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I was recently caught with a small amount of marijuana. The police promised me if i was cool with them they would be cool with me and drop charges. They wanted me to go into the station and give them names of drug dealers which i did the day after...
You have a lawyer. Ask him/her.
Our rules of Professional Conduct prevent any attorney from giving advice to a person known to be represented by another attorney.
As a general rule... NEVER talk to the cops without first talking to a lawyer.See question
I was looking for a ballpark figure of what fee to expect for a lawyer to take care of getting into the ARD program from start to finish, including expungement. Also, if you could list some of the services/duties an attorney would need to do for ...
Every lawyer is different. Each possesses different skills, experience, and approach to the case. None will post their fees in a public forum for all to see because every case is different.
The more knowledgeable and experienced charge more because they know that ARD is neither a gift, nor a goal. ARD is the lesser of two evils and a starting point.
ARD has a number of negative aspects. If you have a CDL, your CDL will be disqualified. In addition, contrary to popular belief, it does not wipe the slate clean. ARD remains on your driving record for 10 years. if you get another DUI within the next 10 years, ARD is counted the same as a conviction. Thus, instead of wondering what a lawyer will charge for ARD, your first question should be... Is there something better out there?
If you just want ARD and an expungement, you can expect a lawyer to show up at your hearing, show up at your ARD hearing, complete an expungement petition, and file it. All relatively easy things and can be done very cheaply.
If you want a lawyer to do more than just "show up" that is going to cost more. For example, in every case I represent, I fully investigate the officer's probable cause to stop/detain, probable cause to arrest, and whether the chemical sample was done correctly before I give a tentative recommendation. It is not until I have fully reviewed the discovery packet, including the video of the stop (if available) before I give a final recommendation.
As a lawyer focused exclusively on DUI, and who regularly practices in Lehigh County, I can assure you that your best option is to consult with many lawyers. Most offer free consultations. Many, like me, offer the convenience of an only DUI Case evaluation via the internet.
Go to the attorney's website. Review their cases reviews. Ask for examples of case results (a lawyer should be able to produce a list of case results to show their value), and ask for a fee quote in writing (to show exactly what they will do for this fee) and then choose the best lawyer you can afford.See question
I was charged on 3 May 2017 with 3 misdemeanors in Pennsylvania and have not been contacted by any law enforcement from P.A. at all. My preliminary hearing was scheduled for 6 June 2017 but was continued till 8 Aug 2017. Why would it be continue...
On the Rescheduling Notice, just below the new date and time, there will be a statement of the reason.
However, you should have the assistance of a criminal defense attorney.mSee question
My son, who is 14 (15 in Aug) has lived with his maternal grandparents for the past year and a half where my ex and I signed temporary guardianship. It was the best option at the time because he doesn't want anything to do with his mother and she...
This is NOT the time for DO it yourself. The results are too important!
Get a lawyer ASAP. If you have limited means, contact the Dauphin County Bar Association. They offer a modest means referral service to assist those with low incomes.See question
Owe fines in NC since 2009 and now have moved to PA and was wonder if I can get license PA even tho I haven't paid my fine in NC yet
No. Pennsylvania will not issue a license if you are suspended in another state.See question
I deposited a check via a mobile banking app for $40. I place already endorsed, deposited check back in my wallet to destroy later. I lost my wallet. Person found my wallet, took advantage of the check already being endorsed and changed it to $40...
If the facts are as you say they are, you will need to tell the police this information. Make sure everything you say to the police is true (even the smallest lies make you look guilty) and help the police, as well as the maker of this check, find out who committed the offense.
If the facts are not as you stated, consult with a criminal defense attorney ASAP.See question
I'm compiling my motion to dismiss a case in which a credit card is suing me. Do I include any letters, correspondence etc in my motion (proof of what I'm claiming in my motion) or do I wait for the Plaintiff to request in Discovery? Any prom...
Magisterial District Courts are "small claims" courts. There is no "motions practice" at the MDJ level.
The way to get the case against you dismissed is to go there and win. A word to the wise, having an attorney can help you avoid many pitfalls. For example, the Credit Card Company will have an attorney who will likely try to engage you in conversation prior to the hearing. What you say in that conversation is not protected. If you admit that you owe money, for example, that can prevent a number of defenses from being raised.
Many lawyers will handle an MDJ case for a low fee. It is well-worth the investment.See question
i violated ARD i didnt finish my anger management
It will either be extended or revoked. The decision is up to the judge with the advice of the probation dept. it would be a good idea to have a lawyer, if ARD is revoked, you have the option to either plead guilty or go to trial.See question
While parking my vehicle i tapped into the back of a parked vehicle and there was minimal if any damage last night. I did the field sobriety test and provided breath bit the officer wanted to take me to the hospital to get blood even though it was...
As my colleagues have stated, you likely provided a PBT sample. The decision to refuse the blood sample may result in the suspension of your license for 12 months. However, this would require that the officer advised you of specific requirements before offering you the blood test that you refused. Having an experienced DUI attorney is essential.
At this time, you have a two pronged battle on your hands, First, you need experienced DUI defense counsel. Depending in the date you entered ARD, this may be a First or second offense, even if it is a First, it is not likely you will be eligible for ARD again. Having an experienced DUI attorney can be beneficial in this regard.
As an insurance agent, you may also have an obligation to report your arrest to the Dept. of Insurance, here, again, it is important to have counsel.
In sum, you need the best DUI defense attorney, Most, like me, offer free consultations. Many, like me, offer the convenience of a free online case evaluation allowing you the opportunity to submit your information online.
Do not delay. Your freedom and career depend on the attorney you choose,See question
I'm a college student who was lawfully stopped and processed for DUI of marijuana as well possession of a small amount (less than 5 grams) and paraphernalia. I was very compliant and was released immediately after being processed at the station he...
While ARD is an option, it is neither a gift, nor a goal. Rather, it is the starting point for any good defense attorney. A good defense attorney will examine the basis for the stop, the basis for arrest, and the chemical sample.
While ARD can help you avoid jail time, it comes with a 60 day license suspension, significant costs, and, contrary to popular belief, it does not "wipe the slate clean". ARD remains on your driving record for 10 years and counts as a conviction which can increase a sentence for a second or subsequent offense.
As an attorney who regularly practices in Cumberland County, I assure you there are options. Contact an experienced DUI defense attorney ASAP. Most, like me, offer free consultations, Many, like me, offer the convenience of online case evaluations allowing you the opportunity to submit your information online and receive a response via email.
Do your homework. Review the attorney's knowledge of DUI, not merely criminal, defense, Ask about their record of success and review client reviews. Choosing a DUI defense lawyer is among the most important decision you can make.See question