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Gregory David MacFarlane

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What are the possible consequences for taking a gun from a car, first offense for an 18 year old

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory David MacFarlane
    2. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
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    In addition to the possible theft charges, which are relatively minor by comparison, your son has likely been charged with Violation of the Uniform Firearms Act. Though a potential sentence is based upon many case specific factors, and can be dependent upon the Jurisdiction and the judge presiding over the matter, it is possible to give you a general idea of the severity of the case. In Pennsylvania, potential sentences are governed by the Pennsylvania Sentencing Guidelines. Because your son...

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  2. Licensing

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory David MacFarlane
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    Unfortunately ta recent change in the law prohibits the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from granting a license to drive to you while you have unresolved driving issues in another state. This is a provision of one of the anti-terrorism statutes which is suppose to keep us all safer. I fail to see the connection. However, what it means for you is that you will need to get in good stead with New Jersey before you can be licensed in New Jersey. You do not need an attorney but you may find it...

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  3. What is the process for quashing a warrant in state of PA

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory David MacFarlane
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    I meant to say "any weekday" not "and weekday"

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  4. What is the process for quashing a warrant in state of PA

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Gregory David MacFarlane
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    When you say that your boyfriend has a warrant, I assume that you are referring to a Bench Warrant, meaning that he failed to appear for a previous court date. The process for removing a bench warrant in Philadelphia County is very simple. He will need to go to the basement of the Criminal Justice Center at 1301 Filbert Street in Downtown Phila, before 8:30 AM and weekday. He will tell them who he is, and they will give him a subpoena to appear in Courtroom 503 at 1:00. A bail commissioner...

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  5. Possession with intent to deliver, and manufacturing of controlled substances along with criminal use of communication in PA

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Jason Kutulakis
    2. Gregory David MacFarlane
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    Obviously it would help you if you can afford to retain an attorney. It is very unlikely that your post could be traced back to you, but it is a good idea to refrain from talking about the specific facts of your case. The first step in the process is a preliminary hearing. At this time, the Commonwealth must present some evidence to support the argument that you were involved in drug distribution. This burden is not difficult to meet. However, based upon the facts that you presented, I...

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