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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: I had a dui 17 years ago and was given ard. I just got one again. Could I get ard again?
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 25, 2020

Some counties allow a second DUI ARD. Many dont. The only way to get this answer is to contact a local attorney. Lancaster County has very specific rules to get ARD and if you dont adhere to them strictly they will deny.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was diagnosed with severe PTSD and my Dr wrote a note saying until I am mentally better that I was not able to attend

any appts with my lawyer and court proceedings she says any more stress I will have a mental breakdown was informed by lawters assistant I had to go to court or a bench warrant would be issued I mental am worse than I was at drs

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 25, 2020

That type of note from your doctor generally isnt sufficient to excuse you from court appearances (if you are the defendant).

This is really a conversation you should have with your attorney. You cant, and shouldnt, provide us with the information we need to comment online. If you feel...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Q: Will my child be free from their father if their father moves from Pennsylvania to Florida without an arrangement?

We do not currently have an official custody arrangement. It has been 9 years since we divorced. The children are both 15 years old. We are afraid to go for court for one because the children don't want to see their father more than they have to if we fail to get sole custody. However, the father... Read more »

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 24, 2020

I am not sure what safe legally means? The father has an equal right to see his children, so a court may order visitation. The children's viewpoint is one of 16 factors the court considers in ordering visitation. Here is where it gets nasty. Florida is a member of the custody compact but they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: with a bench warrant in Lancaster county pa do they come to home to pick you up?
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 24, 2020

Eventually. The idea is that they will hopefully pick you up when you are out and about. But every county does roundups every so often. Ideally, they will catch you in your car, for a speeding ticket, then you are an easy target. Eventually, they will come to get you though (holidays are a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Pennsylvania on
Q: i’m 16 and i got 5 years of probation for trespassing and i’m in pennsylvania, but i don’t think that’s a fair sentence

i was with friends and went into a building that we all thought was abandoned but wasn’t and we all got in trouble with the law and went to court and “all” got trialed the same but me and 3 other of my friends got 5 years of probation but the most culpable friend only got 1 year because it... Read more »

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 24, 2020

There is literally no way to answer this question. There may be differences in culpability. There may be differences in prior history. There may be differences in family life. There are literally a dozen reasons a judge could sentence one person differently than another. Ask your attorney,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I live in bellefonte pa and I’m in process of getting retail theft for second time
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 14, 2020

You dont actually pose a question. Look for experienced defense attorneys who have experience. They will be able to guide you through the process.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My 15 year old grandson got into a fight at school and it was video tape by another student. My grandson is being charge

He is being charged as a felony 1 assault. I have temporary custody of him. The school said he will need a lawyer. I can't afford one.

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 14, 2020

Contact the public defenders office as soon as possible. The sooner the better.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: The witness who is testifying against me is a lier anuses drugs normally...is he still a creditable witness????

Hes is the victim of my case

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 14, 2020

Depends on what he is teatifying to. Credibility has a lot of factors made to base it off of. There is sinply no way to answer your question without a more thorough consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I get the video footage that is being used as evidence against me that The officer obtained from local buisiness?

I am being charged with disorderly conduct Hazardous/ Physical Offense(M3). which I just found out about by receiving a summons in the mail? I dont have representation at this time but I would like to get a copy of the video footage this officer claims to have as evidence as soon as possible.

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 14, 2020

In summary cases there is no real authority that grants discovery. That being said where it is available judges often can order it. You can write a letter to the court requesting discovery and make sure you serve the police department. Dont reference the facts of the case, make admissions or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Pennsylvania on
Q: I believe there was false statements made about me back in 2010 after loosing my job,is there something i can do now

I believe im still being pursued because of this by the authoritys

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 14, 2020

When you say you are being pursued, do you mean there is a warrant for your arrest? You can check this on the UJS portal. 8 years is a long time to leave a case open unless the allegations are very serious. You should have a confidential consultation with a defense attorney. They should be able... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Do you need a lawyer to subpoena a witness to court
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 9, 2020

Depends on the court. The short answer is no, you can do anything an attorney can. The problem really lies in who you are subpoenaing. If its someone who shouldnt be subpoenad the judge may not enforce it. Additionally, if its a victim of the crime it could be viewed as harassment.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was charged with theft by unlaw taking. Will I do jail time.
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Jan 7, 2020

As a practical matter there is no way to meaningfully answer this question. The problem is we have very limited facts regarding the case and/or your prior criminal history. Can you go to jail? Sure, any misdemeanor or felony in Pennsylvania anticipates jail time. Will you go to jail? Depends... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: someone is impersonating me online and selling nudes(not mine), and putting me in a bad light, how would i press charges

i do not know a lot about them besides their account impersonating me and email. im also underage and dont know if that makes it even more illegal as theyre technically posing to be selling child porn?

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Dec 23, 2019

Call your local police department and have them investigate. You can also lodge a complaint eith the attorney generals office although this is a much more tinely process. You could file a private criminal complaint but unless you have more information that is unlikely to bear fruit. Your best... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: I received a ticket for reckless driving. They saying I ran a red light twice. I wasn't pulled over until I was parked.
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Dec 23, 2019

You dont pose a question to be answered. Reckless driving carries a suspension with it so its a ticket you probably want to plead not guilty. Stopping you when you parked is not a defense, ao hopefully there are better facts. You probably should do a full conaultation with an experienced traffic... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: Cop did a U-turn pulled me over a recipe for DUI controlled substance tint is legal can I beat this charge we never spok
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Dec 17, 2019

There is almost no way to answer this question with the information provided. If the officer suspected your tint was illegal he could stop you to investigate. The actual legality of it would not necessarily be a defense. However, it might be. The attendant facts are pretty important here. You... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Today while I was at work police came toy home and arrested my 13 y/o son, I went to the district and was told

To wait they wouldn't give me any information or tell me why he was arrested. What should I do what can I do

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Dec 3, 2019

Get an attorney and have the attorney knock on the same doors. Attorneys are especially skilled at finsing out information. Most of us have connections with the police.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I did something completely stupid I was caught on camera how do I avoid jail time
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Nov 19, 2019

Get a good lawyer. You dont give enough information for any other answer

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can the parents of a 31 yr mentally challenged person be held accountable for their child/ man actions (touching kids)

As in there private areas when they leaving him run the streets unsupervised

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Nov 12, 2019

I am assuming you have already called the police. Those are pretty serious allegations and ones that shoyld be investigated.

I am not sure what you mean by hold the parents accountable. If you are asking can you sue them? Impossible to answer in a one paragraph intenet question. Not...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is a Quid Pro Quo legal
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Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Nov 5, 2019

Depends on the setting. Sometimes sure, in its broadest terms. Sometimes its not illegal but unethical. Sometimes it can be illegal. Really depends on the facts.

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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Pennsylvania on
Q: So I received a DUI first time ever in May of 2017. I completed everything except my driving class I had scheduled but

Scheduled but scheduled for after my probation end date. Went to trial was placed on another 12 months probation. I think is ridiculous completed my classes. Still on probation 2 months left. Never have been drug the entire time. I was assaulted 2 week's by my boyfriend had to go to ER for... Read more »

Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde answered on Sep 9, 2019

Hard for anyone to answer the fairness question. Who knows, maybe? To the rest of it if you left them a bunch of messages you should be fine. You may want to consult with a local attorney. It is unusual they would supervise you in a different county for exactly this reason. Talk with an... Read more »

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