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Zachary Cooper

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  • I got removed from ARD for a DUI what does this mean what will I have to do and what can they do to me

    I got an ARD extension to complete my CRN evaluation and finish my penalty community service hours I didn't do either of them I than missed a court date and got removed what will happen

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would contact an attorney immediately. Once you are removed from ARD your case now goes back into the criminal docket of the county where this occurred. You can either attempt to fight the case and go to trial and enter a guilty plea. Again, contact an experienced DUI attorney who ASAP.

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  • I was arrested for a DUI and I just remembered I took maybe 1.5 mg of Xanax 24-48 hours prior to my blood test.

    Do you think it showed up? Quakertown PA. I was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana

    Zachary’s Answer

    First thing is you should hire an attorney who handles DUI in this area. Secondly, I would not write anything about the facts of your case on a site such as this. An attorney will be able to answer all your questions, discuss your options as well as see what if any defenses you may have.

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  • What time do you need to report to jail to serve weekends for a DUI? Also, do you have to be in a cell the whole time?

    I received 15 weekends in jail in Philadelphia for my second DUI. I want to know what time to report on Fridays and what time I would get done on Sundays.

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would suggest contacting your Attorney if you had one for this case. Many times at the time of the sentencing you are informed by the Judge what time you need to report. In other words every case can be different. You can also try and get a copy of the sentencing sheet which may also have the information you are looking for.

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  • Can you get ard if you've been convicted of a felony 7yrs ago?

    1St offense DUI currently on parole has 18 month left of parole can i get ard? What happens to parole? can i get my charge changed to a summary offense???

    Zachary’s Answer

    ARD is a first time offenders program run by each individual DA's office. Typically a person who had a criminal record (misdemeanor or felony) would not be accepted into the program. I would strongly suggest talking to a qualified DUI attorney in the area who can go over your options as well as any possible defenses.

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  • Legal or Illegal Traffic Stop?

    I was pulled over for no reason other than the officer 'got a tip' that my license was suspended. No speeding, belt on, car legal. About a month prior I got a speeding ticket from the same dept., different officer, and I believe it was that office...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Best advise would be to hire an attorney and enter a plea of not guilty so you can have a hearing.

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  • Will I be charged as 1st offence again or 2nd offence when we go to court?

    I was arrested for my 2nd DUI and blew 2x the limit. I cooperated completely. My 1st DUI was 8-9 yrs. ago. While being detained she mentioned not finding it in the system and my summons today reads 1st Off. Will it come up?

    Zachary’s Answer

    From the information you provided it looks like this will be treated as a 2nd offense DUI within ten years. If you went thought the ARD for your first it would not come up when run by the police but the DA's office will consider a second. I would hire a qualified DUI attorney and go over your options and any possible defenses ASAP.

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  • Dui Case pending. Preliminary trial coming up. Looking for a lawyer. I was charged with dui highest BAC. Marijuana in system so

    I was also charged with dui controlled substance. The officer also charged with with dui combined alcohol/and drugs. I have no convictions on my record but due to some juvenile history I don't think ard will take me. what is the max penalty for al...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Hire a qualified DUI attorney immediately and DO NOT discuss the facts of your case on this site. An attorney will be able to sit down with you and go over all your options and possible defenses. Each County has its own rules for ARD so that is something else that an attorney will be able to go over with you.

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  • Will I go to jail for dui? since I haven't been convicted of the 1st yet will this count as a second dui/

    I have been recently pulled over for a dui. this would be my second dui. for my first dui I have only gone to the preliminary hearing and out on bail for it. I just got this second dui.my bac for the second say .10-.16. if I will go to jail how l...

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would make sure to contact a qualified attorney ASAP. Both of these cases should be considered two first offense DUI's from what you described. You certainly could be looking at jail time, a license suspension, as well as fines and possible community service. There are some programs depending on the County where you may be able to avoid jail time and this is something I would strongly recommend that you talk with an attorney about.

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  • Driver's License in Pennsylvania

    I was wondering if Pennsylvania allows nonresidents driver's licenses? A friend of mine would like to obtain DL after applying for a tax ID. Please let me know the law pertaining to DL in the state for nonresidents. We heard that some states allow...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Yes you must be able to prove residency in order to obtain a pa drivers licesne. See link below from PENNDOT.

    http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/pdotforms/fact_sheets/pub195us.pdf

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  • I am licensed in PA,received 2 DUI's in DE in 1997&2002. Recently received another one in PA in 2013. What am I in for?

    Need to know what I am looking at either time wise or suspension?

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would contact a qualified DUI attorney in the county where this occurred. Mr. Barber is correct in that a lot more information is needed to determine if this will be considered a 2nd or a 3rd offense for you. Also, every county handles DUI's differently so it is important to know that information as well to give you a complete answer to your question.

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