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  • I have been convicted of criminal possession intent to deliver in PA with a New York driver license. Do I hire pa or ny attorney

    Pled guilty and did 5 months in jail. At court no mention of driver license suspension was mentioned I guess it automatic in PA with a drug charge. I got a letter from PA saying my privileges were suspended so I filled out the from and sent it in....

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    It sounds like you need a NY lawyer to handle the drivers license issue because it is the state where you are licensed. I can say you are not entitled to credit toward a suspension while incarcerated under PA law

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  • Am I able to get this expunged? Likelihood? Alternatives? ARD? You can review the case online Docket is CP-11-CR-0000381-2012

    My son is five years old. I have had full custody since he was 2 years old. His mother has not seen him since he turned 1. I am engaged and me and my fiancé purchased a home here in New Brighton, PA. She is a English teacher in the Pittsburgh regi...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    I just reviewed your docket. You are not able to get this criminal conviction expunged. ARD is a program that you would have had to applied for and been accepted into as an alternative to pleading guilty. I don't believe you would have been accepted into the program based on the charges. Unfortunately, you are stuck with charges on your record.

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  • When/if a prosecuting lawyer does not give a closing argument; is it illegal for the defense lawyer to give a closing argument.

    I've heard several times if the prosecution doesn't give a closing then the defense will not be allowed to give one either.

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    It is perfectly permissible. I've never seen a prosecutor waive his closing argument.

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  • What happens if I get caught with an 1/8 of weed on a bail binds what should I do

    I've been on bail for close then I year and I was just driving home with a couple of friends and I had an 1/8 of weed in me

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Hyde. The DA's office will likely file a motion to revoke/increase your bail on the first case. You should let your attorney know about the situation right away.

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  • What can I do to have my boyfriend be able to live with me again?

    Last Tuesday there was an incident between my fiancé and myself at our apartment. He is currently on parole for a drug related offense. I am not on parole, was never on any kind of drug, and I was never involved with the law before. The incident w...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    Not too much you can do. You made allegations against him and the PO is reacting to what you did. Tough lesson to learn that you shouldn't play games when it comes to a real life situation.

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  • If I held a 9mm up by the window as I drove past someone not pointing it at them can I be charged

    I was driving and a guy cut me off with my pregnant wife in the car then started to flip me off and wave an just be rude so I passed him in passing zine an drove ahead and wen we got to one light he kept doing stuff to agitate me an wen we came to...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    It sounds like the police charged you with terroristic threats. The post is difficult to understand. You should mix in some punctuation.

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  • How long does an endangerment of a child charge stay on your record in the state of PA?

    My boyfriend's two children were in the house when he was arguing with his ex wife and she called the cops. There was no physical abuse, so the cops had to charge him with something and got him for child endangerment because they were downstairs i...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Kenny. Your question is not clear on what stage the case is at. If it is already a conviction, then it is not able to be removed.

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  • Civil Demand how do they work? Will my PO know!?

    I got caught shoplifting a year ago and am currently on probation for it, yesterday I went out of state and got caught again the total came to $532. They contacted the police, but did not have us arrested, but they did file a civil demand... I'm j...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    You shouldn't be posting on a public forum if you are trying to keep the information from your probation officer.

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  • I'm meeting my public defender the day of the preliminary hearing, how would they know what's going on?

    I was told I will be meeting my pd the day of my preliminary hearing, that doesn't make any sense why is it being done that way. They wont be able to really help me

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    That is the reason why you should hire a private attorney.

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