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Henry S. Hilles III

Norristown DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Is it possible to get ARD twice in Pennsylvania , once for non DUI , then for DUI ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    2. Charles Thomas Jr.
    3. Geoffrey Scott Mcinroy
    4. Henry S. Hilles III
    5. John Paul Thygerson
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    Under Pennsylvania law, the District Attorney's Office has to recommend someone for ARD before a judge may admit that person into the ARD Program. The law further provides that D.A.'s Offices may establish their own guidelines regarding who may receive ARD and under what circumstances. You should contact an attorney who practices criminal defense in the county where you were arrested for DUI to determine whether you may be a suitable ARD candidate.

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  2. How can I fight this and should I try to fight this

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    2. Matthew Paul Scheitrum
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Henry S. Hilles III
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    You absolutely need to consult with any attorney. It is important to understand that DUI penalties escalate with each additional DUI adjudication or conviction. You certainly want to thoroughly discuss any available defense issues because a second offense DUI could be problematic for you. Also, significantly, if you are convicted (or adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile) for this DUI and are arrested for another DUI in the future, that DUI could count as your third and subject you to a...

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  3. Stopped by PA state police for speeding and suspected DUI. Was never given a citation or any paperwork.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Henry S. Hilles III
    4. Geoffrey David Hood
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    Your case is surely on hold pending your lab test results. Typically, the police will send the blood to the lab and wait for the results before proceeding. If your blood alcohol level comes back higher than 0.80 percent, you will likely receive a criminal complaint in the mail with notification of your first hearing (the preliminary hearing). With respect to whether you should hire a lawyer now, you may want to consider doing so if you believe that your blood alcohol level is likely higher...

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  4. Who should I send the letter I wrote about a specific case regarding sentencing guidelines?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Henry S. Hilles III
    3. Robert C. Keller
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    If you (or the aggrieved defendant or family member) would like a meaningful answer to your question, an attorney would likely need to become involved. If you send a letter to anyone you mentioned in your question it will likely be ignored (assuming it is even read). A lawyer could evaluate the two cases to determine whether there are legal or factual distinctions between them to warrant such disparate sentences. The lawyer may then have appropriate avenues to pursue if there is truly an...

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  5. What is the average procedure costs for an appeal to reduce sentence of a federal white collar case

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Syrie Davis Fried
    2. Henry S. Hilles III
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. Robert A Stolzberg
    5. Vince Rabago
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    If you truly want to pursue possible post-sentence options, you need to consult with federal appellate attorneys immediately. It is important to understand that there are strict time deadlines to file certain post-sentence motions or the avenue of appeal may be lost. You definitely want to meet with several lawyers who practice in this field so that you have a basis to determine who seems the most trustworthy, reasonable and knowledgable. Additionally, you likely want to ensure that any...

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  6. My son got a DUI in Briston PA. He passed all 3 field sobriety tests. Breathalizer= .102, bloodwork not back. What are options?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mark M Cheser
    2. Eric M. Mark
    3. Michael A. Berman
    4. Matthew R Schutz
    5. Greggory M Marootian
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    Your son will need to consult with an attorney. The DUI statute is complex enough that it is very difficult for a defendant to navigate himself through the system. Certainly the DA's Office, and the judge he ultimately ends up in front of, will be concerned about any substance abuse issues so your son should be honest and open about these issues as well with his lawyer. I wish you and him the best of luck.

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  7. At what time can an officer amend his probable case statement when his exact statement was an affidavit for arrest

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Henry S. Hilles III
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    I suggest that you call your assigned public defender and request to set up an appointment to discuss these issues. You will be unlikely to get a useful answer to such a detailed and involved question posted on a blog.

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  8. I was charged with simple assault m3 for someone trying to assault me at my home.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Henry S. Hilles III
    4. William Ray Pelger
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    There is no question that you should hire a lawyer, preferably one who has experience in your county. Simply because the police may charge you does not mean that you will ultimately be convicted of any crime. It DOES mean that you will have to take steps (that is, hire a lawyer) to protect your options and defend your rights. From this point forward, I suggest you not post anything more on the internet -- you have to assume that the prosecutor and the complaining witness will read everything...

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  9. ARD information

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Daniel M. Myshin
    2. Matthew Jared Rapa
    3. Henry S. Hilles III
    3 lawyer answers

    You should make sure that you get an accurate answer to this question because a person may be removed from the ARD Program for failing to comply with all the terms and conditions. You should also be careful about general answers to your questions because not all ARD participants have identical terms and conditions. I suggest calling the probation department.

  10. Should I pay civil demand letter from walmart?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Andrew H. Pastwick
    2. Henry S. Hilles III
    2 lawyer answers

    Many states have statutes that permit stores to make a civil demand on people accused of taking their merchandise without paying Walmart is probably unlikely to sue you for this amount of money but you could conceivably end up with a judgment against you or a future issue with your credit history. Sometimes these stores -- or the lawyers handling the claim -- agree to negotiate the amount so you could certainly give them a call and offer to pay less.

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