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  • Can I receive house arrest for my 3rd DUI. I have 2 jobs and can't lose them? I live in Erie pa this happened in elk county 130

    I received my 3rd DUI .2 bac. I cooperated and the police said they would talk to da state I was respectful and very cooperative

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would make sure to talk with an attorney in the county where this occurred ASAP!! Every county handles house arrest differently, in fact some don't even offer it. Others do an IPP type sentence where part of the sentence would be in jail and part would be on House Arrest. An experienced attorney in the county where the arrest occurred will go over all of this with you as well as discuss any possible defenses in your case.

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  • A friend just got charged with 1. DUI Gen/Inc of driving safely 4th off & Sub.off . 2. DUI highest Rte of alc bac .16+ 3rd off

    3. Driving w/ no insp. It says a min of 1 year imprisonment for 1st charge Can he get house arrest? and what amount of jail time would he have to do before hopefully getting house arrest

    Zachary’s Answer

    Your friend should immediately retain local counsel who deals with DUI cases. Every county does things differently when it comes to sentencing and the different options that not or may no be available. A qualified DUI attorney will look at your friends case and go over any defenses as well as go over all the options he/she will have.

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  • My son missed his preliminary hearing in Pa for dui. First offense, no priors. Just thought it was tomorrow. What do we do?

    first offense no priors 25 years old

    Zachary’s Answer

    Contact an attorney ASAP who handles DUI in the County where this occurred so this can be taken care of and if a bench warrant was issued it can be lifted immediately.

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  • I was issued 2 tickets while my car was parked in a shopping center for an expired inspection sticker, is this legal?

    The description on the ticket states that the officer saw me pulling into the shopping plaza. Instead of pulling me over when she saw me, she waited for me to park my car & circled the lot before she issued the ticket. No ticket was left on my car...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Hire an attorney that handles traffic matters in the area where this occurred. Many times an attorney can talk with the officer at court and work something out.

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  • What should we do about his license?

    My boyfriend got his 3rd dui in 2008. His case is adjudicated and he is still awaiting sentencing. Nothing have been said about the case since November 2008. He wants to get his license and Harrisburg said he can but he doesn't know what to do abo...

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would have him talk with his attorney who is representing him in the case in which he is awaiting sentencing.

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  • I refused a Chemical Test how am I getting charged with charges below

    Grade Description M DUI: Gen Imp/Inc of Driving Safely - 1st Off M2 Resist Arrest/Other Law Enforce S Acci Dam To Unattended Veh Or Propert S Careless Driving M DUI: Controlled Substance or Metabolite 1st Offense

    Zachary’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues and you should hire an experienced DUI Attorney who practices in the county where this occurred. There is a lot more information that is needed and an attorney will go through with you all possible options as well as defenses.

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  • ARD a 2nd time

    Had a DUI about 12 years ago and was in the ARD program. I just got arrested this past weekend for DUI in Bucks county. Is there any chance of getting ARD again since it's been more than 10 years? If they don't file in the 5 days does that mean ...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Hire an experienced DUI attorney in Bucks County should be your first step. The DA's office will consider ARD but its on a case by case basis and is certainly not a guarantee. As my colleague Mr. Hood stated, they will not just dismiss your case if not filed within 10 days. Again, hire a good DUI attorney who will go over all your options and possible defenses.

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  • Can a DUI be reduced at the Preliminary hearing and if so, is it likely?

    I was arrested at the end of February 2014 for DUI, they just filed the charges this week in Pennsylvania. The police said if I make some drug buys for them that could help me. What are the chances if I make several buys like they want that they w...

    Zachary’s Answer

    First and foremost make sure you hire a good attorney who practices in this area. It is never a guarantee that the District Attorneys office will lower or drop a DUI at the preliminary. You should not enter into an agreement or proffer with the police to make "drug buys" without talking with an attorney. Again, you have a lot of variables in play here and an attorney would want to know more about tr underlying DUI as well. I strongly suggest reaching out to a qualified DUI attorney who can go over all of your options with you as well as possible defenses.

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  • Underage drinking expunging?

    I went to the magistrate and paid the court fine. I accepted the license suspension and classes. Ill be taking the classes soon but my license suspension will be in September to November. I was wondering if this will be expunged from my record aft...

    Zachary’s Answer

    I would make sure that you talk with an attorney in the area where this occurred. If you pled guilty to underage drinking you would be able to have that expunged when you turn 21 years of age. It is always good to talk with an attorney before entering any plea because there may be a defense that you can use or a problem with the commonwealth's case against you.

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  • DUI process

    If the preliminary hearing was waived and also the arraignment, will there definately be a pre trail conference if the person is attempting to enter the ARD program?

    Zachary’s Answer

    It will depend on the County you are in and the Judge. Some Judges will continue the pre-trial conference while your ARD application is pending while other will still want you to appear. I want to make sure you go into this with an attorney who is familiar with the rules of Court and will make sure that you get the very best possible outcome in your case.

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