Patrick Francis Lomax’s Answers

Patrick Francis Lomax

Media Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If i am being called in to testify for the commowealth of PA against family do I have to testify? what if we are not related?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Francis Lomax
    2. Eric D. Strand
    3. Charles Laputka
    4. Charles Thomas Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. Failure to appear and testify when you have received a subpoena can result in a contempt charge and a warrant. There is no family immunity in Pennsylvania, only spousal immunity under certain circumstances. A subpoena is a court order to appear and testify.

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  2. How to prevent my daughters father driving my daughter around unlicensed?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Francis Lomax
    2. Adam D. Zucker
    3. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3 lawyer answers

    Your options are to contact the police to report him, or to consult your custody lawyer to pursue options in family court. It is a safeyt issue to have the child in a car driven by an unlicensed driver.

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  3. Underage citation at Phillies game.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Mark Copoulos
    2. Patrick Francis Lomax
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. Michael Curtis Greenberg
    5. James C Forslund
    5 lawyer answers

    You should have an attorney. Underage drinking, while only a summary citation, will appear on your record during a background check. Also, you will have your drivers license suspended if you are convicted. An attorney experienced in underage drinking cases will know that there are several defenses that apply in underage drinking cases and will be able to properly evaluate your case. It is imperative that you do not plead guilty to this offense until you consult with an attorney as this will...

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  4. ARD program & Civil Lawsuit

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Evan T. L. Hughes
    2. Patrick Francis Lomax
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    The ARD does not stop the complaint from suing you in civil court. Civil and criminal court are two different things. You need a civil attorney to review your case and possible defenses.

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  5. Will bank jobs see expunged records?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick Francis Lomax
    2. Charles Anthony Rick
    3. Michael Kotik
    3 lawyer answers

    In most counties merely completing the ARD program does not automatically expunge your record. An attorney must file a petition under the rules of criminal proceedure to have the charges dismissed and the record expunged. As to whether or not a prospective employer will find the expunged case, it depend on how they do their background check. If the check is through the state police, it will come back clean. Private background check companies are not required to update their records to reflect...

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  6. Do I need an attorney for a Public Drunkenness hearing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Patrick Francis Lomax
    3. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Whenever you are charged with an offense it is always a good idea to consult with an attorney. Having an experienced attorney represent you will preserve your rights.

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  7. Arrest warrant for a 5 year old payday loan - they are calling from FL - I live in PA. Very very threatening....

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Patrick Francis Lomax
    2. Allan Julius Ray
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Kris K. Skaar
    4 lawyer answers

    This is an abusive debt collector. There is no debtors prison. You cannot be locked up for defaulting on a loan. Only a court can issue a warrant. You need to speak to an attorney who represents debtors against collection companies.

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  8. Son had drug paraphelia and small amount of marjuiana. The officer did not give a written citation is this correct?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Patrick Francis Lomax
    2 lawyer answers

    For nonviolent misdemeanors, police in PA, with the exception of Philadelphia, often release the person and a summons to court will be sent out certified mail. The summons and criminal complaint are the written citation.

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  9. Sex offender or no?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Patrick Francis Lomax
    3. Michael Kotik
    3 lawyer answers

    In order to answer your question, you need to say what the end result of the case was, and if it was in juvenile or adult court.

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  10. Can a parole board give back time to offender if in court their is summary the person is on state parole with. 14 months left

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brian M. Fishman
    2. Patrick Francis Lomax
    3. Charles Anthony Rick
    3 lawyer answers

    Just being charged is a technical violation. If the person is convicted, that can also be a violation. The parole board has broad authority when it comes to sanctions for violations. Always have an attorney represent you at a violation hearing.

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