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David Wesley Cornish

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Dui in philly..

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    2. Jason S Dunkle
    3. Ellis B. Klein
    4. David Wesley Cornish
    5. L. Kenneth Chotiner
    5 lawyer answers

    No attorney can tell you whether you will win or lose because there are more factors than a subjective case view. The judge and/or jury can feel different factors deserve more weight than others greatly changing a case's perceived dynamics. Some other factors include: 1. Whether failing to draw the blood was actually the State's fault? 2. If you participated in a field sobriety test and if so what the results were? 3. The reason the police initially stopped you? 4. Was another...

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  2. I got 2 different test results from a breathalyzer

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Troy Slaten
    2. David S. Kestenbaum
    3. Mark K Rosenfeld
    4. Michael Jon Fremont
    5. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    6. ···
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    You need to see what the results from the police chemical test's analysis is. If you are a .03 or .04 then you have a decent case for fighting this. If you were .30 or .40 then you need to explore all your options. Either way contact an attorney immediately.

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  3. I am being charged with possession of marijuana. with the help of a defense attorney, can these charges be dropped in court?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Forest Dean Morgan
    2. Adam D. Zucker
    3. Zachary Cryder Shaffer
    4. David Wesley Cornish
    5. Jacob Ryan Lauser
    5 lawyer answers

    Further by requiring the police to get a warrant will require not only more time but other agencies, particularly the District Attorney's Office and a Judge, to review the police's conduct and make a determination which realistically could take more than six hours. Furthermore, if the police are in a more urban or developed area the department will often be tied up on handling many other matters and with so few K-9 officers would have to detain you for a prolonged and unreasonable period....

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  4. Trial today for violating pa 6503a.1 I sent a letter of continuance because I have no lawyer but it was denied what should I do

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Charles Amuso
    2. David Wesley Cornish
    3. Ellis B. Klein
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    The judge will likely be upset you didn't get a lawyer but will probably give you a date. You may be held in contempt but usually someone in the room will prevent that

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  5. Hi my friend was charged with robbery of sudden snatching he's 17 and the item he stole was an iPod 1Gen. But he returned item

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Wesley Cornish
    2. John Skyler Riordan
    3. James Regan
    4. Brian Lee Michael Balaguera
    4 lawyer answers

    Based upon this charge alone your friend could be sentenced to incarceration because robbery is a felony. If this is a first offense, the offender did not utilize a weapon, and returned the property your friend has better chance for receiving a community service sentence but again the court can still deviate from its normal course.

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  6. Do i need a dui attorney for my first offense?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Wesley Cornish
    2. Slavik Steve Leydiker
    3. Jay L Siegel
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4 lawyer answers

    You definitely should get an attorney because the prosecutor will still be charging you with a crime and without counsel's experienced help could violate your rights. While you may have a high breath test you need an attorney to determine if the state can prove your liability for other reasons such as they improperly pulled you over, administered the breath tests, or made you do a field sobriety test. The most important thing is to aggressively fight this matter because by not preemptively...

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  7. Victim of Nigerian check scam unknowingly tried to cash a fake check and now faces criminal trial, can he still ask court to

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Adam D. Zucker
    2. David Wesley Cornish
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    You can change your attorney by contacting the unit supervisor if you are represented by the public defender. When you speak with him/her it would help to have a quick list of topics you want to discuss so he/she can give you all the information you need especially if he/she is in a rush. Emphasize you have had no opportunity to speak with your attorney and you want to turn over favorable evidence. There is usually a process by which clients can give receipts, documents, and the like to those...

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  8. Will a DUI "conviction" be removed from a PENNDOT record after successful completion of Fast Track ARD and expungement procedure

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Andrea E. Mertz
    2. David Wesley Cornish
    3. Julia E. Simmons
    3 lawyer answers

    PennDOT holds your records for various reasons including assessing points and evidence in cases of a 2nd offense.

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  9. Why would the prosecution request a status hearing be continued in a criminal case?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. David Wesley Cornish
    2. Douglas Lee Dolfman
    3. William Ray Pelger
    4. Mark Copoulos
    5. Tracy Green
    5 lawyer answers

    There are many reasons such as a witness is unavailable, a key person is sick, the court is busy, the specially assigned ADA is on trial in another room, discovery or other materials may be outstanding and both sides are waiting for them to be provided by a 3rd party, or they may be working on an open related investigation and not want to tip their hand. The best idea would be to retain an attorney or have one appointed to you because then she/he can file a must be tried motion and try to have...

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  10. Can i get married before applying for a citizenship? How will it impact my and my fiancee's application for naturalization.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Eugene J. Glicksman
    2. David Wesley Cornish
    3. Gintare Grigaite
    4. Dean P Murray
    5. Rebecca T White
    5 lawyer answers

    The most important thing to remember is marriage does not affect the citizenship criteria which is more focused on any previous criminal record, acts of moral turpitude, group affiliations, and other similar considerations.

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