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Zachary Cryder Shaffer

Zachary Shaffer’s Answers

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  • Good Attorney to get detainers lifted in Philadelphia ?

    My boyfriend is fighting to get his 2 detainers lifted one is for a warrant for a first time D.U.I and the other is for possession of drugs attempt to deliver it was only one bag of weed . he shouldn't even had been arrested for it . im just look...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Any guarantee by a lawyer is a promise to pick your pocket. Certain back judges would never lift under those circumstances and others will.

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  • My case was dismissed in Philadelphia. Do I get all all my money back, or do I just get back 70%?

    My bail was 10% of 50,000. I paid 5,000. 10% of 50,000. Am I suppose to get a refund of 70% or 100% if my case was dismissed?

    Zachary’s Answer

    The city self insures as a bail agency so you only get back $3500 of your $5010 that you paid. If you owe the city any money, they may try to take money from that as well.

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  • How much time for gun possession, already a felon, along with drug charges.cont. in details.

    He is a convicted felon, got caught with a loaded 22 pistol, with hollow point bullets, right next to $8, 000 worth of uncut heroin, drug pharaphnellia, conspiracy, resisting arrest and 49 klodopin. His mother thinks he can get sent to a rehab fa...

    Zachary’s Answer

    5-10 year minimum mandatory sentence for the firearm on the possession with intent to deliver. If there's no motion or trial issues he should try to work something out.

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  • Sold 4 bags of herion to a ci in pa for 10 a piece. How much jail time can I get?

    No prior drug charges but a possession 7th ago and bad checks in 98 with was a felony.

    Zachary’s Answer

    7.5-15 if you're only charged with PWID and a $250,000 fine. Definitely hire someone with experience doing CI motions. Your old conviction still counts and you have a lot to lose!

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  • Can my fiance be charged and sentence with the same crime in two counties? Shouldn't he have gotten time served?

    My fiance turned himself in on February 18th 2013. He was wanted for escaping a work release center. When he was in the work release center he was on probation in Dauphin County and York county. He was tried and sentenced to a 9-22 month sentence ...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Unfortunately he was being sentenced for his direct violation of probation which occurred when he was convicted of a new offense.

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  • Pennsylvania or New York criminal defense attourney?

    A minor with a PA license was pulled over in New York for speeding and also got marijuana possession charges. I believe she needs a criminal defense lawyer to avoid losing her license, etc. Does she need to get a New York lawyer or Pennsylvania?

    Zachary’s Answer

    New York because the incident happened in New York. Good luck!

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  • My son has a bench warrantHe had to show up in court and no one knew. Misdemeanor simple assault

    He pleaded guilty to the simple assault and was told everything would be taken care of that day. Well, he had to show up to court there after...but was told not to worry about the other dates?? Now he has a bench warrant Do we need a lawyer since ...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Was he sentenced that day? If not, he likely missed the sentencing date.

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  • I need a attorney for a appeal

    I'm looking for help with an appeal on a retail theft case, but I don't have a lot of money, if someone out there can please help me it would be greatly appreciated

    Zachary’s Answer

    If you had the public defender or appointed counsel they have to do your appeal free of charge. If money is the issue, I would start there.

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  • Question for those familiar with Open Carry in Pennsylvania

    Thank you for reviewing my question. In March-2011, I was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (35.780-113.A16) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (35.780-113.A32). The controlled substance charge was nolle prossed and I pled guil...

    Zachary’s Answer

    BOP is a tough route. If you open carry make sure you stay out of Philadelphia as section 6108 of the uniform firearms act doesn't care whether you open carry or not. Good luck!

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  • Can colleges take back an acceptance if they see that I have a criminal record?

    I was recently accepted to one of my top schools, boston university. However, last month i was arrested for retail theft and receiving stolen property and i was wondering if i do end up having these charges on my record, will colleges do a backgro...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Try to avoid the situation and get into ARD. It will keep your record clean.

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