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Joseph D. Lento

Philadelphia Family Law Attorney.

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  1. I Was Attacked! What Type of Lawyer Do I Need to File a Lawsuit?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph D. Lento
    2. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    3. Thomas Kenny
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Sandra B. Worthington
    6. ···
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    I am sorry to hear about your trouble. A personal injury attorney can help you pursue a prospective case against your assailant and any other parties that may be responsible for what occurred (EG: the hotel, the police department, etc.). If you would like to call my office tomorrow, I can give you some additional insight. Joseph D. Lento Lento Law Offices North American Building 121 S. Broad Street, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 LentoLawOffices.com 888-535-3686

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  2. This is my first charge ever its m1 stole a ipad2 32gb from a passenger who left it behind will I go jail working at airport

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph D. Lento
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. John P Rutkowski
    4 lawyer answers

    There are programs available to first-time criminal offenders in Philadelphia. Whether or not you will be eligible for such a program will depend on a number of factors including the seriousness of the charges. You should be mindful of making admissions on a public forum although considering what you indicate, it most likely will not negatively affect your case. An experienced criminal attorney can help you try to resolve your matter as agreeably as possible. Joseph D. Lento, Esq. Law...

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  3. How much time could my husband face he is a felon and got caught with a loaded handgun and its his second gun charge

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Joseph D. Lento
    4. Steven M. Pacillio
    5. Brian M. Fishman
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    More information is needed in order to accurately answer your question. One felony charge alone in Pennsylvania can carry from seven to twenty years maximum exposure. It would also depend on how the first gun charge case was disposed as well as your husband's "prior record score" in general. Your husband's prior record score as well as the "offense gravity score" for the present charge(s) also largely determine what a prospective (guideline) sentence may be if the case is not resolved in his...

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  4. I detective came to my house stating he wants me to go to the police station to talk and i wasnt in trouble. what should i do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher T Campbell
    2. Joseph D. Lento
    3. James Alexander Abate
    4. Mark M Cheser
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    I would consult with an attorney before speaking with the detective. Joseph D. Lento Law Offices of Joseph D. Lento and Associates North American Building 121 S. Broad Street, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 LentoLawOffices.com 888-535-3686

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  5. I was experiencing mood swings and panic first DUI offense is this considered failing fst

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph D. Lento
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    DUI criminal charges should be taken very seriously especially in light of your future career as a nurse. That being said, there are options for first-time offenders which can prevent this incident from having too significant an impact on your future. There are steps that an attorney can take so that the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office will consider your otherwise good character outside of this incident. In doing so, the goal would be to get you admitted into a diversionary program...

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  6. Caan I be prosecuted for driving while rwvoked on a PA dui related suspension from over 20 years ago?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Adam D. Zucker
    2. Joseph D. Lento
    3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    4. Ellis B. Klein
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    For purposes of this answer, I am assuming that you were recently cited for a 1543(b). If that was the case, regretfully, the argument that the statute of limitations was violated will not be a valid defense. If, for example: 1) the police properly stopped you today; 2) determined that you were driving on a DUI-related suspension; 3) chose not to cite you until years later; at that time, the statute of limitations MAY be a factor. That is not what seemingly occurred in your case. It would...

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  7. Is it possible to be convicted soley on police testimony for dui?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph D. Lento
    2. John M. Walsh
    3. Daniel C Grupenhagen
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    Your situation may be similar to someone who refuses to submit to testing. There are a number of considerations that must be taken into account, but at the time of trial, the prosecutor will argue that the refusal was actually evidence of guilt, and this evidence can be used to convict a defendant of DUI. In addition, many police officers are well trained to testify about the effects of alleged drinking and driving. If you refuse the chemical test, the police can still prove that you were...

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  8. WYER REPRESENT ME! MY CHILD WAS DENIED FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS WHEN MOST SOURCES CONSULTED AGREED SYMPTOMS DISORDER R PRESENT

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph D. Lento
    2. David J. McCormick
    2 lawyer answers

    I should be able to point you in the right direction if you would like to follow up with me. I can be reached first thing tomorrow morning by phone - 888-535-3686. Joseph D. Lento, Esq. Law Offices of Joseph D. Lento and Associates North American Building 121 S. Broad Street, 2nd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107 LentoLawOffices.com 888-535-3686

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  9. Custodial parent is not answering my phone calls?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brian Edward Sipe
    2. Joseph D. Lento
    3. Joseph Andres Guillama
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    You can try to agreeably resolve the situation with the other parent. If that does not work or if that is not practical, you can file a "contempt petition." A certified letter could be used later to demonstrate that you were reasonable in your efforts to work things out if the matter had to brought to the Court's attention. With regards to filing a contempt petition, the other parent is arguably in contempt of custody order by not allowing (or accommodating) the set phone calls. The other...

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  10. I have temp-phys-custody and am now the CP of a toddler. Can I pursue sole-full custody at our upcoming plenary hearing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph D. Lento
    2. Ronald Glenn Lieberman
    3. Yolanda Navarrete
    3 lawyer answers

    You may be aware that the “best interests of the child” is paramount when it comes to custody determinations made by the court. N.J.S.A. 9:2-4(c) outlines what factors a judge must consider when making this determination. Some factors will be more applicable than others with respect to your circumstances especially in light of your child being a toddler. Nonetheless, these factors include: 1. The parents' ability to agree, communicate and cooperate in matters relating to the child; 2....

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