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  • How do I drop charges or take back a statement I made to someone

    I had made a report to the police bout someone cuz I was mad

    Theodore’s Answer

    Mr. Klein is spot on with his analysis and advice. My question to you is, "How old are you?". Perhaps, you should discuss with your parents.

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  • Was i cited for DUI?

    I was stupid and got pulled over for DUI. I was taken to the station and had to give a blood test. Thing is now, I'm not sure what is going on. The officer was nice enough to take me home after the fact but I didn't receive a ticket or any paperwo...

    Theodore’s Answer

    My colleague , Mr. Hood, has given you excellent advice. Certainly most, if not all criminal defense attorneys on the site will offer a free initial consultation, including myself. Choose carefully, taking into consideration, ability and experience. This is serious business.

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  • Should I have attorney for the arraignment?will it show up in a military BG? What r the penalties?

    Being charged with theft by deception and receiving stolen property. I just got my arraignment notification.

    Theodore’s Answer

    As usual, my colleagues are spot on. Yes, you need a lawyer. You should have had one before this. I you have a deep stabbing pain in your side, do you call a doctor and not treat the problem yourself? I am pretty sure that all lawyers on this site, offer free initial consultations. Find the best.

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  • Will they issue a bench warrant if they dont have an address to put on it?

    I was told they would not Be able to issue a warrant if they did not have an address for me, is this true? The receptionist at the courthouse told me this.

    Theodore’s Answer

    The receptionist!? My colleagues are correct. If you did not appear, "they" will issue a bench warrant. Find an experienced criminal defense attorney (not his or her receptionist) and get the professional assistance you need to possibly avoid going to jail.

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  • Can i be arrested for giving a different name lying to a 911 call?

    Can i get in trouble for lying about my name to a 911 call ? The officer is trying to charge me with a first time misdeminor in pa...when i didnt want to give my name so i wouldnt get hurt. My ex boyfriend is violent and he was staying in a forecl...

    Theodore’s Answer

    The short answer is yes. If you are charged with an offense, contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.

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  • I need to know if they can issue a DUI to someone who was parked in a parking lot

    My nephew got a DUI. He was not driving when they found him he was parked in a parking lot. The story gets complicated because he was with my 8 year old son at the time. I was the one who called the police because he was so drunk he could not comm...

    Theodore’s Answer

    My colleagues are collectively spot on. You probably did the right thing by calling the police under the circumstances that you have mentioned. The safety of your son was the most important consideration. He must contact a very experienced criminal defense attorney who is very familiar with Montgomery County, the police and the court.

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  • What does this Mean I did the 10 hours community service and also paid back most of the restitution .

    Was placed on ARD program February of Last Year under conditions of paying restitution and 10 hours of community Service.. I Recieved a letter stating after consideration of the Praecipe for Removal from ARD by the commonwealth it is ordered that ...

    Theodore’s Answer

    Mt esteemed colleague, Mr. Hood has once again cut to the chase with few words. I suggest that you follow his advice and retain experienced counsel. Or if you were represented for the ARD, contact that attorney.

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  • Can I send a lawyer on my behalf so that I don't have to go to court personally?

    I received a Speeding ticket and pleaded not guilty. I have a court date but it falls on an inconvenient date where I am out of town. This is for those in Pennsylvania

    Theodore’s Answer

    It may be possible for a lawyer to represent you without your attendance. It will depend on the policy of the presiding judge. I have done this on many cases. I suggest that you retain a lawyer who is familiar with the court and the police department.

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  • ARD possible facing felony charges ???

    How good of a chance will I get ARD in Bucks County PA. It's twelve charges of 3rd degree felonies. Access device fraud, theft, and possession of stolen property. The amount states that was taken is wrong. First time offender. Willing to pay back ...

    Theodore’s Answer

    This is the second time you have posted this question. Apparently you didn't like the answers from the attorneys the first time around. Their answers won't change.

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  • What will happen when I go to the court house to turn myself in. Should I get a public defender to fldefend me.

    I have been trying to call a probation officer because my case was transferred from Doylestown pa which is bucks county, and I got my case transferred to berks county. And I was working a job where it was 12 hour shifts so I would call and email h...

    Theodore’s Answer

    Mr. Hyde is spot on. Whatever you do, be represented by an experienced attorney who is familiar with Bucks County.

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