The police pulled me over because I matched the description of somebody jumping fences and then after I gave him a statement and told him that I didn't jump any fences he said the car smelt like marijuana. I told him where it was and he found less...
You may or may not actually receive a disorderly conduct citation. The other thing you could receive is a summons for the misdemeanor charge of possession of a small amount of marijuana. Either way, you should contact an attorney because there may be ways to avoid either one of those from actually going on your criminal record. To answer your question about the summary, for the summary citation of disorderly conduct, the maximum penalty is 90 days in jail and a $300 fine. In practice, jail usually does not occur. But again, if you pay a fine you are effectively pleading guilty to a crime, which could have long-lasting inhibiting effects. I would contact a local York County attorney as soon as possible.See question
I got into a verbal and physical altercation seven years ago . I never had any other criminal offenses against me and I am now 43 years old .
Summary offenses can be expunged after five (5) years from the date of conviction, as long as there has been no subsequent criminal conduct or prosecution. That said, it is not automatic and a petition still needs to be drafted and filed with the court of common pleas and it granted by a judge. I think it usually wise to seek the joinder of the Commonwealth, through the District Attorney's Office, prior to filing the expungement, as it makes the process more seamless and effective. I would definitely suggest hiring local York County Counsel to assist you in both drafting and properly filing the expungement so everything goes through as planned.See question
Trying to find out if my attorney is licensed to practice
The first issue is that you hired an attorney while concerned whether or not he or she is licensed to practice law. I would suggest speaking with the individual and then reconsidering your decision in the first place.See question
If someone has been charged with a felony f3 and later the charge gets withdrawn, can he/she hire a criminal lawyer to make the f3 to a misdemeanor to avoid getting his/her immigration status jeopardized?
If the F3 was withdrawn, that person could hire an attorney to seek expungement, as the data is non-conviction data and therefore eligible for expungement. Additionally, if the F3 was withdrawn and the person plead to a misdemeanor, a partial expungement for the case may be sought to expunge the F3 data.See question
I got pulled over Friday night for a bench warrant that I didn't know I had. But then the officer didn't ask for license insurance or registration. Then proceeded to give me sobriety tests. When he arrested me he never read me rights
You should definitely get local York County Counsel as soon as possible to represent you as it is very important in DUI matters to get started very proactively, early on in your case in order to mitigate the outcome, including the impact on your license and what is usually mandatory jail time. There are multiple ways to lessen and change the outcome, depending upon the scenario, however there is a specific roadmap that must be followed in order to be successful in achieving such dispositions. Having an attorney navigate this for you early and throughout will put you in a very good position come time for your case to be disposed of. Regarding whether a police officer has to read your rights, depends upon the specific scenario and what is occurring at the time you were actually being interrogated. A local attorney will be best placed to analyze your scenario and make those determinations.See question
My bf is in jail for his 4th dui what can happen ...how long will get and when he gets out will he be on house arrest
When someone is at this level of DUIs there is mandatory prison sentencing (at least 1-5y). That said, there is one other option to pursue, which does incorporate prison, but also treatment. If accepted, it would probably result in a lesser overall prison sentence. The bottom line is he needs to be very proactive. I would definitely suggest hiring a local York County attorney to go see him for a consult in order to provide him direction to get started proactively as soon as possible and then also begin the represention of him.See question
I was in a car accident I fell asleep behind the wheel working seven days a week did it.. Police charged me with a DUI but I wasn't drunk I don't drink. I had a concussion so I'm not really sure what happened jus off what people tell me happened. ...
Have you been charged yet, do you have a copy of your criminal complaint and affidavit of probable cause? A lot more needs to be filled in here before advice can be given by an attorney.See question
Wanted to know if this carried points or suspension
Yes this carries 3 points. Only in certain certain circumstances does it carry a suspension of your drivers license. In York County, I definitely suggest you hire a local attorney to represent you, as they will be in the best position to negotiate with the officer in order to achieve a citation which doesn't carry any points. Please keep in mind that any points or suspensions which get assessed to your drivers license will cause your insurance premiums to be hiked up for a number of years.See question
i got a speeding ticket for doing 77 in a 60 mph zone on the highway but the cop said i was going 9mph over so how could i be doing 77 if i was 9 mph over the limit
The officer may have been doing this because he was giving you a break. I would note however that the current speeding ticket does carry points on your drivers license, so it may be worth pleading not guilty and having a hearing in order to see if the officer will give you a further break to avoid points on your license and the significant insurance premium hikes that go with them. If you're interested in accomplishing this, I would hire local York County Counsel in order to pursue this end.See question
My friend was charged with a felony aggravated assault and it got pled down to a simple assault. When he went for a job, the aggravated assault came up on his background check. Isn't it only right that this comes off so it doesn't seriously hinder...
Yes, this does have the ability to be expunged because it is non-conviction data. That said, in order for that to actually happen an expungement petition needs to be drafted, filed and argued before the court in order for a court of common pleas judge to grant the expungement requested. I highly suggest hiring local York county counsel to represent your friend in reference to this expungement petition. One thing I always try to do when filing an expungement petition is reach out to the district attorneys office prior to filing, in order to seek and obtain a joinder in this expungement petition. That will make things go far smoother in getting it granted by the Court.See question