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Zachary Cooper

Zachary Cooper’s Answers

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  • Is it possible to get a Tier III DUI (.14 + marijuana) knocked down to a Tier I?

    2nd offense, but over 10 years old. DUI checkpoint. No accident.

    Zachary’s Answer

    Contact an attorney ASAP so they can review your case and see what options are available including any possible defenses.

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  • If arrested for a DUI in Montgomery County, PA, is it important to get a local lawyer over a Philadelphia lawyer?

    Tier III DUI; .14, marijuana, no accident, DUI checkpoint.

    Zachary’s Answer

    The most important thing to do now is to hire an experienced DUI attorney who is familiar with the rules in Montgomery County because each County handles DUI's differently. Most attorneys in Montgomery County will give you a free
    consultation.

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  • Suspicion of DUI? what happens next??

    my husband was arrested for 'suspicion of DUI' in PA one week ago. he passed the field test, took a breathalyzer but not given any results, then, was taken to the station for a blood test where the result was .09 BAC. They towed our car and lat...

    Zachary’s Answer

    First, I would make sure to immediately retain a DUI attorney in the area where your husband was arrested and not just wait for the paperwork. He will be charged in PA not in NY because this is where it occurred but there MAY be implications in NY as well depending on what takes place on PA.

    ARD which stands for Accelerated Rehabilitated Disposition is a first time offenders program. If and when your husband successfully completes this program he will (1) earn a dismissal of the charges (2) avoid a criminal record (3) avoid jailtime and (4) recieve a 1-2 month PA suspension rather than 1 year. Each County runs its own ARD program so you want to make sure to talk with an experienced DUI attorney who understands the rules in the County where you were he arrested.

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  • Can I receive house arrest for my 3rd DUI. I have 2 jobs and can't lose them? I live in Erie pa this happened in elk county 130

    I received my 3rd DUI .2 bac. I cooperated and the police said they would talk to da state I was respectful and very cooperative

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would make sure to talk with an attorney in the county where this occurred ASAP!! Every county handles house arrest differently, in fact some don't even offer it. Others do an IPP type sentence where part of the sentence would be in jail and part would be on House Arrest. An experienced attorney in the county where the arrest occurred will go over all of this with you as well as discuss any possible defenses in your case.

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  • A friend just got charged with 1. DUI Gen/Inc of driving safely 4th off & Sub.off . 2. DUI highest Rte of alc bac .16+ 3rd off

    3. Driving w/ no insp. It says a min of 1 year imprisonment for 1st charge Can he get house arrest? and what amount of jail time would he have to do before hopefully getting house arrest

    Zachary’s Answer

    Your friend should immediately retain local counsel who deals with DUI cases. Every county does things differently when it comes to sentencing and the different options that not or may no be available. A qualified DUI attorney will look at your friends case and go over any defenses as well as go over all the options he/she will have.

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  • My son missed his preliminary hearing in Pa for dui. First offense, no priors. Just thought it was tomorrow. What do we do?

    first offense no priors 25 years old

    Zachary’s Answer

    Contact an attorney ASAP who handles DUI in the County where this occurred so this can be taken care of and if a bench warrant was issued it can be lifted immediately.

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  • I was issued 2 tickets while my car was parked in a shopping center for an expired inspection sticker, is this legal?

    The description on the ticket states that the officer saw me pulling into the shopping plaza. Instead of pulling me over when she saw me, she waited for me to park my car & circled the lot before she issued the ticket. No ticket was left on my car...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Hire an attorney that handles traffic matters in the area where this occurred. Many times an attorney can talk with the officer at court and work something out.

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  • What should we do about his license?

    My boyfriend got his 3rd dui in 2008. His case is adjudicated and he is still awaiting sentencing. Nothing have been said about the case since November 2008. He wants to get his license and Harrisburg said he can but he doesn't know what to do abo...

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would have him talk with his attorney who is representing him in the case in which he is awaiting sentencing.

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  • I refused a Chemical Test how am I getting charged with charges below

    Grade Description M DUI: Gen Imp/Inc of Driving Safely - 1st Off M2 Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce S Acci Dam To Unattended Veh Or Propert S Careless Driving M DUI: Controlled Substance or Metabolite 1st Offense

    Zachary’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues and you should hire an experienced DUI Attorney who practices in the county where this occurred. There is a lot more information that is needed and an attorney will go through with you all possible options as well as defenses.

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  • ARD a 2nd time

    Had a DUI about 12 years ago and was in the ARD program. I just got arrested this past weekend for DUI in Bucks county. Is there any chance of getting ARD again since it's been more than 10 years? If they don't file in the 5 days does that mean ...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Hire an experienced DUI attorney in Bucks County should be your first step. The DA's office will consider ARD but its on a case by case basis and is certainly not a guarantee. As my colleague Mr. Hood stated, they will not just dismiss your case if not filed within 10 days. Again, hire a good DUI attorney who will go over all your options and possible defenses.

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