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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a D&A treatment program legally require you to stop taking perscription medication?

I recievced a dui and had minimal amounts in my system at the time with zero record or history of abusing my medication. Perscription is Medical Marijuana for the last 2 years

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jun 16, 2021

Any trace of marijuana in your system makes it illegal to drive. It is a per se DUI. So while Marijuana is rapidly legalizing the DUI laws are showing no signs of changing in that regards. Can a treatment program force you to stop taking marijuana is another matter entirely. Typical attorney... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What does it mean when it says sentence confinement other
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jun 15, 2021

Depends on the context in which it is written. It may mean a variety things. It may mean an alternative confinement such as house arrest or work release. Or it may mean probation in some circumstances. Your best bet is to contact a local attorney who will have experiences with the dockets in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: See why yes did find me on found it in this alleged allegation, but I still had criminal charges. What do I do next.

I just can't understand f c y s investigated if found it unfounded, but the police department saying that still charges. My understanding the same information that was given to c y s was giving to the police and I do understand the police has more resources just want to know what is my next... Read more »

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jun 15, 2021

First, C & Y has a very different burden of proof than the police. Often times they come to different conclusions. Your attorney will be able to review their file to see if there are issues you can use in their defense. Because of the different standards it is not unusual for one agency to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: what is the typical procedure when someone is in jail for simple assault charges but cannot post bail & has court 5/19

What happens at the court appearance? How long can he be in jail for?

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on May 17, 2021

If they can't post bail the sherrifs will take them to court. It does depend on the court listing and/or the status of the case. Many counties are still usimg video conferencing to handle court proceedings for inmates. His attorney could apply for a bail modification if nothing else is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: My ex is very in consistent with our 2 year old daughter is it possible that he will get custody?

My ex is in and out of our daughters life and only gets involved when it is convenient for him he does nothing to support her he can’t even show up to work on time let alone everyday... he drinks all day everyday and can’t keep stable living, domestic relations can’t find an address for him... Read more »

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on May 11, 2021

Custody cases are very fact specific. Him saying that he is going to fight for custody and him actually going through the process are two very different things. The simple fact of the matter is there are 16 custody factors that the judge is charged to consider. Your best bet is to consult with an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: What is the legal statue on filming a minor at a public park in Pennsylvania with out parental consent?
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on May 11, 2021

Simply video taping in a public place, even a minor, is not in and of itself a crime or cause of action. Consent or permission would not be required. However, if the video tape were being used for some illicit purpose, sexual gratification, or was taken in a place where the person who had a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Wrongful Death, Criminal Law and Legal Malpractice for Pennsylvania on
Q: The cops parked in our bar parking lot, facing the door, and watched customers exit this business, get into their car.

The cops then pulled this person over for suspicion of DUI....is this some firm of entrapment?

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 16, 2021

Entrapment is an officer inducing you to do something you wouldnt otherwise do. Which is not the caae here. However, simply leaving a bar parking lot is probably insufficient for a car stop.

With other factors present it can be considered by the officer in forming reasonable suspiscion...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: What can be used in defense of someone accused with providing false information to a police officer?

The person provided law enforcement with what they believe, or had reasonable grounds to, was the truth of the situation. The defendant has a prior charge only a few years old in which the same was accused and the defendant did not contest the charges at that time, although just like this... Read more »

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 14, 2021

With all due respect... what? Not trying to be rude but there is literally no way of answering this question. You, very appropriately, try to keep the details sparse so you cant be identified but they are so sparse I can't fathom how you could hope to get a response.

From what I...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Health Care Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a cop detain me in cuff in my own house when I was not violent or yelling; I was eating. They also injured me.

The one cop was very aggressive and used unnecessary force and illegal detainment. now they want to charge me with BS to coverup their mistake due to them on ego trip.

