Michael Lawrence Doyle’s Answers

Michael Lawrence Doyle

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Philadelphia's new warrant court. What are chances I spend time in jail based upon the facts listed below? Thanks!

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Ross Marvin Miller
    3. Robert C. Keller
    3 lawyer answers

    I have seen multiple individuals found in contempt in the new bench warrant court. Some recieve a very long period (30 days) others recieve only a weekend. What is a constant is that if you turn youself in, as opposed to being picked up on the street, you have a better chance of leniancy.

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  2. My 21 yr-old brother has no prior crimes, was charged w/aggravated assault, DUI, & more. Will a public defender sufficient?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Mark M Cheser
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3. Benjamin G Kelsen
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4 lawyer answers

    Public defenders can be very good attorneys-some are excellent. The only issue is that many are so overwhelmed with the amount of cases that they have that they may not be able to in the amount of time on your brother's case that you feel it deserves. It private attorney will be able to focus more on his case and be able to communicate more with him regarding the specifics. That can be extremely important. Whatever you decide to do, I wish both you and him the best of luck. Michael L....

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  3. Yes I know

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M. Kaman
    2. Gary Ralph Ilmanen
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Often that is the situation. Some questions can be answered, but often questions remain that cannot be answered.

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  4. Charged with DUI first offense

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Peyton Lea III
    2. Jonathan Hackworth
    3. Joseph Cerino
    4. Jesus Novo III
    5. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    It is unlikely to be dropped. However, with a good counsel, he may be able to defeat the charges. An individual can be found guilty based upon police observations and their testimony about the suspects behavior. Passing the field tests is good and it sounds like a winnable case.

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  5. Is it rape if a 30 year old male has sex with a 16 year old female who already has a baby with another guy that is 19 in NY?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. Jayson Lutzky
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5. Malcolm Pierce LaVergne
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    8 lawyer answers

    The child makes absolutely no difference. She is under the age and he is 30. He is almost twice her age. This is a serious issue.

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  6. Do most Prosecutors care if you take a case to trial? Does this make the Proecutor more likely to give one a better deal?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Howard A. Schwartz
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. Jeffrey Jose Estrella
    4 lawyer answers

    This is a very general question. I think it often depends upon whether the prosecutor thinks they have a strong case. However, when there is little doubt-such as having someone on video stealing something and that person refuses to take responsibility-the prosecutor will not hesitate in taking it to trial.

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  7. This is my boyfriends 3rd dui and this time he hurt himself.what is the difference between a public defender and a lawyer

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Douglas Holbrook
    2. Matthew Murillo
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. William Carlos Makler
    5. Robert Lee Marshall
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    7 lawyer answers

    A public defender is a lawyer. The PD is financed through the state. Unfortunately, they are often overworked and underpaid. This is the reason that retaining the services of a private attorney is in your best interest if possible.

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  8. I got my 3d civil demand letter today of 412$ do i have to pay it???

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Elliot Rahmim Zarabi
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5. Michael Carter Lukehart
    5 lawyer answers

    This is not owed until there is a civil judgment. They are trying to scare you. Many attorneys will tell you not to pay it. I will leave that up to you. If you are worried, meet with an attorney. Particularly if criminal charges are pending.

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  9. Why would my criminal defense lawyer withdraw after trial?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Anthony Michael Solis
    2. Thomas Kenny
    3. April DeAnn Taylor
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Craig Ernest Kauzlarich
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    A big issue may be whether he was privately retained. If so, he likely made up a fee agreement that went through trial and a new fee agreement would be needed for appeal. If it is not that, there may be a variety of other issues.

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  10. Pennsylvania ARD and Insurance Discovery

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Geoffrey David Hood
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    4. Lidia L. Alperovich
    5. Christopher Philip Thomas
    5 lawyer answers

    Your impression was incorrect and you must have misunderstood something. With the ARD it is not "part of your record." However, it can be discovered. PennDOT maintains a record of it even though you were never found guilty or pled guilty. This should not be the case, but it is how it works unfortunately.

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