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Robert C. Keller

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  • I had a retail theft charge when i was 18 i'm now 28 how long will it be before it doesn't show up on my background check

    and is it possible can i become a real estate agent?

    Robert’s Answer

    If the retail theft was a summary offense, you are eligible to have it expunged from your record. This is not automatic so it is suggested you retain a criminal defense attorney who has the experience in this area who can carry out this court procedure.

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  • Detainer for FTA in Montgomery County

    My brother was arrested last week because he had a warrant in Philadelphia for FTA; we are paying the bail tomorrow for this issue and he will be, as the office states, 'done in Philadelphia' (he has a date for a new trail). Now, he has has a warr...

    Robert’s Answer

    The best way to help your brother is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. They will be able to answer all your questions and provide the best defense for your brother. Many AVVO firms like ours offer free consults.

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  • I got pulled over for driving under dui suspension 1543b1. The fine amount was not filled in. What do i do?

    I was given a traffic citation with out a fine amout or total amount. What should i do?

    Robert’s Answer

    A conviction on this charge ( driving on a suspended license DUI related) calls for a mandatory jail sentence of 60 days in jail and a fine of $500. It is therefore imperative that you retain a criminal defense attorney to represent you. There are many qualified AVVO lawyers who are qualified. Good luck.

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  • Is it possible to get my DUI case dismissed or thrown out with a BAC level of exactly .08?

    I am being charged with a DUI after being arrested and breathalyzed at exactly .08. I remember the events of the night in vivid detail and dont feel i was incapable of driving. I was pulled over a half mile away from home for not staying entirely ...

    Robert’s Answer

    It is crucial that you retain a criminal defense attorney with experience with DUI cases. There are many defenses and options. Most firms like ours offer free consults and payment plans. Good luck.

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  • What kind of lawyers do you provide?

    Looking for a lawyer to help me get my son out of jail. Or find me answers about his case.

    Robert’s Answer

    Look for a local expirienced criminal defense attorney. I'm a former prosecutor which may be a factor to consider. There are many qualified AVVO lawyers. Good luck.

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  • For a summary offense of retail theft (first offense) in Philadelphia should I be expecting jail time?

    I was charged with retail theft and giving a summary offense with an upcoming court date in a couple weeks. Is there jail time involved? I was told that I would have to pay a fine but I am still worried. I'm on my way to obtaining my Bachelors Deg...

    Robert’s Answer

    You are making a wise decision in retaining an attorney. Make sure the attorney is experienced in criminal law and knows the Philadelphia court system. It is important to avoid a conviction so the attorney will attempt to navigate your case in a way that it will ultimately be expunged from your record. Good luck.

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  • My husband got arrest after bein in the run for 10 yr

    my husband has been running with a warrant for more then 10 yrs but recently got arrested for it he has not been in trouble ever since what is next right now his in jail with no bail

    Robert’s Answer

    The best way to assist your Husband is to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. The attorney will review all the facts and circumstances and take all steps necessary to protect your Husband's rights and secure his release as soon as possible. Good luck.

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  • Received a civil demand letter for $400 for a sandwich I took during my shift at a grocery store

    currently on probation on unrelated charges but am afraid of jail time since I feel I'll be admitting guilt by paying, but I did sign a statement already since they had video

    Robert’s Answer

    You need an experienced local criminal defense attorney to represent you. If you plead guilty, this is a violation of your original case. Do not take any action prior to speaking to an attorney.

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  • Do I need a lawyer

    First offense harassment charger

    Robert’s Answer

    Harassment is a crime punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $300 fine. It is suggested that you retain a local criminal defense attorney to represent you in court in an attempt to avoid a conviction. At a minimum you should at least consult with a lawyer. Most offer free consults.

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  • How long does a Disorderly Conduct conviction remain on my record in PA?

    In 2011, I received a Disorderly Conduct conviction as part of a plea. This summary offense just bit me in the ass on a background check for a job that I was sure I had. What's my recourse as far as expungements go? A simple written request? O...

    Robert’s Answer

    The case can be expunged 5 years from the date of the conviction. It is suggested that you retain a criminal defense attorney who will fine a petition in court seeking the expungement. Once the order is granted, it will be sent to all the applicable agencies, including the state police and FBI who will expunge the record.

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