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  • Is there a way avoid license suspension with a underage possession charge, for I need my license to work.

    I was written up at a football game with a water bottle slightly filled with bacardi. I wasn't breathalyzed, but I told the police officer the truth of drinking and what not. I need my license to work and live where I am, if I can not drive I migh...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Hire an attorney immediately that handles these types of cases so they can talk with the officer and try and work something out before a hearing. An attorney will also go over any defenses that you may have as well as all of your options.

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  • Can I be charged with refusing a chemical test if it was not listed as one of the charges on my preliminary hearing notice?

    I was charged with a DUI for controlled substances, and the official charge listed on my Preliminary Hearing Notice is for violation of Title 75 Section 3802-D1, but the officer stated that I refused a blood test in his affadavit of probable cause...

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would retain counsel who handles DUI cases. There are two seperate issues that have to be dealt with. (1) The DUI charge which is a criminal offense and (2) the refusal which is civil and handled separately. An attorney will be able to go over your case with you including any defenses that you may have.

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  • Should I plead not guilty or guilty to a reckless driving ticket after an accident?

    Recently I was driving on the turnpike and out if no where the vehicle in front of me slammed on their breaks, I attempted to swerve to avoid hitting them by swerving but inadvertently hit another driver. The only reported injuries were to my wife...

    Zachary’s Answer

    It's always good to enter a plea of not guilty and consult with an attorney. Something may be able to be worked out at the hearing which would be better for you in the long run.

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  • My son was cited with underage drinking. He was a a school function and the police took him to the station, asked him questions

    contacted me and asked him to perform a breath test; he refused. There is not other evidence. They gave him the citation at the police station. I thought police weren't allowed to arrest you for underage unless you were a danger to yourself or ...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Contact a local attorney to review your son's case to go over all possible options as well as any possible defenses.

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  • What does 3362 (a) (2) mean on a speeding ticket plus the comment aggressive driving

    DOING 62.7 IN A 55 mph ZONE PER CLOCKED

    Zachary’s Answer

    This refers to the statute number for "maximum speed" or speeding in the vehicle code. Hire an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney may be able to help you avoid fines as well as points.

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  • DUI help, what should I do?

    A couple of weeks ago I was pulled over shortly after smoking a bowl of marijuana. The cop confiscated my paraphernalia and the approximately 2 grams of pot that I had on me. I did some field tests and eventually was cuffed and taken to the hospit...

    Zachary’s Answer

    First thing you should do is hire a DUI Attorney Immediately to go over all your options.

    ARD which stands for Accelerated Rehabilitated Disposition is a first time offenders program. If and when you successfully complete this program you will (1) earn a dismissal of the charges (2) avoid a criminal record (3) avoid jailtime and (4) recieve a 1-2 month suspension rather than 1 year. Each County runs its own ARD program so you want to make sure to talk with an experienced DUI attorney who understands the rules in the County where you were arrested.

    Most attorneys offer a free consultation. I suggest you contact one as soon as possible to go over all your options.

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  • DUI charges

    My friend got a DUI charge for smoking marijuana before driving... On the record, it says that she is male, can she get out of the charges for that reason?

    Zachary’s Answer

    Have your friend contact a qualified DUI attorney to discuss this matter. It is highly unlikely that the case will just be dismissed based on what you describe however there may be some other mistakes that were made by the police.

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  • Is it possible to get a Tier III DUI (.14 + marijuana) knocked down to a Tier I?

    2nd offense, but over 10 years old. DUI checkpoint. No accident.

    Zachary’s Answer

    Contact an attorney ASAP so they can review your case and see what options are available including any possible defenses.

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  • If arrested for a DUI in Montgomery County, PA, is it important to get a local lawyer over a Philadelphia lawyer?

    Tier III DUI; .14, marijuana, no accident, DUI checkpoint.

    Zachary’s Answer

    The most important thing to do now is to hire an experienced DUI attorney who is familiar with the rules in Montgomery County because each County handles DUI's differently. Most attorneys in Montgomery County will give you a free
    consultation.

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  • Suspicion of DUI? what happens next??

    my husband was arrested for 'suspicion of DUI' in PA one week ago. he passed the field test, took a breathalyzer but not given any results, then, was taken to the station for a blood test where the result was .09 BAC. They towed our car and lat...

    Zachary’s Answer

    First, I would make sure to immediately retain a DUI attorney in the area where your husband was arrested and not just wait for the paperwork. He will be charged in PA not in NY because this is where it occurred but there MAY be implications in NY as well depending on what takes place on PA.

    ARD which stands for Accelerated Rehabilitated Disposition is a first time offenders program. If and when your husband successfully completes this program he will (1) earn a dismissal of the charges (2) avoid a criminal record (3) avoid jailtime and (4) recieve a 1-2 month PA suspension rather than 1 year. Each County runs its own ARD program so you want to make sure to talk with an experienced DUI attorney who understands the rules in the County where you were he arrested.

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