Zachary Cryder Shaffer’s Answers

Zachary Cryder Shaffer

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Gun permit

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    2. Mark Copoulos
    3. Theodor Kaplun
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to be very careful with your gun permit applications. If it's unintentional then hopefully there is an easy explanation. If you are trying to get your license and they are giving you a hard time then you may want to appeal to L+I for a full hearing. The attorney that handles them for the city is a very reasonable guy. Not many lawyers handle permit cases, but we do. Feel free to call if you need a consult. Good luck!

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  2. I'm at a loss. It's the 11th hour.I'm out of options, if I had a few thousand dollars, this sec. maybe a shot.. Its a DUI charge

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    3. Andrea E. Mertz
    3 lawyer answers

    If you started a waiver trial and bench warranted halfway through you could be in serious trouble. That seems unlikely. You need to resolve the issues with the lawyer you already hired to see if they can help you or reach out to someone you feel comfortable with. Take your time and make a decision that feels right. Good luck!

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  3. What can I do about Retail Theft Charge on my record when I was not arrested and was not given a court date?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Forest Dean Morgan
    4. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    5. William Ray Pelger
    5 lawyer answers

    You might be able to work your case out for ARD, which will keep your record clean. You're going to be graduating from college, so clearly you want to take this seriously. Any major employer down the road will look quite poorly at a retail theft conviction, so make sure you hire someone to represent your interests. Good luck!

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  4. I have a drug charge in philadelphia and in need of a lawyer

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert C. Keller
    2. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Ross Marvin Miller
    5. Ellis B. Klein
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You need to hire a Philadelphia lawyer as soon as possible who is familiar with defending clients at the Criminal Justice Center. I assume you are out on bail because you're posting this. That being said, the Commonwealth will try to link you up to the drugs through "constructive possession." Your best bet is to get someone to fight for you at the preliminary hearing to try to get your charges discharged for lack of evidence. In the worst case scenario, a good lawyer at the preliminary hearing...

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  5. Can a Criminal Defense Attorney, REALLY.....help with my boyfriends case?? if so, how??

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    2. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    3. Daniel Patrick Emkey
    4. Thomas J. Wagner
    5. Jose Luis Calvo
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It depends on the facts. If it's a winnable case then you want a lawyer that will litigate the case to victory. If it's a total loser case then you still need someone to highlight your boyfriend's positives to avoid a lengthy sentence.

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  6. Robbery, first offense, no evidence!!

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    2. Theodor Kaplun
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    3 lawyer answers

    Depends on too many factors. A prediction is just a guess. If he has a tattoo on his forehead that's very specific and it's in the description then you're in poor shape. If you want someone who is going to fight for your husband you need to pick up the phone and get someone for his preliminary hearing. They may be able to get the bail reduced especially given his lack of a record. Good luck!!

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  7. This is my first dui offense can i get ARD?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Cooper
    2. Andrea E. Mertz
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    5. Robert C. Keller
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Let's see what the blood test says first. It might just be speeding. ARD is a great option, but it counts as your first DUI if you get another one down the road. I would reach out to an attorney and try to provide additional details so you can put together a strong defense. Good luck!

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  8. Will I go to jail for a M-3 disorderly conduct 2 counts, public drunkenness, criminal mischief, and underage?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. Robert C. Keller
    5. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Very unlikely, but you should still try to get a lawyer to get you ARD to keep this off your record. Good luck!

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  9. Is this considered Simple or Aggravated Assault?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    2. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    3. Theodor Kaplun
    4. Mark Copoulos
    5. Jared Allen
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Agg, but the right shading of the facts could potentially make it a simple.

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  10. Son arrested for underage 3 years ago, went thru ARD, record is expunged. Just go a DUI, will he still be eligible for ARD

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Mark Aaron Hinrichs
    2. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    3. Lidia L. Alperovich
    4. Daniel M. Myshin
    5. Joseph John Nash
    5 lawyer answers

    It's considered a second offense. Depending on his BAC it's either a 30 or 90 day minimum mandatory incarceration sentence. Not eligible for ARD either. You need to hire someone to help your son now!

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