Michael Lawrence Doyle’s Answers

Michael Lawrence Doyle

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I was arrested for DWI after my car broke down and I tried to call a tow truck but a cop came first, my car was dead and I was

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Yolanda Navarrete
    3. John George Ducey
    4. John Thomas Doyle
    5. Mark M Cheser
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    You need to sit down with an attorney to discuss this case. There is nothing wrong with an officer stopping to see what is happening when a car is on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck. I would be curious what led him to decide to test you. I am assuming that he will say he smelled alcohol, saw your eyes were red, voice slurred etc. Regardless, this should be reviewed by an attorney. Hire one as soon as possible.

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  2. Vitctum

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. George C. Mangrum
    2. Andrew Michael Bonderud
    3. Joseph Julius Registrato
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. James Donald Garrett
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    You don't really "argue your point." The prosecutor will ask you what happened and you respond-explain what happened. You will be on the witness stand, as opposed to the defendant who will be with his attorney.

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  3. I got a Underage drinking citation, plead not guilty and got my hearing date. Is it possible/logical to change it.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Andrea E. Mertz
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Lidia L. Alperovich
    5. William A. Jones Jr.
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    Jail is extremely unlikely, but a suspension of your driver's license is a certainty if convicted. You should be aware of this when going in unrepresented (which I do not advise).

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  4. Am I going to jail? Is this legal?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Michael R Crosner
    3. Lidia L. Alperovich
    4. Robert C. Keller
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    I am uncertain regarding the status of your license or whether it should currently be suspended. You need to sit with an attorney because there are many questions that need to be asked. Contact someone today.

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  5. Do I need an attorney or public defender for 2nd DUI charge?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Justin James McShane
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Joseph A. Curcillo III
    4. Robert C. Keller
    5. Ellis B. Klein
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    You need an attorney for a first DUI. Since this is your second and there was an accident, you definitely need an attorney. Two DUIs is indiciative of a drinking/alcohol issue. You should seriously consider being evaluated.

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  6. What is the legal definition of burglary 1st degree in the state of Missouri?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Jeffrey B. Engle
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Douglas Lee Dolfman
    5. William A. Jones Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    This is a question that should be reposted in the Missouri section. This should be answered by an attorney licensed in Missouri.

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  7. Seeking help and advice for 1st time DUI offense(s) in Pennsylvania.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Forest Dean Morgan
    3. Shawn Michael Curry
    4. Michael Curtis Greenberg
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    Without reviewing the case in full, an attorney cannot tell you what you can do to limit your punishment. As a result , hiring an attorney is your first and most important step. In regards to your question regarding the driver's license, you have recieved innaccurate information. The only way that the other state will not suspend it is if they do not discover it. Due to interstate compacts, do not count on that happening. Hire an attorney to handle the case for you. Michael L. Doyle...

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  8. How much can one trust his/her criminal defense lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert West
    2. Benjamin G Kelsen
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. Jessica Lynch Mackner
    5. Ronald S. Pichlik
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    That is not a valid concern. It is necessary that you have faith in your counsel. You need to be completely honest with him/her about the details of the event. If you do not trust him/her, you should talk to another counsel. However, I do not believe this concern is not a very rational one.

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  9. My son was found guilty of 1st degree murder and not manslaughter. His lawyer told him to take the stand. Can We appeal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tai Christopher Bogan
    2. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. Jonathan H Levy
    5. Michael Lawrence Doyle
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    You can always file an appeal after trial. You must make sure that it is timely, as this is extremely important. Contact an attorney in your state that does appellate work.

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  10. Is it too late to drop criminal charges after a preliminary hearing?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Craig Paul Kalinoski
    3. Evan T. L. Hughes
    4. David Bradley
    5. Brad Victor Shuttleworth
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    No. Although, if they have already went through the preliminary hearing it tells me the DA is set on going through with the case and that the Judge found enough evidence to proceed. It is possible to write a motion indicating that the judge hearing the PH made a mistake in not dropping certain charges. It has been my experience that if it is borderline they would rather have the jury decide. I would discuss this with your attorney and if you do not have one you should hire one ASAP.

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