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Adam Todd Katzman

Creamery Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What should the process be to recover $22,000 in valuables stolen from a mother (age 94) who has severe Alzheimer's?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Adam Todd Katzman
    2. Kathryn L. Hilbush
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Kelly Scott Davis
    5. William J. Benz
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    Your husband should consult an attorney right away to seek the return of the possessions. If your sister in law fails to return them your husband could go to the local police. Your sister in law and her boyfriend could be arrested for criminal conspiracy, theft and possibly burglary. This is clearly a crime against the elderly if it was not a gift and she took the property without your mother in laws permission. This question is a cross between criminal law and elder law.

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  2. If an officer doesn't see who is behind the wheel, observe the driver or pull the car over, how can he make a DWI arrest?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Deepali Meenu Walters
    2. Jared Seth Robinson
    3. Todd Gregory Lehn
    4. Adam Todd Katzman
    5. Christopher M. Lankford
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    Yes. I agree with my colleagues here. The damage was already done with your satement. You were at the scene and the vehicle had to get there somehow. You need a lawyer to try to mitigate the damage.

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  3. I was in a car accident and never received anything. I was never arrested or anything will i be charged with a d.u.i?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas J. Wagner
    2. Adam Todd Katzman
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. James Matthew Polyak
    5. Miguel Amador
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    You can certainly look yourself up on the public court docket search to see if a criminal complaint was filed with a local DIstrict Magistrate. It is possible the charges were filed and you have not yet been summoned to respond to court. I have had a few cases lately that were not summoned until about 6 weeks after the incident date ironically enough that is the time frame many I the labs destroy blood evidence so it cant be rerested. Some of those people assumed that they were under the legal...

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  4. My husband served a 6 mths probation after being caught stealing a delivery package while working as a non-contract/seasonal

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven M. Pacillio
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. James Daniel Doyle
    4. Adam Todd Katzman
    5. Mark Copoulos
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    I would agree with Mr. Pacillo's answer assuming the prosecution was in the PA Court of Common Pleas and he didn't receive Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD). In addition, if an application to the Board of Pardons is submitted it can take up to 3 years before the application is reviewed and he would get the opportunity to present his case to the Board. The Board only meets in Harrisburg. If lucky enough to get enough members to agree to pass his case on to the Governor it is not...

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  5. On dui blood test, are they checking for alcohal or drugs?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Thomas Lincoln Kearney IV
    3. Forest Dean Morgan
    4. Thomas Kenny
    5. Adam Todd Katzman
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    All of the above since the DUI law includes sections for operating a vehicle under the influence of either alcohol, drugs or both.

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  6. I received a driving while impaired in 4/13 in NYC. In 5/13 I got pulled over in PA with a DUI at a .16 BAC. It took police way

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adam Todd Katzman
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Lidia L. Alperovich
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    It depends. In PA ARD is traditionally reserved for 1st time offenders with no record. The NY DWI may be problematic. However, it will be up to the DA in Pike County to review your application and decide whether to allow it. It should be noted the time it took for the blood to be drawn could help your defense and also provide grounds to negotiate lesser penalty through a plea agreement. You should retain a local criminal defense attorney to review all the facts and potential issues/defenses...

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  7. If a defendant was on probation and got a new charge, would the parole officer close the old docket if all his fines are paid ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adam Todd Katzman
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Thomas J. Wagner
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    The defendant in your question faces both direct and technical violations and either or both could be sufficient to justify a revocation of probation/parole. However, assuming the defendant is violated it is up to the sentencing judge on the violation as to whether the violation runs concurrent or consecutive. Under the law, credit is only required to be given once. Many jurisdictions in PA will give concurrent credit if the cases are resolved on the same day as part of a negotiated agreement....

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  8. What happens if I don't receive notification to do court ordered comm serv during my ARD probation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adam Todd Katzman
    2. Daniel M. Myshin
    3. Thomas J. Wagner
    4. Mark Aaron Hinrichs
    5. David Bruce Mueller
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    You should contact your assigned probation officer or the probation department to verify that it is a condition of your ARD. If it is, ask them how it can be completed. Don't just assume it will go away because notice was not received. The last thing that you would want is to have ARD revoked at the end for failure to complete the community service. Probation usually requires a letter from a non profit agency proof that the hrs were completed.

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  9. Need advice on getting a DV case dismissed in Harrisburg, PA. I intended to get information on a PFA not press criminal charges.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Jeffrey B. Engle
    3. Adam Todd Katzman
    4. Michael Adam Haber
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    I would agree with my fellow colleagues here. Perhaps if your goal is to get the defendant some help you could contact or speak to the defendants attorney and prosecutor or police officer at the time of the preliminary hearing and agree to a 60-90 day continuance to allow the defendant to enroll and complete a DV counseling group. If the defendant does then an agreement could be made with the judges permission to withdraw the charges upon verification. This attorney is a partner at the law...

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  10. The state is charging me with trafficking MDMA / MDA which has a mandatory prison sentence. Is there any way to go federal?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Phillip Edward Stackhouse
    2. Adam Todd Katzman
    3. Stephen F Wallace
    4. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    5. Raymond George Wigell
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    Do not call federal prosecutors. That is a bad decision no matter how you slice it. You should instead contact a criminal defense attorney that practices in both State and Federal court to review your case. It is unlikely that you will be able to seek to transfer your case to federal court but only an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area can advise you after reviewing all of the facts of your case as to whether the Feds would have any interest in your case. Good luck.

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