Ungraded felonies (rare) would not be reduced to misdemeanors except in certain cases with very specific facts and the District Attorney's consent. Usually, a defendant if guilty would argue for a plea that is less than the felony charge. Otherwise, if innocent, take it to trial and get...View More
It would depend on the facts of the case. I cannot answer with the limited facts provided. In general, the DA's office usually pursues the possession charges, though. However, there could be suppression issues that an experienced attorney could find to suppress the controlled substances...View More
Assuming you have no prior record of convictions, probation is the standard order you will receive. The maximum sentence you face is 1 to 2 years incarceration. However, that maximum usually is ordered for repeat convicts who have multiple convictions.
Assuming you have no prior record of convictions, you will get probation. The maximum sentence you face is 1 to 2 years incarceration. However, that maximum usually is ordered for repeat convicts who have multiple convictions. Hire an attorney and inquire as to whether your county has a first...View More
Think this through. If you fight him, you could be accused of the criminal offense, simple assault. You will be prosecuted and could serve a lengthy term of probation or jail and substantial fines. In terms of suing him in civil court to recover the $200 on the basis of breach of contract, you...View More
If the matter is at the preliminary hearing stage, the person does not have to be there and the officer can testify to the statement the person made to the officer even though that would not be admissible in other courts as it is heresay. So at the preliminary hearing, it is not an issue whether...View More
Your question needs more facts to answer with accuracy. If a judge has ruled in the matter at the Common Pleas County level, then you have to appeal to the Superior Court within 30 days of the decision. If the decision was a decision by a local magisterial district judge, you have 30 days from the...View More
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