W. Wayne Punshon’s Answers

W. Wayne Punshon

Media Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I am on probation for a misdemeanor and got a dui. If I move 5 states away will they look for me and will Ga police detain me

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Andrea E. Mertz
    3. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. W. Wayne Punshon
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    Here's how it goes in interstate matters involving a warrant. When the warrant is issued, it will be put in the NCIC computers. If you are stopped for rolling through a stop sign the police will instantly learn of the warrant. You will be charged as a fugitive and be required to post bail whenever the police get you to a magistrate. (Usually no rush.) Bail will be set high because you are a fugitive. If you post it and don't come back to PA and a governor's warrant is issued, the...

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  2. Which would be more effective, a court appointed attorney or private counsel?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lidia L. Alperovich
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. James Donald Garrett
    5. Kevin Mark Wray
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    Research the issue by seeking an initial conference with several attorneys and the public defender that may be preassigned to your case. This is assuming that you -- based on your assets alone -- qualify.

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  3. My nephew is awaiting trial for homicide. He is a veteran with a history of PTSD. The public defender is not doing anything

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Jason Kutulakis
    3. Thomas Kenny
    4. W. Wayne Punshon
    5. Drew Norman Early
    5 lawyer answers

    Your nephew's case is certainly one with a lot of sympathetic, mitigating factors relevant in negotiating or presenting at sentencing. How do you the PD isn't doing his job?

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  4. Guilty or not guilty ? Unsure how to plead for my 13 yr old son.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Kotik
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Amato T. Sanita
    5. Kevin Mark Wray
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    There seem to be a lot of questions have to be asked and answered by a competent attorney. How far from the building was the target? Was there a backstop? Was the "airsoft" BB or pellet gun caliber? How many shots were fired? For hHow long were shots fired? How many shots of the building, if you can tell? Was anyone around outside? Can you take pictures without interfering with anyone? The John's almost certainly will not be given back to you until the case is over. Would you be satisfied...

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  5. What is the maximum fine for disorderly conduct (summary) offense in PA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Theodor Kaplun
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Kevin Mark Wray
    5. W. Wayne Punshon
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    $300 and/or 90 days plus about $140 or so in costs. . It is a conviction tho and would be on your record, but that would be hard to find if your prints weren't taken. Get a lawyer. How do the facts support a D/C?? Summary trial or withdrawal of charges. Call me.

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  6. Can a drug case when a ci makes a controlled buy without any officers to wittiness the buy hold up in court without the ci

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Douglas Lee Dolfman
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. W. Wayne Punshon
    4. Lidia L. Alperovich
    5. William Ray Pelger
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    Is it enough Yes. But, it's a pretty weak case. Need more facts. Anybody at all nearby? In a house? Car? What is your version??? Don't reply here???

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  7. If my fingerprints are already on record from a previous arrest, can I successfully give a fake name when arrested again?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrea E. Mertz
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. John Paul Thygerson
    4. W. Wayne Punshon
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    You're asking for an attorney to give an ok to commit "unsworn Falsification to Authorities?" Click

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  8. How can I see about getting a detainer dropped ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrea E. Mertz
    2. Michael Kotik
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. William A. Jones Jr.
    5. Kevin Mark Wray
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    All states have enacted the "Interstate Agreement on Detainers." Best see a lawyer to see if it applies.

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  9. My boyfriend is locked up after turning himself in on a bench warrant... How long can he be held?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. W. Wayne Punshon
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. Steven Carl Townsend
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    It seems that none of these publicly paid employees/agencies have picked up on your boyfriend's plight. If what you say is accurate, there appears to be no reason why he should still be behind bars. In the meantime he is costing the tax payer roughly $100 per day. Hire a private attorney.

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  10. Why hasnt my lawyer seen the surviellence tape

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Thomas J. Wagner
    2. Lidia L. Alperovich
    3. W. Wayne Punshon
    4. Steven M. Pacillio
    5. Malosack Berjis
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    You have the hearing unless the prosecution has a lot to offer that persuades you to waive. The hearing is to determine whether the DA has a case. It's also to let you have an idea of what you will be facing if you have a trial. You know, most ADAs don't appreciate the benefit to them of having a hearing. For the most part, they want to dispose of a case with a quick guilty plea to the most serious offenses. If they've got the evidence it may be the best argument for a guilty plea...

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