GET HELP NOW!

Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC (412) 281-2146

    Case Results

    Pittsburgh Speeding Violation of 35 MPH Over Limit Reduced For Allegheny Man

    Oct 26 2015 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    A 45-year-old man from Allegheny County was charged with a Pittsburgh speeding violation. The marketing professional was driving 35 mph over the speed limit. Looking at a 15-day license suspension if convicted, he attempted to handle the charge on his own. After being found guilty at the magistrates office, he called Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for experienced legal help.

    Criminal defense attorney Samir Sarna represented the man and immediately filed a summary appeal for him. At the summary appeal hearing, he fought long and hard to get him a charge with no points. The hearing was successful and Sarna was able to negotiate for a lesser violation of only five mph over the limit, a zero point offense.

    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.

    Allegheny County Woman’s DUI Charge Expunged

    Oct 23 2015 in Case Results, DUI

    A 60-year-old woman from Allegheny County was charged with her first DUI offense. She was cited for a high BAC level of .216 – over the legal Pennsylvania limit of .08. The woman had been a security guard for 16 years and was recently retired. She was supported by her two daughters. It was at this time, the woman contacted Samir Sarna at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys for legal consult.

    Having no prior criminal history, Sarna saw an opportunity to get his client into Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) , therefore, getting her an expungement of the charge in the future upon completion of the program. Under ARD, she will be responsible for 12 months of non-reporting probation, a 60-day license suspension, enrollment in an alcohol highway safety program and a drug alcohol assessment with further treatment if needed before finalizing the expungement of her DUI charge.

    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.

    Overtaking School Bus Charge Significantly Reduced For Southside Man

    Oct 22 2015 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    A 25-year-old from Southside, Pittsburgh was charged with overtaking a school bus and not stopping when the red lights were activated. The lineman at a local power company did not think he would need a lawyer for this incident until he received a notification from PennDOT telling him he had a 60-day license suspension. With a few points already on his license from previous incidents, it was vital that the man did not get the suspension associated with this charge. Facing a 60-day license suspension, six points on his record, and a $500 fine, he called the attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC with a plenitude of concerns.

    Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Attorney Matthew Ness was adamant about not letting his client get a license suspension and understood the problems that would arise if convicted. The same day our client retained our services, Ness filed a summary appeal. Soon after, we went to a hearing at the common pleas court. It was evident the district attorney did not want to make our client any favorable offers. A suspension was likely in the future for our client.

    Without wavering in his defense, Ness highlighted the facts of the case at the evidentiary hearing. He argued that it was unlikely the man could see the bus from where he was in traffic. The bus was driving towards our client in the opposite corner. A large truck was in front of our client and obstructed the view of the bus as he drove through the green light at the intersection. Our client proceeded to stop upon seeing police officers motioning.

    At the end of the trial, our client was found guilty of a lesser offense with no points. He did not receive a suspension but paid a small fine.

    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 Violation of 18 MPH Over Limit Reduced For Pittsburgh Man

    Oct 21 2015 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    The attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC have a variety of experience handling speeding violations. Recently a Pittsburgh man was charged with driving 18 mph over the speed limit in a zone with a posted limit of 35 mph. The man already had three points on his record and if found guilty, would lose his license for 15 days. He was a home inspector and frequently traveled out of town. At this point he contacted criminal defense lawyer Matthew Ness and shared his concerns with him.

    Ness sympathized with his client and knew he could in no way could afford to lose his license. Using his strong negotiating skills, he was able to get a reduced offense of only five over for his client with a small fine. He would be free of taking the state driving exam and would not see a license suspension. The man was happy with the outcome of his speeding violation and could continue to drive for 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.

    Case Withdrawn For Woman Unknowingly Driving Under Suspended License

    Oct 21 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Traffic Offenses, Driving Under Suspension

    A 27-year-old woman from the Beaver area came to our office with a unique circumstance. The woman was a local taxi driver and was recently pulled over. Unbeknownst to her, the officer informed her that she was driving with a suspended license as a result of not answering to three old traffic tickets.

    Pittsburgh criminal defense and DUI attorney Matthew Ness represented the woman. A deeper look into her case revealed that two of the three tickets had passed the statute of limitations. Ready to fight the past tickets, Ness went to court and made a strong argument that she could not legally be required to pay. The judge quickly withdrew the entire case against her. Between the three tickets, our client was spared a two-year suspension. Our client can legally continue to drive her taxi.

    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.