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Richard Carl Daubenberger

Richard Daubenberger’s Answers

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  • What does a nontrial dispostion means?

    Richard’s Answer

    A Non Trial Disposition ("NTD") can mean several things...any of which are 'not a trial.' For instance, it can mean a plea, a withdrawal of charges, an ARD (alternative disposition with no finding of guilt and the right to expungement), etc.

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  • What if i cannot afford a lawyer for a felony charge?

    Richard’s Answer

    You should contact the Public Defender OR you can contact the local Bar Association as many have a limited fee list of lawyers that agree to handle cases for less then the norm.

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  • If a person is dissatisfied with their lawyer after Suppression Hearing is it a good idea to change him ?

    Richard’s Answer

    The Constitution guarantees you the right to counsel. The law guarantees you the right to effective representation. If you are dissatisfied, you need to switch lawyers expeditiously. You NEED to feel comfortable and believe in your lawyer. However, do not delay as the Court may not permit new counsel if you delay close to the trial...

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  • Is it possible

    Richard’s Answer

    Most lawyers will take an assignment of fees from a valid Personal Injury case. Obviously, it would need to be spelled out in a fee agreement/contract. Since your question sounds like the case is already settled and that you are only waiting on the actual funds, I find it highly probable that an attorney would take an assignment.

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  • If someone bails out before sentencing how can they postpown getin sentenced an then jail?

    Richard’s Answer

    Generally, the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure allow for a postponement of Sentencing. Reasons for such a continuance may include additional professional evaluations (ie - Drug & Alcohol, psychiatric, etc.) and treatment which could then be submitted to the Sentencing Court for review and consideration.

    Specifically, counsel can also request a "report" date in order for one to get their affairts in order prior to incarceration. Every case is different, however 1-2 months in not uncommon.

    Finally, for a Theft by Deception work release can be an option that provides some limited incarceration while allowing restitution to be earned.

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