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    Waynesburg DUI Results In ARD Program

    Oct 20 2016 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, DUI

    Recently, in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania the criminal defense attorneys with Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC came to the aid of a 35-year-old coal miner when a DUI charge placed him in a perilous legal situation. The man had been involved in an automobile accident and when the officers arrived, they detected the scent of alcohol and proceeded with a breath test. This analysis determined that he was above the legal limit to operate a vehicle and he was now confronted with the strong possibility that his license would be suspended for up to a year in addition to spending four days in jail. This individual understandably wanted to lessen the negative impact on his life that these charges usually bring and he decided to contact serious legal professionals with extensive experience navigating Pennsylvania’s strict DUI process.

    The highly skilled Pennsylvania DUI lawyer, Matthew Ness took the man’s case with the goal of securing the best possible outcome for his client. This directed attorney Ness to meet with the prosecution where he successfully arranged for the man’s participation in the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) program for first-time offenders. This option not only reduces the impact of a DUI by removing the threat of jail time and limiting his license suspension to only a 30-day period but also has the added benefit of allowing the man to pursue an expungement. Therefore, by choosing qualified and knowledgeable legal representation from Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC, this client could move forward after his DUI with minimal adverse effects and after his expungement, a clear criminal record.

    The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

    Theft by Deception Charges Withdrawn For Unauthorized Sub-Leaser

    Oct 11 2016 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Theft Crimes

    The Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyers with Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC recently helped an out-of-state man when his attempts to sublet a property in Pittsburgh led to serious legal trouble. Apparently, the man found a renter for the house, but the man’s own lease had lapsed; therefore, he actually had no legal right to rent it to someone else. When the actual property owner became aware of the situation, the tenant was evicted and suffered a loss of $400. Consequently, the authorities were alerted and because the man who subleased the property had an expired lease agreement, he was charged with theft by deception. With the seriousness of the offense, the man became very worried about the ramifications of a theft-related conviction and sought out experienced criminal defense attorneys in the area.

    While his client was in another state, attorney Samir Sarna began managing this issue. This led to a discussion with the police officer handling the case, where Sarna explained his client’s circumstances. Eventually, attorney Sarna negotiated a resolution that included that his client would pay $400 in restitution to the aggrieved tenant in exchange for a complete withdraw of the theft by deception charge. Once the client paid these funds, he was pleased to resolve this matter amicably without needing to appear in a Pennsylvania courtroom.

    The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

    Daycare Employee Receives Probation After Numerous Assault Charges

    Oct 05 2016 in Assault and Domestic Violence, Case Results, Criminal Defense

    Recently, an employee at a Pittsburgh daycare facility found himself in a very difficult situation when he was charged with several criminal offenses, stemming from an incident with a child under his care. While the child was being reprimanded by the employee, the child allegedly spit in the man’s face. Impulsively, the man clenched a fist and made a motion as if he were going to strike the child. While the employee caught himself and never hit the child, the action was enough to severely frighten him. This incident led to the man being charged with numerous simple assault misdemeanors and endangering the welfare of a child. As a veteran with no prior criminal history, the man was unsure of how to handle these charges and went to our criminal defense attorneys.

    After discussing all of the case’s aspects, attorney Samir Sarna began aggressively representing his client. This involved negotiating with the prosecution on his behalf in an effort to find an alternate course of action. Due to attorney Sarna’s fervent advocacy, the prosecutor agreed to withdraw several of the most serious assault and endangerment of a child charges. With only a single second-degree misdemeanor assault charge remaining, the client agreed to serve a 12-month term of non-reporting probation. Ultimately, and due in large part to attorney Sarna’s intervention, he was pleased to learn that once this condition was met, he’d be able to move past this unfortunate incident.

    The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

    Man Sees Reduced Charges And Probation After Felony Assault Charges

    Sep 27 2016 in Assault and Domestic Violence, Case Results, Criminal Defense

    In Pennsylvania’s legal system, there are few situations that are as troubling or complicated as those involving domestic violence. If you find yourself accused of such a crime, it is critical that you speak with a capable criminal defense attorney, who can help you through the process. For example, the Pittsburgh defense lawyers with Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC recently helped a man after a drunken argument with his girlfriend escalated and he found himself charged with felony assault and unlawful restraint. Now faced with likely incarceration and felony convictions on his criminal record, the man knew that he needed strong legal representation to handle his case.

    With considerable experience with domestic violence and felony assault cases in Pennsylvania, attorney Samir Sarna consulted with his client and offered some practical steps to mitigate the impact of his charges. These included participating in anger management classes and alcohol treatment to show the court that he was making an effort to reform and not repeat this type of behavior. Attorney Sarna was able to show the prosecution documentation from these programs that his client was making strides towards addressing his drinking and anger issues. He used this effort to negotiate for a reduction to a lesser charge of simple assault. With this reduced offense and based on the man’s continued participation in anger management, the man only needed to complete a year of probation instead of a considerable jail sentence and felony convictions.

    The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.

    Not Guilty Verdict For CDL Driver In Traffic Court

    Sep 20 2016 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    Some time ago, a man was pulled over in Allegheny County after reportedly driving through a stop sign. The man was a professional driver with a Commercial Driver License and also drove a school bus for a local district, so he was understandably nervous about the potential effect of this traffic violation. Since it is very important for CDL holders to maintain clear driving records, he did not want to see his record, needlessly tarnished by the addition of points to his license and contacted the accomplished Pennsylvania traffic lawyers with Worgul Law Firm.

    Attorney Samir Sarna reviewed the details of the citation and as an experienced traffic defense lawyer began helping his client to fight the ticket. It was apparent that the police officers that stopped the man and issued the violation were not open to negotiating; therefore, attorney Sarna prepared for a summary trial in traffic court. Through attorney Sarna’s zealous representation, in the end, the judge found this CDL driver not guilty of running the stop sign and he successfully preserved his clean driving record.

    The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.