Misdemeanor Charges Reduced for Pittsburgh Man
A 36-year-old Pittsburgh accountant had a few drinks after work and took the trolley home to the South Hills area. A nearby police officer witnessed him relieve himself next to his car and approached the vehicle to investigate. By the time, the officer got to the car, the man was inside and declined to roll the window down to speak with the officer. After a verbal exchange, the man was charged with a 2nd-degree misdemeanor of resisting arrest and a 3rd-degree misdemeanor of disorderly conduct. Embarrassed and worried about how theses misdemeanor charges could affect his promising career, he contacted the Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.
We immediately began working for our client and spoke with the officer involved and explained the situation to the judge. After a negotiation, we were able to reduce the charges to a single summary disorderly conduct and mitigate the sentence from the customary $300 fine and 90 days in jail to a $100 fine and no jail time.
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