Michael Andrew Burns’s Answers

Michael Andrew Burns

Media Business Attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. What type of sentence will i receive for an attempt to sell charge?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Andrew Burns
    2. Christopher G. Bokas
    3. John M. Walsh
    3 lawyer answers

    If the pwid charge is in philadelphia he has a better chance at a favorable sentence then in Delaware county. You mentioned he has a bench warrant so this cannot be the first time he is in trouble with the law, even if the warrant is for an outstanding traffic citation, which is doubtful bc he has been on the run as you stated. ARD is very unlikely. What is the detainer for and was the pwid in Philadelphia? More information would be helpful.

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  2. How much is a kidnapping fee

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Andrew Burns
    2. Jason T Brown
    3. Mark M Cheser
    4. Dennis James Dressler
    4 lawyer answers

    Are you asking how much is the fine? What is the degree of the alleged offense? You need to provide additional information for a more accurate answer.

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  3. What should i plead in court if i got a disorderly conduct and an underage, but did not get breathalyzed?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Andrew Burns
    2. Leo Michael Mulvihill Jr.
    3. Richard Timothy Jones
    3 lawyer answers

    You should use an attorney for this case. If you qualify for a public defender the city of Philadelphia has execellent PD's that can assist you in this case. If you would rather hire private counsel, you have that option available as well. It would depend on your financial situation. You should not plead guilty to any charges until you discuss your charges and case with your attorney.

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  4. I got a parking ticket for meter parking more than the allowed time, but I wasn't wrong

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Thomas Carroll Blauvelt
    2. Mark M Cheser
    3. Michael Andrew Burns
    4. Edward P. Shamy Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    If what you are saying is true then it is a little unsettling. However, you have to weigh the $45 cost of the ticket versus the time it will take to dispute. Also, how much evidence do you have to support your case? Consider the pro's and con's moving forward as the option to fight is available, but the time, energy and costs may not be worth the effort.

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  5. I was found guilty on a m1 theft by unlawful taking and m1 receiving stolen property and how can I file for an appeal?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher G. Bokas
    2. Michael Andrew Burns
    3. David M. Axinn
    4. Adam D. Zucker
    4 lawyer answers

    If you had a trial you likely had a lawyer handling this case on your behalf. There are important post sentence rights counsel should have reviewed with you. Additionally, the judge ordering your sentence likely explained these as well. You have 10 days to file a petition and 30 days for an appeal from the date of sentencing. Contact your attorney to discuss your options.

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  6. I was charged with 1 count criminal attempt (f2), 1 count criminal mischief(m3), loitering prowling night(m3),

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Michael Andrew Burns
    2. Adam D. Zucker
    3. Dennis James Dressler
    3 lawyer answers

    First, due to the felony charge you cannot plea at the preliminary hearing. The only option that would allow a plea without going to county court would require the Commonwealth to withdrawal the criminal attempt and if your district court allows for M3 pleas, you could plea to the remaining charges. Second, and most importantly, I would absolutely recommend against handling this matter yourself. If your financial situation precludes a PD, contact the county bar association for a court...

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  7. How can someone get a misdemeanor expunged in PA? what are the steps to take? And what are the fees to do so?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Forest Dean Morgan
    2. Michael Andrew Burns
    2 lawyer answers

    In order to properly answer this I would need to know whether your neighbor was simply arrested and charged or actually convicted. Eligibility for expungement depends on this information. In Pennsylvania, persons convicted of a crime, or in your case a misdemeanor, may have records expunged in instances where: 1.) The individual reaches 70 years of age and has been free of arrest or prosecution for 10 years following final release from confinement or supervision; or 2.) The...

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  8. ACCEPTED INTO CHESTER COUNTY ARD PROGRAM..NOW WHAT?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Jacob Ryan Lauser
    2. Michael Andrew Burns
    3. Ellis B. Klein
    3 lawyer answers

    The ARD department in Chester County is sometimes difficult to deal with depending on who is handling your calls. There are excellent workers in that office and not so dedicated employees as well. Depending on who you are speaking with this could either drastically alter your time frame for an answer. In non-DUI situations in Chester County you are almost certain to face an alcohol and drug evaluation even if no alcohol or drugs were involved. This will be in addition to your other...

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  9. If both names are on the house and he left, do I have to keep his stuff here?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Michael Andrew Burns
    2 lawyer answers

    When you say "...both names are on the house..." do you mean both names are on the mortgage or both names are on the deed (or both)? There is a little more information necessary to give you proper advice.

  10. I wish to terminate my listing contract and am being told I can't.

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Nicholas Bernard Proy
    2. John Edwin Daniel Larkin
    3. Michael Andrew Burns
    3 lawyer answers

    The information you provided does not allow for a proper answer to your posed question. The suggested behavior of the agent is also counter to the purpose of the agreement. Additionally, there are several types of listing agreements and you have not specified which is in play here. Absent the necessary information, simply review the contract and determine what your agent's responsibilities are under the agreement. You should also find a sections titled "TERM" that outlines the time period...