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  • My husband is being charged with unlawful theft of taking under $200. First offense.

    What will be a typical sentencing in his situation?

    Paul’s Answer

    Assuming your husband has no other criminal record, and no other theft based charges, he will probably be issued a summary citation, and if convicted or pleads guilty will be required to pay a fine. If the charges are graded higher (misdemeanor or above) you should consult an attorney at once.

    Paul A. Bauer, III, Esquire
    Bauer & Associates,
    Attorneys at Law
    2050 E. High Street
    Pottstown, PA 19464

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  • I was charged with theft by unlawful taking-movable property and receiving stolen property

    I stole money out of my employeers registers which was estimated to 260.00$ but I did not get charged with Larson, I have a previous offense when I was a minor in 2010 for retail theft and now I was charged with these two. What am I looking at if...

    Paul’s Answer

    In short, I always recommend people charged with a crime to hire an attorney, especially at the preliminary hearing where normally a prosecutor does not attend. In many cases, our attorney will be able to speak with the arresting officer and work out a deal which is favorable in your situation. Don't try to do it yourself!

    Paul A. Bauer, III
    Bauer & Associates
    Attorneys at Law
    610-970-4961

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  • My 15 year old son was detaine for shoplifting for the second time in a year. Once in PA and once in NJ.

    I'd like to know if there is a 3 strike policy that would mean the third offense turns into a felony for a juvenile. Also can the NJ police inform his school in PA?

    Paul’s Answer

    I agree with the other two atorneys. Consult with a NJ attorney and look into a shoplifters anonymous class for your son.

    Paul A. Bauer, III
    Bauer & Associates

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  • What can I do when individual has been informed by attny multiple times, you should be out in two weeks, still not out now 8 wk

    Attny has stated 2wks multiple times. System classified individ. high risk. Attny advised client to plead to 2 charges, simple assault, possession of instrmt of crime. (mace). Gun confiscated, not involved, not on person, only mentioned in respons...

    Paul’s Answer

    I agree with Steve. The attorney client relationship works the best when there is good communication between the parties. Ask him the reason for the delay.

    Paul A. Bauer, III
    Bauer & Associates
    Attorneys at Law
    610-970-4961
    www.pottstownattorney.com

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  • What should parents expect to happen next?

    son- 22 yrs old caught running 750 lbs of marijuana from mexico to texas. Been in county jail for 4 months- just had Habeus Corpus which reduced bail from $350,000 to $200,000. People have been telling family that he will probably not go to state ...

    Paul’s Answer

    Please get your son an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. With that amount of weight your son is looking at significant jail time. The amount of his bail should be a big clue to you and your husband that this is a vey serious case. Feel free to post additional questions as his should not be taken lightly by you.

    Paul A. Bauer, III
    Paul@Garner-Bauer.com

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  • When a 15 year old is charged as an adult is a psychological evaluation mandatory?

    my son also is on psychiatric meds and also recieved ssi. he has already been sentenced and im waiting for an appeal lawyer to be assigned. his original lawyer provided no defense and agreed with judge and d.a! therefore im worried about the appea...

    Paul’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys that a psychiatric evaluation is not needed, but I cannot see how an attorney who was representing your son could do so effectively without requesting one. I suggest you hire a private attorney as soon as possible.

    Paul A. Bauer, III
    PA Attorney

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  • Can my son's probation be transferred from one county to another in the same state?.If yes how do I go by getting this transfer

    My son has 6 years of probation in Philadelphia,Pa. I would like for my son to serve his probation time where I am living at in another county but,in the same state.

    Paul’s Answer

    Yes. If your son is living in another county he can request a transfer of his probation to the county he lives.

    Paul A. Bauer, III

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  • Can butler county pa probation violate me and detain me? Im confused on whats going on!

    I am on probation in 2 counties in western pa, beaver county and butler county. I have a conspiracy of access device for butler 18 months probation, n im due to get off in oct. N i have 5 years probation for beaver for cashing a scam check. I have...

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    Yes your probation officer can lodge a detainer against you, prior to the new charges being litigated. I would strongly suggest you speak to your attorney, who may be able to convince your probation officer to hold off lodging the detainer until the preliminary hearing is over on the new charges. In any event call our attorney at once.

    Paul A. Bauer,III
    610-970-4961

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  • Your question: "Hi, yesterday I was caught when I changing the tag in Nordtom in PA. The total amount different was $204.

    They took my pic,ss and driver license. Then they asked me to sign 3 papers Including the one banding me To go in Nordtrom for 2 years. They didn't call the police though. I'm so worrying what should I do now

    Paul’s Answer

    I agree with both attorneys. If they were going to file charges they probably would have taken you right then and there, and explained to you that you would be receiving a citation in the mail. Since they didn't, the first attorney is correct you will receive a letter from the company advising you of a civil judgment they will seek from you for a few hundred dollars.

    Paul Bauer

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  • I got a DUI 2 years ago. I had a lawyer at the time, but now my case had to be refiled . What are my chances for dismissal?.

    what if you had an attorney and paid him in full and it was pretty much accepted by the pretrial judge and the arresting officer that i could go for getting into the ard program, only after i submitted for it and started alcohol therapy counseling...

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    I agree with the first two Attorney's that you should look to your written fee agreement with your existing attorney.

    Montgomery County ARD program is working on some of their own issues right now, and I suggest that either your old attorney, or a new one if appropriate should file a request for reconsideration. You should do this as quickly as possible.

    Paul A. Bauer, III

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