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Julian G. Allatt

Julian Allatt’s Answers

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  • I am 17 got a dui and on probation I called my PO and it says that number is no longer assigned to then

    I went to court and I got charged with a dui lost my liscense for 6 months have 20 hours of community service and I'm on probation till December 29th from last week. My PO said I need to tell her everywhere I go past 11 even if I sleep at a friend...

    Julian’s Answer

    Contact the main probation office and ask for her. Do not go without first getting approval.

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  • When you plead guilty to a charge, what happens to your other charges?

    So i got arrested awhile back and my lead charge was simple assault, but they also threw at me 2 harassment, terroristic threats and two other ones. Plead guilty to harrasment. So what happened to my other charges? Do they count as a conviction to...

    Julian’s Answer

    You need to speak to your lawyer and carefully review the plea agreement in your case. Typically, when you to a lesser charge the other counts are dismissed. So while you may have been charged with them, you ultimately were not convicted. In your case I would expect that in exchange for your plea to harassment the other charges were dismissed including the charge of simple assault.

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  • I accidentally shoplifted and not sure what do do.

    I bought a bunch of items at a supermarket today and paid via the self checkout. While loading the items into my car, I saw an item in the cart that was not in a bag. I threw it in and went home. After checking my receipt, I realized that I did...

    Julian’s Answer

    Sometimes lawyers have a way of complicating simple answers. You didn't commit a theft offense because you didn't intend to steal anything. Go give it back and explain yourself. Better yet, do nothing. I doubt very much that anyone will be rolling out CSI for this one. Next time, don't throw the un-bagged item in the car.

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  • Someone I know is on house arrest can someone report them if they know there drinking

    ok if someone is on house arrest can they drink alcohol ? (it is not cause of dui something else)

    Julian’s Answer

    House arrest is an alternative to jail. The ankle monitor typically has a sensor that will detect alcohol consumption. Do not drink on house arrest.

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  • Can I file for expungement in the county where I live or does it have to be filed in the county where the arrest occurred?

    I live in Montgomery County, PA. My arrest for retail theft (pled down to a summary offense) occurred in 1998 in Chester County, PA. I was pregnant at the time so I did not have an ARD. I just pled guilty and paid the fines. It is over 10 year...

    Julian’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Your petition for expungement must be filed in the county where you were convicted. Not only is the county where you were convicted the proper legal jurisdiction, expungement actually involves the physical destruction of records in your case so your petition needs to be filed with the court where the records are located.

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  • My son was accused of rape and kidnapping

    My son received a text message from his friend (they had been talking for 2+ months) that she was going to tell her school she had to leave early, he picked her up, they went to his apt. had "relations", she had her cell phone with her while at hi...

    Julian’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. However, I wrote to point out that there is a big difference between taking a polygraph set up by defense counsel and conducted by a member of the defense team and a polygraph conducted by law enforcement. The former is not an uncommon strategy as it helps the defense attorney weigh the credibility of his or her client's version of events and the entire test is privileged. A test conducted by law enforcement is a different thing altogether. Usually not a good idea.

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  • When does the time start running for filing of a PCRA in PA.

    I'm very confused about the deadline for filing a PCRA. Is it 1 yr from sentencing, 1 yr from denial of Superior Court appeal or 1 yr from Supreme Court refusal to hear appeal?

    Julian’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Mosser completely. You also must still be serving a sentence to be eligible for relief.

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  • Hello I am from Philadelphia and my son has been arrested since 11/09/15 and I want to know what kind of time he is facing.

    he just turned 18 he does not have any prior arrest records for anything and he is being charged twice with these charges aggravated assault,robbery-inflict serious bodily harm,conspiracy,theft by taking-moving property,receiving stolen property...

    Julian’s Answer

    You can help him by ensuring that he has the best legal representation you can find. Those are serious, serious charges. I wish you and your family the best of luck.

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  • I have a gta bench warrant that I need quashed

    I failed to appear for my probation violation for restitution

    Julian’s Answer

    The bench warrant will be vacated once you've made an appearance before the court to address your alleged probation violation. It will not be quashed without you effectively surrendering on the warrant and appearing in court. You need to retain counsel to advise your on your options and make the appropriate arrangements.

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  • What is the best option for Driving under suspension charge (4th 1501 violation) while on ARD?

    Husband was charged 2/2015 with First Offense DUI and possession (no alcohol, but found THC in system and had 1 gram in car), entered the ARD program. Probation until 1/2016, $3500 fines, and Drug classes. Classes are completed, fines are paid of...

    Julian’s Answer

    This is a question best directed towards your attorney. Understanding the best way to proceed here really turns on whether it is properly considered a Drivers Required to be Licensed violation under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1501 or Driving While Operating Privileges Suspended under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(b). If it is a 1543(b) offense because his license was suspended due to the DUI and not restored, if convicted he could face mandatory jail time. You need to seek the advice of your attorney on how to proceed.

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