Man With Prior DUI Misses Jail Time, Sentenced To House Arrest With SCRAM DeviceDec 02 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, DUI
A 41-year-old man from Butler, Pennsylvania was found in violation of his probation. The man was accused of drinking alcohol while serving a house arrest sentence for his second DUI. Based on his previous DUI convictions, the district attorney was insistent on a one-year jail sentence as punishment. Unable to afford any time away from his business as a contractor, he reached out to the DUI attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.
Pittsburgh Criminal and DUI attorney Matthew Ness was adamant about getting his client’s jail sentence dropped. Using his personal business and fairly minimal criminal record as leverage, he successfully convinced the judge to give him another three-month period of house arrest. Utilizing a secure continuous remote alcohol monitor (SCRAM), the house arrest sentence was granted, and our client saw no jail time. However, the judge forewarned that one more DUI would result in an inevitable jail sentence.
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