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    Career Saving DUI Expungement For Practicing Doctor

    Dec 17 2015 in Case Results, DUI, Notable Case Results

    A doctor in the Pittsburgh area recently blew a .14 BAC after imbibing in several drinks with her friends one night. As a result of her alcohol consumption, the woman was cited for DUI. Unfortunately, a DUI conviction could carry severe medical licensing implications, a license suspension and even jail time for the doctor. As a first time DUI offender, the woman sought out the legal knowledge of Pittsburgh criminal defense and DUI attorney Michael Worgul in hopes of saving her career.

    Attorney Worgul knew a conviction of this magnitude would take a devastating hit to her career and took it upon himself to see that his client would not lose her license to practice medicine. Under her clean record, Worgul was successful in getting her enrolled into ARD where she saw only a 30-day license suspension. Our client did not go to jail and her license to practice was not affected after she saw an expungement 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.

    House Arrest For Repeat Underage DUI Offender, No Jail Time

    Dec 14 2015 in Case Results, Student and Underage Crimes

    A 20-year-old man from McKees Court was recently picked up for his second DUI. Looking at a probable conviction of at least 90-days incarceration, the underage DUI offender contacted our criminal defense attorneys for legal representation in this serious matter.

    Attorney Matthew Ness was able to convince the judge that despite his past transgressions, his favorable developments and persistent effort for alcohol recovery, including an AA sponsorship, enrollment in drug and alcohol counseling and working full-time, should out weight these priors. Under these attempts, the judge granted him 90-days of house arrest rather than a 90-day jail sentence.

    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.

    Tampering With Evidence And Drug Possession Charges Expunged For Pittsburgh Woman

    Dec 10 2015 in Case Results, Drug Crimes

    Our client, a 26-year-old cosmetologist, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence. The Pittsburgh woman was caught with possession of heroin and eventually tossed it out her car window in hopes of destroying the evidence. Looking at a permanent criminal record, the woman chose Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC to handle the matter.

    Attorney Michael Worgul represented the woman on her charges. Because this was her first offense, Worgul saw an opportunity to work out a deal in her favor, successfully getting his client probation without a verdict. As long as she stays out of trouble during probation she will be automatically eligible for expungement of these charges.

    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 Facing Probation Violation Released From Jail, Gets Job Back

    Dec 09 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes

    A 31-year-old Pittsburgh man, currently on probation for possession of a controlled substance, tested positive for drug use after visiting his probation officer for a regular drug test. As a result, he was thrown in jail on a probation violation detainer. The man, a metal scrap worker in the area, was in jail for one month when he contacted Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for legal guidance in his probation violation case.

    Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Michael Worgul was able to handle the matter with the highest degree of professionalism and dedication on behalf of his client. His primary intention was to get the man’s job back, allowing him to start over. Utilizing his great deal of experience in Pittsburgh criminal cases, Worgul filed a petition to have his client transferred to a rehab program. As a result, our client was successful in getting his job back. This favorable outcome prompted our client to get clean, and he was eventually released from his probationary term.

    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.

    Possession and Patronizing A Prostitute Charge Reduced For Tennessee Man

    Dec 09 2015 in Case Results, Drug Crimes, Sex Crimes

    One night a 36-year-old Tennessee man was charged with possession of cocaine and patronizing a prostitute in Allegheny County. His company had sent him here for about a year on business and left his wife at home. The man got drunk and went on a joyride around town. Along the way, he picked up a prostitute. Soon after, someone reported suspicious driving and activity. A police officer later pulled him over following the report. He found a small amount of cocaine in the driver side door. The officer continued his investigation and asked our client to identify the woman in the passenger seat. The man replied that she was a prostitute. He quickly became a client of Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC after accumulating these charges.

    Criminal defense attorney Samir Sarna represented the man at the preliminary hearing and had a strong argument on behalf of his client. Sarna pointed out the fact that under corpus delicti, there must be proof of him committing the crime – rather than only using a person’s statement. Under that realization, the Commonwealth agreed to withdraw the prostitution charge. The client was probation without verdict eligible for possession of cocaine. The judge sentenced our client to six months of probation. At the six month mark, he can get an automatic expungement of his charge. After he pays off all probation costs in full, our client is also eligible to terminate the probation in three months rather than six. We are expecting him to get an early expungement.

    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.