a qualified DUI attorney in your area. An attorney will be able to go over any possible defenses as well as talking with you about the ARD program. From what you decribe it certainly appears you would be a good candidate for the program but you still need to be accepted by the district attorney's office and make application. For all these reasons, I would get in touch with a qualified DUI attorney sooner than later. Thank you and I hope things work out for you.

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  8. This is what I'm recently charged with in PA. What can I expect? My last DUI was over 10 years ago. Last charge was 18 5505

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    3. Lidia L. Alperovich
    4. Philip David Press
    4 lawyer answers

    You should talk with an experienced DUI attorney in this County as soon as possible to go over all your options. There are some other facts that I would need about your case to let you know exactly what your looking at. Try not to write to much on these public forums and talk to a DUI attorney immediately. Zachary B. Cooper, Esq. (Former Montgomery County Prosecutor) Levow & Associates, PC Limited to DUI Defense 610-667-5055-Main 484-614-6154-Cell

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  9. What is the typical PennDot turnaround time for receiving a license suspension notification for a BAC refusal?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Zachary Cooper
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately there is no specific time period when you have to receive this notice from PENNDOT. I would suggest hiring an attorney because you will have 30 days from the date of the letter with which to file an appeal of your suspension.

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  10. In pa I was charged with 3802-d2/controlled substance-Impaired ability-1st offence (as written in prelim hearing notice)

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. Aman M. Barber III
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Michael Kotik
    5. Robert C. Keller
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    Yes this one should be counted as a 3rd offense for you in PA. Many times the paperwork does not reflect the priors but when the DA's office officially has the case and knows about the priors they would count it as a third. I would absolutely make sure you talk with and hire a good DUI attorney as your are facing very serious consequences.

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