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Geoffrey David Hood

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  • Will a class c misdemeanor charge hurt my records If pleaded guilty

    Hi I'm a truck driver and been accused for hit and run and speeding from Pennsylvania state but there's no evidence all they known is the trucking company but have no proof of the action so should i just plead guilty or get me a lawyer?

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    You should get a lawyer right away. You have a lot to lose. Let a lawyer explain your options to you.

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  • If you violate probation after a few years and are resentenced in PA,will you get back your appeal rights from the original case

    That you lost because of the statue of limitations?

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    No. You can't try to appeal the case now that you violated the sentence. The appeal period is long expired.

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  • Can my lawyer get my husband out of jail before his Gagnon 2 hearing?

    My husband has a Gagnon 2 hearing May 28th. But I wanted to know if there is a chance that a lawyer could get my husband out until then or would he have to wait? It's for a probation violation but if he got in contact with his probation officer is...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    No. He will be in jail until the hearing.

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  • How long can you be held in jail before you get a trial?

    My husband was arrested on February 2nd, had a preliminary hearing on February 12th, and formal arraignment on February 26th. As of today, April 28th, he has received no court date (or any communication) despite a request for a speedy trial. I w...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    You are incorrect. Mr. Hyde has provided the correct rule of criminal procedure for this issue. He must be tried within 365 days of the incident. Further, he can only be held in jail for 180 days. So by the dates you provided, he would be eligible for release in August.

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  • I was charged 2 weeks ago, I have been assigned no arraignment date. The docket sheet status is "Inactive." Whats going on?

    Felony offensive.

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    The inactive designation on the UJS Portal typically means that there is an outstanding warrant out for you. You should hire a lawyer right away and have him coordinate turning yourself in.

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  • Do charges show up on my record even though i've been sentenced to probation without verdiict (section17 probation)?

    trying to find a job but not sure if these charges will show up on my record

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    It depends on what stage of the proceedings you are at. If you have already completed the probation, then you are entitled to expungement and the charges would not appear. On the other hand, if you are still serving the probation then the arrest record would appear on a background check.

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  • How can I make transferring my probation to a new state as easy as possible?

    I am trying to transfer my probation to TN from PA. I am trying to get my life back on track and there is nothing for me in this state. I am trying to move and get married and get everything going. I just want to make sure everything is going t...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    You need to speak with your PO to begin the process. He will have you sign papers to request that the county in TN take the supervision. It can take some time so get started right away.

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  • I am on probation in Delaware county for 3 years, which is complete in July, 2015, however my court costs are not paid in full

    yet. In July will I be required to still check in with my probation officer once a month or can I continue to pay monthly via online until paid in full, which should be by the end of this year.

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Myshin. You should discuss the issue with your probation officer. Technically speaking, you have not successfully completed the probation until all terms and conditions, including payment of financial obligations, have been satisfied.

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  • FREE PUBLIC Defender needed by April 21, Tuesday . Is that possible.

    FREE Public Defender Needed for my brother, John Succi, who is incarcerated at Graterford Prison. He is appealing his case at the Bucks County Courthouse on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, room 410, with Judge Diane Gibbons. His Lawyer that defended hi...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    He is entitled to the services of a public defender free of charge when appealing his conviction.

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  • Can I sue my cheerleading organization because the coach having sex with my daughter?

    My daughter was 18, but still his student, at the time of the sexual relationship. He was her coach for five years, and we believe that he was "priming" her, or that he had been waiting for her to turn 18 to have sex with her. The organization w...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    You have no basis for any case. She is an adult in the eyes of the law.

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