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Geoffrey David Hood

Horsham DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Probation in 2 separate counties

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey David Hood
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. Lidia L. Alperovich
    5. David Craig McKenzie III
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    6 lawyer answers

    You will receive separate sentences from each county. With regards to probation supervision, you will likely be transferred to have all probation/parole supervised in the county where you reside. That way you will only have 1 probation officer to see. I would suggest that you retain an attorney to make sure both cases are handled correctly and that your logistical situation is handled correctly.

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  2. I took a plea a number of years ago for 4 cts possession of child pornography, not proud! the plea was 5 years probation .

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    2. Geoffrey David Hood
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. Marcia J Silvers
    5. Todd Michael Mosser
    5 lawyer answers

    There are currently challenges in the Pennsylvania appellate courts regarding this very issue. The argument is that someone pled guilty with a certain registration requirement, and now is subject to a far greater one. You should consult with an attorney and closely monitor the outcome of these challenges.

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  3. How can i get a drug charge expunged in the state of Pennsylvania?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey David Hood
    2. Andrea E. Mertz
    3. James Daniel Doyle
    4. William Ray Pelger
    4 lawyer answers

    You should certainly consult with an experienced attorney. If you were convicted or pled guilty to the charge, then you are not eligible for expungement in Pennsylvania. Only an experienced attorney can review the case and give you a firm opinion on whether you are even eligible.

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  4. How long after a search warrant can police retain items, if no charges have ever been filed? How do I request return?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey David Hood
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Douglas Lee Dolfman
    4. Mark Copoulos
    5. Ryan G. Blanch
    5 lawyer answers

    A motion for return of property needs to be filed in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. This action will force the police to return the items if the Judge signs a court order. Unless this is done, they will continue to give you the run around.

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  5. Can you get a lawyer after you go to district court and received your sentence for pot possession?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey David Hood
    2. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    Depending on when the conviction occurred, your son may be able to file an appeal on the case. He can consult with an attorney who handles cases in New Jersey to see whether he has any valid grounds for appeal.

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  6. What does it mean when the case status is "adjudicated"?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey David Hood
    2. Thomas J. Wagner
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. John P Rutkowski
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    The status of "adjudicated" means that he has been found guilty (either by guilty plea or at at trial) and is awaiting sentencing.

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  7. My attorney seems to have waived my preliminary hearing without my knowledge.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey David Hood
    2. Andrea E. Mertz
    3. Lidia L. Alperovich
    4. J. Denise Carter
    5. James W. Zerillo
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    8 lawyer answers

    You should call the court right away. The defendant must be present to waive his preliminary hearing. If your attorney is sick, then the court should have continued the case.

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

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Daniel M. Myshin
    2. Matthew Jared Rapa
    3. Aman M. Barber III
    4. Zachary Cooper
    5. Geoffrey David Hood
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    Your first DUI may have resulted in ARD and therefore it would not be on your criminal record. It will appear on your driving history and the DA's office will be aware of it. The law in PA has a 10 year look back period so you will be treated as a 2nd time offender. You should hire an attorney immediately because the penalties are significant.

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  9. I have summary offense that been on my recorded for a year now I want to join the service can I get it removed?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey David Hood
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Lidia L. Alperovich
    4. Jeffrey J. Goldin
    4 lawyer answers

    In Pennsylvania, a summary conviction can be expunged from your criminal record after you have been crime free for a period of 5 years. So based upon your question, you have 4 more years to go until you are eligible for expungement.

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  10. I have ARD already and I just got a charge for retail theft . What will happen? Will I got to jail? And I never got retail theft

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    2. Geoffrey David Hood
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. William Ray Pelger
    4 lawyer answers

    You should hire an attorney right away because you don't want to get kicked out of ARD. If you can avoid a conviction on the new case, then you might be able to remain in the program.

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