I was cited for underage drinking at a concert. The officer then patted me down and took my wallet out of my pocket and searched it without my consent and found a fake identification.
This has the potential to be a fairly complicated issue. I agree with my colleague, you need to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney.See question
I've been discharge from the military with a general discharge under honorable condition for failing my pt test will the discharge change to honorable
There is no "automatic" change to your characterization of service after discharge. Moreover, it is difficult to answer whether a general (under honorable conditions) discharge will have an adverse impact on your ability to obtain a government job as that question is highly dependent on the position for which you are applying. There are however ways one can petition to have their characterization of service changed. The standards that must be met are different depending on the board. Find an attorney experienced in discharge upgrade/records correction to help.See question
I was stopped by state police in Scranton, Pennsylvania for swerving they were only behind me for less than 20 seconds before turning on their lights. They suspected that i was under the influence which i denied and refused the field sobriety beca...
Pennsylvania is an implied consent jurisdiction. This means that when you get a drivers license you agree to consent to a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine (officer's choice not yours) when the police can articulate a reasonable belief that you were driving under the influence of something. The burden placed on law enforcement to justify the request for a chemical test is very low thus having a lawyer, with the ability to communicate wth the police, involved in your case early can stop the potential suspension associated with the refusal. Also, if this is your first offense, there are programs that significantly lessen the impact that this arrest will have on your life. Frankly, if you called an attorney who told you to just sit and wait, I would find another attorney to call. I get much better results for my clients being proactive versus reactive. Good luck.See question
My brother in trouble
I agree with my colleagues here...Also, your chances for getting bail pending appeal are highly dependent on the underlying conviction. You need a competent criminal defense attorney to guide you through this process.See question
I got a dui in February in PA. My court docket says dui 1st offense highest tier. It is my third dui within the last 10 years. Can the prior dui's be held against me?
Often times police file charges before they have the certified criminal history showing your prior convictions. The rules allow for the criminal complaint to be amended in cases like this so it's likely that this will be corrected moving forward. You definitely need to contact a qualified criminal defense attorney with particular experience with these types of cases.See question
I was at a party and it was busted, but no one was breathalyzed. We all received disorderly conducts.
I agree with the other posts, disorderly conduct is a much better alternative than UAD as it does not carry a license suspension. At any rate, no breathalyzer test is necessary to obtain a conviction for UAD in PA.See question
In 2006 I won greencarlottery and was denied visa saying that I don't have my high school certificate !even tough I had it but I had a french high school certificate andwhat they wanted to see is an Ivorian high school certificate ! in my case ...
This is a question best posed to a qualified immigration attorney. Good luck!See question
I HAD TOOK THE DUI CLASSES IN LUZERNE PA AND NEVER RECEIVED A CERTIFICATION TO RENTESTATE MY LICENCE
I agree with my colleagues on this...I would add that you may be able to get a copy of this from the Probation officer that supervised you during that period of time. Additionally, it is important that you confirm with PennDOT the specific reason they are not restoring your license. Many people are unaware that there is a fee payable to PennDOT to restore your license. Good luck!See question
On probation for theft got DUI also driving under suspension first DUI in 14 year . I blew a .108 waiting on blood work.
I agree with my colleagues...If your license is currently suspended related to a previous DUI you may have some significant exposure on that charge alone. With regard to the BAC concentration, there are ways to fight that but they would all require an attorney experienced with defending these types of cases.See question
I was just with a criminal defense lawyer but he seemed to know more about me before I said it. Could it be he is a detective and not a lawyer. He didn't give me a receipt after I gave him a retainer.
I agree with my colleagues on this...Remember that when one is arrested it generates a certain amount of public information typically available online that we as attorneys often review before meeting with clients. This is a practice I've gotten into so that we (the client and myself) can have an intelligent conversation about the case. Hope this helps.See question