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    Traffic Attorney Helped Reduce a Red Light Violation in Greenville, PA

    Apr 26 2016 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    Traffic offenses can be very stressful because the penalties involved can be costly and affect insurance rates. Sometimes an experienced traffic attorney can make all the difference and Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC may be able to help avoid any adverse consequences. This was the case for a 53-year-old computer engineer, charged with running a red light in Greenville, PA.

    Traffic attorney Matthew Ness was able to resolve this situation without a court appearance. During a phone call with the officer, who issued the citation we negotiated for our client to plead guilty to failing to obey a traffic control device, which required a $25 fine, but no points were assessed to his license, which was our client’s primary concern.

    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.

    Expungement Pending For A 19-Year-Old Man’s Drug Conviction

    Apr 22 2016 in Case Results, Marijuana Crimes

    A 19-year-old restaurant manager from Bethel, PA was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. The young man was facing a possible 30-days in jail, a 90-day license suspension, and did not want to see his future job opportunities jeopardized by a drug conviction; therefore, he contacted the marijuana attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.

    Pittsburgh attorney Matthew Ness, strategically negotiated with the arresting officer and all the parties agreed the client would perform 20 hours of community service rather than receiving jail time or a license suspension, and upon their completion, the drug conviction would be withdrawn. We are now in the expungement process, which will allow our client to put this incident behind him.

    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.

    No License Suspension for a Cranberry Township Man Charged with Going 36 Miles Over the Limit

    Apr 20 2016 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    A 36-year-old Bricklayer in Cranberry Township was recently pulled over for speeding on the Pennsylvania Turnpike while going 101 miles per hour, which is 36 miles over the posted limit. A charge of this excessive speed would result in five points on his license, a 15-day license suspension and a departmental review by PennDOT, who could mandate an even longer license suspension, based on the circumstances. The man, who had no current points on his license, spoke with his employer, who advised him that without a valid license, he’d have to lay him off. So in an effort to save his license and in effect his job, he contacted the traffic attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.

    Attorney Matthew Ness represented his client and went to a preliminary evidentiary hearing before a magistrate. We argued and the magistrate ultimately agreed to reduce the charge to going 10 miles an hour over the limit. In the end, our client was pleased that this charge only resulted in two points and would not cause a license suspension, which was paramount to him keeping his job.

    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.

    Corrections Made For A Man Mistakenly Charged With A Second DUI

    Apr 15 2016 in Case Results, DUI, Notable Case Results

    In Robinson Township, not long ago, a 38-year-old restaurant manager was stopped and charged with a DUI after his BAC registered at.189. Initially, he was not overly concerned, believing his first DUI offense would be manageable, so he went to court himself. While at court, it became evident they were treating his case as a second DUI infraction. Due to the escalated penalties for a second DUI, such as 90-days in jail, a $1,000 fine, and an 18-month license suspension he decided it was necessary to acquire strong legal representation from Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.

    It was clear to Pittsburgh attorney Matthew Ness that the Pennsylvania court was treating this as a second DUI offense because our client had been charged with a prior DUI in Kentucky, seven years earlier, but the charge did not result in a conviction. When our client appeared in court again with proper representation, we explained that the Kentucky incident was being misinterpreted and this incident should rightfully be considered a first offense. In the end, our client’s record was corrected and he received the appropriate ramifications, including participation in an alternative DUI program instead of jail time, paid a $750 fine, and received a one-year suspension of his license.

    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.

    License Reinstated For An Apollo Man Driving Under Suspension

    Apr 12 2016 in Case Results, Criminal Traffic Offenses, Driving Under Suspension

    In Apollo, PA a 34-year-old, self-employed man was pulled over and charged with Driving Under Suspension. The man, who lost his driving privileges as a result of previous traffic citations was facing a $1,000 fine and did not want to lengthen his suspension period because he needed his license reinstated to care for his family. In order to pursue the best course of action, he contacted the traffic attorneys with Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for legal assistance.

    Attorney Matthew Ness reviewed the particulars of his client’s case and noticed, he was actually eligible to reacquire his license within a month. We took his opportunity and three days before the hearing on his suspension case, the client reinstated his license. At the time of the hearing, we used his now valid license to negotiate for a lesser charge. The judge agreed that it was unwarranted to remove a working man’s license for another year and allowed for a plea to driving without a license, which included a $25 fine. Our client could continue caring for his family and was free from future worry.

    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.