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Zachary Cooper

Zachary Cooper’s Answers

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  • Penn State Underage Drinking Citation, should I plead guilty or not?

    I just received a citation for underage drinking, the police asked me a couple of questions and then I was sent to the hospital where I had blood tests done. I do not care much about the fine and can hire a lawyer, but I cannot have a record ...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Enter a plea of not guilty and hire an attorney.

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  • Should I file for an OLL before my refusal appeal date with PennDot ?

    My appeal date with PennDot for refusing to take a blood test (complied with breath test but was never told what they wanted me to sign which was the blood work form) is in about two weeks and I was wondering if I should file a petition for an OLL...

    Zachary’s Answer

    You are not eligiable for an OLL through PENNDOT for a refusal. I would contact a qualified attorney to go over your options.

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  • Dui Upper levels

    After a DUI and possible incarcenation, are there programs out there to help people get back on there feet again? Not having the ability to drive?

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would talk with your attorney who should be able to give some direction to you. Every case is different but depending on your circumstances you MAY be eligibale for an occupational limited license with PENNDOT.

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  • I got a citation for underage drinking & the cops didn't see me with any alcohol or conduct a field sobriety test. Am I guilty?

    I was walking home from a friends party and was about 10 feet away from my apartment when some cops called me over to their car. They asked me if I had anything to drink to which I said I had a beer about 5 hours ago. They then wrote me a citation...

    Zachary’s Answer

    First thing you should do is enter a plea of not guilty and request a hearing. Next make sure to hire an attorney who handles underage drinking cases so they can go over all of your options including possible defenses.

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  • Filed a PennDot appeal with the Prothonotary Office myself for refusal in DUI case. Do I qualify for an OLL or PL ?

    Officer gave me breath test but never explained what they wanted me to sign or why (turned out to be blood test request). PennDot wants to suspend my license for one year and I currently go to school full time and work full time with commuting 45m...

    Zachary’s Answer

    If you are charged with a refusal and PENNDOT suspends your license for 1 year unfortunately you are not eligible for an OLL. Likewise, if your license is suspended 1-2 months while on ARD you would not qualify for an OLL. I would suggest talking with an attorney in the area where this occurred so you know what your options are.

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  • How can I tell if I was put into an ARD program when I was in college ?

    Currently facing a first time DUI charge and officer agreed to accept an ARD but was not sure if an underage in college was simply downgraded or if I was put into the program. (Roughly 8 years ago)

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would contact am attorney where this occurred and they should be able to find this information out for you. Every County handles ARD differently so you will want to make sure you speak with an attorney who understands practices in the area.

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  • No custody agreement and shared visitation for 5 years. Received 2nd DUI and on house arrest. Mother filed for custody.

    I received a 2nd DUI in July and just went through sentencing in February. I have been on house arrest for two months with a month to go. Child's mother found out last week and stopped visitation during week but gave her to me Friday night for ...

    Zachary’s Answer

    I suggest contacting an attorney who deals specifically with Custody.

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  • The dui stop was unfounded, but they are insistent on ignoring that, and prosecuting me.

    I did not know my friend's car had an expired registration. My driving was fine, but the cop pulled us over anyway, stating that he ran the tag and it came back expired. The dispatch records, though, show that I was pulled over a good minute bef...

    Zachary’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Jones. You should hire counsel immediately and talk with them about your case and possible defenses.

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  • How can I find out if dui blood test is complete. was arrested Feb. 2 2014 court date was 03/06 2014.

    dui feb 2 2014 had a hearing 03 6 2014 was not taken to court. judge reviewed and continued. Another court date April 4 2014 . Want to know if test is back. is there any way to find out if test is complete.

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would contact your attorney. Many times I am able to get the blood results FAXED to me or given verbally prior to the preliminary hearing.

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  • What to do

    Dui in remote county. ARD application filed. Waiver of Arraignment signed.What types of hearings take place from this point? Is it a benefit to plead guilty if I may not be able to afford ard? Not satisfied with my lawyer but it may be too far in...

    Zachary’s Answer

    First off if your not happy with your attorney you always have the right to retain other counsel. The filing of the ARD application does not mean that you have been accepted. Furthermore, even if you are accepted you don't have to take ARD. You can still fight your case and go to trial if that is the avenue you want to do. Before you decide on this I would make sure that you sit down and talk to either your attorney or have a consultation with another attorney to make sure you are making the correct decision.

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