Michael Lawrence Doyle’s Answers

Michael Lawrence Doyle

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Should we pay the civil demand once it comes?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Michelle Arrache
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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    Most attorneys will advise not to pay these civil demand letters. That is what I advise most of my clients. There is no requirement to pay until they actually have a civil judgement against you. It is often not worth there time to pursue it in court. Further it has no bearing on whether a criminal case is brought. Finally, payment of this demand will enable them to place you an a national registry for retail theft.

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  2. Can I be held responsible for not notifying authorities of a confession of a crime?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Joshua Pond
    3. James Regan
    3 lawyer answers

    I do not see anything that would implicate you. Not offering information is different from hiding information. If you were to cover things up or lie for him, you could get into trouble. However, you have no duty, in most circumstances, to offer up information.

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  3. Do criminal defense attorneys look bad when they represent clients that are clearly guilty?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Richard Damore
    2. Anthony Rubino
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. Harrison Wesley Poole
    5. Stephen Andrew Mosca
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    No. Everyone involved in the legal system knows that they are doing their jobs.

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  4. Does a criminal case need a witness to testify in PA, or can they use a written statement?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. Mark Copoulos
    5. Greg Prosmushkin
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    They can sometimes pursue criminal charges where the witness does not appear, but not always. Their ability to use it is hindered and they would not be able to use it. I have seen cases where they have had the detectives go to pick up the witness, particularly when there is a felony involved such as a burglary.

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  5. If a minor age 16 was very intoxicated and commited a burglary but had no memory of it what is the punishment

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Anthony David Scott
    5. Stephen Ross Cohen
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    This is not a DUI question. It should be posted in either juvenile or criminal defense. Please do not put too many details online. Instead, sit down with an attoreny to discuss this.

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  6. Do I have a chance to beat or plea down an aggravated Drug DUI charge in AZ when I was actually stone-cold sober?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. James J Schollian
    2. Michael R Crosner
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. John Arthur Daniels
    5. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    I agree with my colleague regarding obtaining an attorney. There is also the issue of a controlled substance in your system-which seems likely since there was a pot in your car and you have referred to it as a drug DUI. They would discover this through a blood test-as opposed to a breathalyzer.

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  7. Will my cousin get automatically deported if he was to accept a plea deal of guilty since he is not a US citizen?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2. Javier G Pineda
    3. Javier E Morales
    4. Kyndra L. Mulder
    5. Michael Lawrence Doyle
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    You have been provided good advice here. Some offenses are considered deportable and some are not. I often see what I see as a lesser offense being deportable while I see offenses that I veiw as more serious being non-deportable. In a city like Atlanta, you can probably find an attorney that is well versed in both criminal and immigration law. Try finding someone with those credentials.

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  8. Is it grounds for a lawsuit if the same person who attempted to have me murdered, assaulted me 2 mth's back but wasn't arrested?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    This should be addressed to a NY licensed attorney, since that is where this occurred. The most difficult issue with this is showing the NYPD did something wrong. In hindsight---they may have. Did they have enough to arest him at the time and failed to? That is the issue.

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  9. Can someone have their misdemeanor expunged if a first offense and have not done anything criminal after for years?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Ryan Michael Davidson
    4. Theodor Kaplun
    5. . Nadum
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    With very little exception , only summary offenses can be expunged in Pennsylvania. An attorney can review this and if it is a summary, rather than a misdemeanor, a motion to expunge can be made and likely successful. Otherwise, you must apply for a pardon.

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  10. I got pulled over for not having headlights on and was charged with a dui. I do not know if my lawyer is doing her job.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Christopher M. Patterson
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    Yes, it is often a long process. Obviously, you did not need to appear at the formal arraignment if your appearance was waived. If you are concerned about the next date, call your attorney.

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