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    No Jail For A 26-Year-Old Charged With Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia

    Mar 04 2016 in Case Results, Drug Crimes

    The attorneys at the Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys have extensive experience with criminal drug cases and lately worked with a 26-year-old man in Whitehall, PA charged with drug paraphernalia possession, while he was on probation for another infraction. Drug charges can vary widely and possession of drug paraphernalia carries a possible penalty of 30-days in jail, but the probation violation could have increased this sentence.

    With a clear understanding of the drug laws, attorney Matthew Ness represented his client and during the preliminary hearing successfully negotiated for a lesser charge of disorderly conduct, which included a $200 fine, but no time in jail and would not constitute a probation violation. This was a great result for our client, who after paying the fine was free to move past this situation.

    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.

    College Student’s Underage Drinking Charge Dismissed

    Mar 04 2016 in Case Results, Student and Underage Crimes

    On the Pittsburgh Campus, University Police approached a group of young people. When questioning the group, one of the individuals suddenly took off running and another member of the group, a 19-year-old male student surrendered a bottle of wine to the officers and the young man was charged with underage drinking. Underage drinking is a summary offense, and in Pennsylvania that carries an automatic 90-day license suspension. In addition to possible license suspension, the student was also worried about jeopardizing future internship and career opportunities with a conviction and he contacted the attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.

    We only needed to appear in court once on behalf of our client and worked to have the underage drinking charges completely dismissed. Our client successfully avoided a license suspension and he won’t have to explain any charges to potential employers.

    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.

    Insurance Fraud Charge Reduced to a Civil Penalty

    Mar 03 2016 in Case Results, Fraud

    In Allegheny county, a 47-year-old woman was faced with charges of insurance fraud, when her carrier alleged that after a recent auto accident, she poured a substance onto her car to cause more damages. The woman, who worked at an animal shelter had no prior criminal history was facing a seven-year sentence so she retained the services of the Pittsburgh attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.

    We negotiated on our client’s behalf and had the insurance fraud charge reduced to a civil penalty of $1,000 to be paid in monthly installments of $250. Also, since our client had no previous history, we are now working towards finalizing an expungement to remove the transgression from her 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.

    Speeding Citation Reduced for a Single Mother

    Feb 29 2016 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    In the New Castle area, recently a single mother was pulled over and charged for expired tags and going 18 miles per hour over the speed limit. She was looking for strong legal representation to avoid the costly points associated with these violations, and retained the experienced Pittsburgh attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.

    We appeared in court and successfully had the charge for having expired tags dismissed and reduced the speeding citation to going five miles over the speed limit. As a result, our client’s transgression did not result in an expensive tag violation and no points were added to her 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.

    Reduced Speeding Charge For A 61-Year-Old In Murrysville, PA

    Feb 29 2016 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    Recently, a 61-year-old small business owner was pulled over in Murrysville, PA for speeding and charged with going 22 miles over the posted speed limit. This is a four-point offense and can result in a considerable increase in someone’s insurance rates. The man, who had no prior points on his license or criminal history was concerned about the effect this speeding charge would have on his driving record and insurance premiums so he retained attorney Matthew Ness to review his options.

    Our team at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC effectively negotiated with the court to reduce the speeding charge to going five miles over the limit, which carries no points. Therefore, the client saw no increase in his insurance rates and no blemish on his 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.