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ARD For Pittsburgh Woman After Felony Drug and DUI Charges

Jul 26 2016, by Mike Worgul in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, DUI, Notable Case Results

If you find yourself charged with a crime in Pennsylvania, it is critical to speak with a qualified defense attorney, who can guide you through the legal process and find you the best available outcome. In Sharon, PA a 29-year-old woman was recently stopped and charged with her first driving under the influence (DUI) offense, but her legal problems increased considerably when a search of her vehicle uncovered 10 grams of cocaine, which is considered felony distribution. Since the DUI could result in license suspension, hefty fines, and probation in addition to the consequences for the felony drug charge, the woman hired the Pennsylvania DUI defense team at Worgul Law Firm based on their experience with related cases.

Skilled attorney Matthew Ness took the woman’s case and started negotiating with the district attorney. The prosecutor eventually agreed to dismiss the felony drug case completely and attorney Ness successfully had the woman enrolled in the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) program for first-time offenders. Upon completion, his client would even become eligible for an expungement to remove the DUI incident from her record. When considering the original DUI and felony drug charges the client was dealing with, this was an outstanding result.

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