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  • What does the letters OTN & the letters LOTN stand for on a criminal summary?

    I am looking at a criminal court summary and it has a field for an OTN which was left blank and a field for an LOTN which is also blank. I need to know what the letters stand for and when are they used in court?

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    OTN stands for offense tracking number. Every criminal case is PA is given a specific and unique OTN.

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  • I am unsatisfied with my attorneys performance...since I already paid him...can I get someone else midstream

    I had minor misdemeanor charges that he said would be dimissed at Initial hearing....they werent...I basically gave him a 2 thousand dollar check and saw him 2 months later at a local district court...he never called me once....I called 3 times bu...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    You are not stuck with a lawyer you don't want to represent you. I would suggest trying to get some of the money returned to you using one of the methods described by Ms. Chase. In the meantime, hire a new lawyer.

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  • How do I drop domestic violence charges

    Me and my boyfriend got into a fight and I called the police. I only wanted a restraining order and was unaware that he would be arrested and charged as a result of me giving a police report.

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    I agree with Norma Chase. Go to the first hearing and speak to the DA. They should take your position into account.

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  • I was charged with criminal mischief misdemeanor..but found out that my attorney is basically a d.u.I attorney. ..I let him repr

    Represent me...but I don't think he did a good job..he didn't go over anything with me....showed up the day of and didn't even have basic correct facts of the case...I said I wanted to go up on stand and he actually got verbally abusive and told ...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    What is your question? If you are unhappy with your attorney's work, then you could file a petition for ineffective assistance of counsel.

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  • I'm getting a citation for driving with a suspended license and I've gotten that a few times will I go to jail for this

    I've been suspended a lot for not paying a fine on time and I have a current suspension for no insurance on my vehicle

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    Yes. The Judge could sentence you to some jail time because you are a repeat offender. I would hire a lawyer and hope he can save you from jail.

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  • I have a retail theft and conspiracy charge , so I have 2 charges for retail theft..Am I likely to face jail time ?

    I missed court and now have a bench warrant for my arrest . please help me with your answers

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    It is hard to give you a concrete answer without more information. Jail is certainly a possibility and you aren't helping yourself being on bench warrant status. Hire a lawyer to help in trying to get probation.

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  • Who's the best attorney for Harassment Charges?

    I have been charged with Harassment (x3) for leaving allegedly leaving a voicemail or two on a former co-worker's voicemail. In one of the harassment charges it is a level 3 misdomeanor ( PA Statute 18 & 2709 && A4 (Lead) - Comm. Lewd, Threateni...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    You should search for a lawyer that handles cases in Montgomery County. Many lawyers, including myself, offer a free initial consultation so you can explain the facts and get to know each other. In order for the attorney-client relationship to be successful, both sides should be comfortable with each other. Also, I would suggest that you stop posting information about the case in this forum as it is able to be viewed by anyone.

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  • I am on state parole in PA and got an open container in NYC (summary). Will this show up in PA and what will happen if it does?

    Have been on parole almost 5 months.. no violations no dirty urines.. have attained work and am doing everything I need to do except for this recent mistake.. am on good terms with PO but do not want to bring this up and end up shooting myself in ...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    Remove this post immediately. This is a public website and your PO can easily read it. You might have an issue with leaving the state as I am sure you are prohibited from doing. Just lay low and hopefully he will not know about it.

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  • If defendants are joined in a criminal case do both prosecutors stay on the case?

    Criminal cases joined how many prosecutors

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    If the case is in Montgomery County, then it is likely to be handled by one ADA.

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  • Is It Illegal To....?

    Allow someone to beat you if they pay you for it? I mean in a short duration of time? I'm not talking about letting someone knock my teeth out and a beating so bad I go unconscious but giving a few bruises, making me feel winded a few ti...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    This is a ridiculous question. Please stop wasting our time.

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