Was on probation for six months for second dui.. Did 3 months of work release.. 3 month house arrest.. Was off probation before my 18 month suspension was up on my license.. But I'm still required by court to do the ignition interlock system.. My ...
You no longer need a probation officer because you completed your probation. The PennDOT approved vendor, who installs the ignition interlock system, will provide PennDOT with the required certification that you have followed all of the required rules after you have completed the required term of having an interlock restricted license. The vendor should have a list of rules that you must follow and should be able to answer any questions that you may have. If they are unable to answer your questions to your satisfaction, consult an attorney.
Driving with an interlock restricted license in a vehicle without an interlock ignition system can result in: 1) a misdemeanor charge; 2) a fine ranging from $300-$1000; and 3) a sentence of incarceration of not more than 90 days. Disobeying the rules can increase the amount of time that the interlock systems are in your registered vehicles.See question
i am being charged with a DUI and a misdemeanor child endangerment but was not driving or even in the car. the police are basically going off of assumption with no proof or evidence. i am in nursing school and just want this to be done and over wi...
Technically, a DUI defendant is not eligible for Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition if "[t]here was a passenger under 14 years of age in the motor vehicle the defendant was operating."See question
I completed the a.r.d.program in March 2016. I finally had the money to pay the expungement few this month. It shows on my socket sheet it has been filed at the d.a. office. What happens next?
At this point, you can no longer control what happens. Although you have to wait for the process to complete, you should call the Clerk of Courts to verify that everything is in order.See question
I had the cops show up to my house with a search warrant. They did not find a ring that they said i stole the day before at a house i visited for work purposes. However the cop says he is still probably going to charge me with the crime. I have an...
Based on the information that you provided, you are facing a minimum sentence ranging from 3-16 months. Other factors can affect your sentence. It is important that you speak with an attorney to start planning your defense as soon as possible.See question
I have been to the doctors and they've prescribed me non-narcotic medicine and i am still not allowed to take anything. My doctor has also put me on temporary disablity from work. I have been suffering debilitating pain for a month now and for t...
To be safe, you should hire an attorney to file a motion with the Court to get permission to take the medication in advance if you believe that your probation officer will violate your probation. If you are detained, the correctional facility may give you pain medication if you have the prescription and a note from the doctor. You can call the facility to find out the proper procedures for getting your prescriptions. Ultimately, you are in a situation that you need the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.See question
I had a meeting with my probation officer and was leaving in the morning to go to the meeting when my father and I had an argument and the police were called. He tried to attack me and I ran and damaged property while running away. The police stop...
I agree with Cary. You need to contact your PO as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the worse it looks. It would be helpful to hire a lawyer to help assist and advise you in dealing with the new case and with the detainer issued by your PO.
William R. BickertonSee question
i have no criminal background
You are facing serious consequences. You need to talk to a Philly criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible because you have a lot at stake. In addition, an attorney needs to read your paperwork to understand your case and to advise you properly. My following answer is based on the limited information provided by your question so go see a lawyer.
If you had a loaded gun or possessed ammunition for the gun, you are potentially facing a standard range minimum sentence between 12 and 24 months (in a State Correctional Institution). If there are mitigating or aggravating factors, a judge can add or subtract 12 months.
If you had an unloaded gun and did not possess any ammunition for the gun, you are potentially facing a minimum sentence ranging from 6-14 months (in a county jail or possibly a State Correctional Institution). If there are mitigating or aggravating factors, a judge can add or subtract 6 months.
State Motivational Boot Camp is available in both of the preceding scenarios.See question
The citation reads that she "Must". This is her first offense. She admits to the charge. How do I proceed?
You do not have to hire a lawyer, but it would be best to get a consultation with a local criminal defense lawyer (You can usually get a free consultation). Even though she may admit to the charge and be "guilty," she may be able to get the charge withdrawn/dismissed by taking a class or performing community service. It would be well worth your time to explore your daughter's options.See question
Is burglery a violent crime if it was a break in at a stand at a park, 20 years ago? My fiancee is in a SCI in PA for receiving stolen goods, he was to get out on oct 20, 2008 (parole) but the gov. of pa pulled all releases for Pa and now the SCI ...
Burglary of a stand at a park is not a "crime of violence" (See 42 Pa.C.S. § 9714(g)). But the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole is part of the Executive branch, not the Judicial. The Board looks at the sentence as if it is a flat sentence, which is contrary to county sentences.
Getting paroled at your minimum sentence is viewed as a privilege not a right. In other words, a 5 to 10 year sentence is a 10-year sentence. The Board does not have to parole you before you have served 10 years. -BillSee question
hello my problem is i was up on a probation violation and missed the court hearing and i was wondering if there is ne way to avoid goin to jail because i am a single mom and do not wanna loose my lil girl im all she has
This is a rather tricky question to answer without more information. Ultimately, it is up to the judge's discretion whether to send you to jail or give you another punishment. Part of this may depend on whether your violation a technical violation or a violation for a conviction. However, the best advice I can offer is to get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer will be able to advocate on your behalf. I also advise you to check to see if the judge issued a bench warrant for you missing the court hearing.
William R. Bickerton , Esq.