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 7, 2021

The problem with your question is that it lacks the context needed to answer. Why they were in your home matters. For instance, many police departments will cuff a person when they are executing a search warrant. Your simply stating "you are not violent" doesn't mean that you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on
Q: My name is Krista, I’m a victim in a criminal case and I pressed charges on my boyfriend but I want to drop them

He’s a convicted felon and was Charged with it kidnapping burglary theft reckless endangerment aggravated assault simple assault and possession of a firearm

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Dec 18, 2020

Once charges are filed by the Commonwealth you no longer have the ability to drop them. You become an important witness in the case but the case is the District Attorney's. Those charges sound very serious and very few DAs would simply walk away from that case. Remember their job is to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a defendant be held in contempt if the plaintiff and defendant exchange their child during arranged custody times?

The PFA allows contact when it pertains to the child.

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Nov 15, 2020

It depends (I know, not the answer anyone wants). For just a cuatody exchange the answer is no. However, in my experience if something gets said that isnt custody related the answer is yes. Which is why so many family attorneys recommend custody exchanges at police stations in these types of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it legal to have sexual relations with a 15 year old girl if the guy is 18 and her parents give permission?
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Nov 13, 2020

No. Her parents consent is meaningleas as minors are no longer considered chatels. Many a young man has ruined his life based on what you are describing.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: How do i deal with a second DUI while on probation and revoked ARD for first DUI ?

got a second DUI i crashed my vehicle with my 2 young children in rhe vehicle while on probation and in the ARD program but was revoked

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Nov 1, 2020

You get an attorney ASAP. Having the two kids in the car is a serious aggravating factor. Being on ARD for the first is another. You are looking at mandatories in both cases. An attorney can help you check for defenses and try to minimize the time you actually spend in jail. They probably will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Trying to find out if something is legal in state of Pa

I have been on probation since 2015, I recently got to summary offenses. My probation officer gave me three months house arrest in an extra two years probation. I'm trying to find out if that's legal to do or if I have a chance to fight this.

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Oct 26, 2020

It depends on the fact of the case. If you are probation and violate they can sentence you accordingly. Nothing about your initial facts sounds any alarms. Unusual that you would get such a harsh sentence for summary violations. But if you already have been sentenced then you are in the clock... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: How many Tattoo Artist and my old apprentice who quit unexpectedly He took some items that weren’t his

He quit without notice and when I asked for my items back he was reluctant to do them even give me grief about when I needed them

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Oct 10, 2020

I am not sure I see a question? Yiu could aue him for the items or report it to the police as a theft. The police usually dont like to get involved in business disputes but they might investigate further.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: How long does Pennsylvania have to arraign someone in jail?

My boyfriend is on probation, so he caught a new charge, and is obviously now sitting in jail on probation violation, and new charges. He has not even been arraigned yet. Is that legal?

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Oct 4, 2020

I have to be honest, I am a little cobfused by your question. There are a few conflicts. I will give a general response.

When a person who is on probation geta new charges usually a bench warrant is issued from the department to arrest and detain the person. Almost always the PO puts...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a parent get in trouble if a child stumbles upon content in their phone ?
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Oct 1, 2020

Depends on the content. Depends on what "stumbles" means. Depends on who the child is. Depends on who reported it and to whom they reported it. Depends on a lot of things. Generally, there is no real good answer to this question. Don't post more facts online as you don't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My so called friend told me I could borrow his quad and then I got caught driving it and it’s impounded .Says I stole It

The police have told me I would be charged with theft and other citations waiting in mail due to running from police but there is no title for the quad at least in his name and he’s saying I stole it . Could I be charged with theft?

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Sep 19, 2020

Sure. They can charge you with theft if they have probable cause to believe that you took the vehicle without permission. Your flight could also be used against you as "consciousness of guilt." I am confused by yiur question about title... are you saying they stild the vehicle??... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Q: Are you allowed to give your lawyer the questions you want asked at custody modification hearing?
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Sep 19, 2020

Sure, but they dont have to ask them. There are plenty of reasons you want to ask those questions but there may be good reasons not to ask them. If you hired an attorney you trusted them to get you a result. Presumably they have litigated more of these hearings than you have. If you dont trust... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you be charged with theft of a vehicle By a perso who doesn’t have a titile?
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Sep 18, 2020

Depends on what you mean by "doesnt have a title." Importantly, unless they are a police offixer they cant charge you with a crime, they can accuse you and the police can charge you. This is an important distinction because they are just witnesses in the case. Most people who are... Read more »

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