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Zachary Cooper

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  • If you go to court for your 2nd DUI and get sentenced will they take you to jail that day? immediately?

    my son is in court in PA right now - I am waiting to hear from him. It is his 2nd DUI offense. They said he would need to take whatever the plea bargain is. If he got sentenced to jail time would they take him right away or would he surrender a...

    Zachary’s Answer

    It really all depends on what court, Judge and DA that you have for your case. If something is worked out prior to sentencing it can be done. I would contact your attorney and discuss with them so you know what your walking into.

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  • Im in need of a lawyer to get ARD & it's my first offense want opinions

    my first offense and I was charged with possession of marijuana and I got two offenses for switching seats with my boyfriend after we got pulled over for my tinted windows. We were never read our rights and nerve got told why we were being stopped...

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would reach out and hire local counsel who will be able to go over all your options with you including possibility of ARD.

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  • What are some ways to have my case continued for dui 90 - 180 days?

    under the notion I'm living in a recovery house and would appreciate the opportunity to complete the program?

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would suggest hiring counsel that handles DUI cases in the County where this occurred. Every County handles things differently and an attorney may be able to work with you on what your ultimate goal is. Please note that as a general rule most district attorney's offices and Judges for that matter do not like to continue cases for very long because there are time periods that a case has to be completed in. Again these are all things that you should sit down and talk to your attorney about ASAP.

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  • I am already on probation but go offered ARD

    in court today I got offered ARD, I have a past criminal record and I am currently on probation.. is it possible to get accepted into the ARD program while on probation..

    Zachary’s Answer

    You should talk with an attorney immediately about this. ARD is generally a first time offender program so most people cannot be on the program more the one time. Everyone has a different situation so again I would make sure to talk with an attorney about this immediately.

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  • What is the average fee charged by a lawyer to represent a client in a speeding citation.

    I received a speeding citation in PA for 24 mph over the limit. (49 in a 25.) Within a few days I'm inundated solicitations from local lawyers. My driving record has been clean for over 10 years and there are no other violations during this inci...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Every attorney has different fees. Your best bet would be to reach out and talk to different attorneys to see what they say about the case as well as what their fees are.

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  • How can I keep my husband that I am seperated from to not drink and drive while he has our children?

    My husband has always been an alcoholic. Two DUI's, PFA'S, public drunkeness, drives now with no license. He says he doesn't drink much but kids tell me that they go away and he drinks, almost getting into an arguement at a Turkey Hill, almost hit...

    Zachary’s Answer

    You may want to talk with a family law attorney for this issue.

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  • Do you have to go to a Pre-trial conference if you have been conditionally approved for A.R.D?

    I am scheduled for a Pre-trial conference on December 10th for a D.U.I, however today I finally recieved a letter from the DA's office saying that I have been approved for A.R.D conditionally and I have a court date Febuary 24th. Does this mean I ...

    Zachary’s Answer

    If you received a notice to appear for a court hearing then you should appear. Failure to appear may result in a bench warrant being issued by the Judge. If you have an attorney they may be able contact the DA's office as well as the Judge and see if your hearing can be continued now that you have been accepted into ARD. First, I would make sure to contact your attorney and go over all of this with them.

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  • I have a question regarding losing my license for a year, its a first time dui offense and i find it ridiculous

    Prior backround is simple assault possession of a deadly weapon and now dui and simple possession all misdemeanors

    Zachary’s Answer

    You should talk with an attorney who handles DUI cases where this occurred. Unfortunately if you have a prior criminal record you will not be eligiable for the ARD first time offender program. An attorney will be able to go over your case with you including any possible defenses. You may also be eligiable for an OLL or Occupational Limited License. These are all things that a qualified DUI attorney will go over with you.

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  • My DUI case is closed, probation is served, record is expunged! Can I travel out of country and return back?

    I was convicted with DUI in Nov 2013 in Pennsylvania, served my 6 month probation as part of ARD and completed all requirements successfully in October 2014 and got my charges expunged off the record. I am planning to visit my home country soon, W...

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would contact your attorney that represented you to make sure that everything was done properly and everything is in order. There are some countries such as Canada which is very tough on DUI's. If you received ARD you also want to make sure that everything has been expunged from your record.

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  • How do I get a work license?

    I live in Pittsburgh, but I got an underage drinking charge in Slippery Rock, PA. I naievly pled guilty and mailed in my fine thinking that's all it would be, then i got a letter saying my license was being suspended for 90 days. Instead of figh...

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would first talk with an attorney that deals with this type of law. PENNDOT does offer an occupational limited license for underage drinking but only if it is a first offense. You must make application through PENNDOT so again I would talk with an attorney first before doing anything.

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