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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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
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...
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.
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...