Arlington, TX asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania

Q: What are the chances of getting a charge of Int poss contr substance by per not reg dismissed or reduced?

Being held in prison for traffic tickets and the possession charge. Has a detainer from Berks county for probation violation.

2 Lawyer Answers

Jonathon Luff

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: it depends but you need to contact a lawyer right away. If you have a detainer you need to hire an experienced lawyer to help you through this.

Mr. Ryan L Hyde agrees with this answer

Andrea E. Mertz

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Reading, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: 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 which would lead to a dismissal of the charges. The bigger problem for this person could be the probation violation detainer and re-sentence if he is found guilty or pleads to this new offense. This person definitely needs a attorney for representation. Some attorneys, like me, offer free consultations. Good luck to you both.

Mr. Ryan L Hyde agrees with this answer

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