L. Kenneth Chotiner’s Answers

L. Kenneth Chotiner

Philadelphia DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Taken for suspectedDUI and blood taken. What now? Not drinking! Very tired-long day of classes only 19! What do we do now?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Thomas J. Wagner
    4. Ryan Michael Davidson
    5. Gerald R Stahl
    5 lawyer answers

    You should have nothing to worry about if your blood work is clean. If it comes back negative, that will be the end of it. If, however, you have any controlled substances in your blood, even prescription, you may be prosecuted. If you want to be proactive, you could go to your own doctor and get a prescription to get a blood test for a toxicology screening. The closer in time that draw is done to the one the police took, the better you will be able to defend yourself should the police results...

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  2. Severe Motorcycle accident weeks later received a refusal?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    2. Thomas J. Wagner
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    Based upon the facts you stated, a judge should not find that you refused. However, a lawyer will need to see what the officer said in the paperwork related to the case before they could render a fully informed opinion.

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  3. What is the average settlement for someone involved in a drunk driving accident involving facial lacerations w/ possible scaring

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    2. Scott B Cooper
    3. Joseph Alexander Paletta
    4. John Stewart Benson
    5. Gary Evan Gerson
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    6 lawyer answers

    It is not possible to answer your question without knowing more facts. Generally speaking, scars on a woman's face are worth more than a man's. Moreover, you suggest that thereby not be any scars. Furthermore, you do not indicate if there are any other injuries. You should call a lawyer who handles personal injury cases. If you do not know one, I can provide you with the name of a lawyer in your area who handles them. Feel free to email me or call if you like.

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  4. Do i need to hire a lawyer to get enrolled in the ARD program in PA after DUI (first offense)? Or will I automatically be enroll

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    2. Andrea E. Mertz
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
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    6 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question depends on what county you're in. Moreover, the fact that you were in an accident could cause some complications. You should speak with a lawyer who practices in your county and then make a decision.

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  5. I'm wondering if I am still looking at a mandatory jail sentence for driving under suspension that was dui related but ended?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Shawn Michael Curry
    3 lawyer answers

    You caught a break if the officer cited you with a 1543(a) instead of a "(b)". Talk to a lawyer to be sure, but if what you say pans out, plead guilty and pay the fine before someone realizes the mistake and tries to amend.

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  6. Odds of asking a cop to not show up at a license suspension appeal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Joshua Sachs
    4 lawyer answers

    You ever see the movie Dumb and Dumber? Remember when Jim Carey asks the girl what are the odds of the two of them going out and she says one in a million? He's ecstatic because he has a chance. Whatever your chances are, you will definitely sit out a year if you don't appeal. So take a chance. You may actually have a legal defense. Plus appealing will, if nothing else, give you more time to get things in order before you start serving the suspension. As far as asking a witness not to...

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  7. Hi I had two 1st conviction of DUI can i git my cdl back or is that going to disqualification me for life

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    2. Joseph Alexander Paletta
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Adam Todd Katzman
    4 lawyer answers

    Under the facts you gave, you are going to be disqualified for life. See 75 Pa C S A §1611.

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  8. DUI and general impairment charges

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4 lawyer answers

    As others have said, you should speak to your lawyer or another lawyer. There is a lott of information that you did not provide That is necessary to answer your question

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  9. DUI no results on breathalyzer, and refused blood test....

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    4. Charles Laputka
    5. Mark Copoulos
    5 lawyer answers

    You will most likely get a one year suspension for the refusal. That will be a civil action. When you get the notice from PennDOT, you have to file an appeal. You are also facing another year suspension and jail if you are convicted. However, there are many ways to fight both the civil and criminal cases. You should call an experienced DUI attorney now.

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  10. I've needed to take controlled pain meds for over 10 years, was recently arrested for my 1st DUI and criminal offense in 57 yrs

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    3. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. There are many ways to fight a DUI charge. If you would like a free consultation, do not hesitate to call.

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