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    Four Point Speeding Violation Reduced For Mt. Lebanon Man

    Oct 20 2015 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    A 41-year-old Mt. Lebanon man was charged with a speeding violation. He was spotted by police officers, going 20 mph over the posted limit. Our client had never been in trouble before and worked at a local hotel and restaurant in the Allegheny County area. He and his wife of 15 years were both hesitant about fighting the four-point offense on their own, so they hired our criminal defense attorneys.

    Sensitive to the needs of his client, attorney Samir Sarna went to court on behalf of him and fought his speeding violation. There he represented him with a strong defense and negotiated for a lesser charge. To the relief of our client, this lesser offense was not associated with any traffic points.

    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.

    Hit and Run Charge Settled For Mt. Lebanon Man

    Oct 19 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Criminal Traffic Offenses

    A 38-year-old man from the Mt. Lebanon area was charged with a 3rd degree misdemeanor in an accident involving damage to a vehicle. The man owned his own pest control company for the last 10 years and was alleged to have been involved in a hit and run accident. If convicted, he was looking at a one-year suspension plus a period of probation. The man reached out to our attorneys for help in clearing his record. Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Matthew Ness represented him and was optimistic on the outlook of his case.

    A witness came forward and claimed to have gotten our client’s license plate number after seeing the incident and called it into the police. With this lead, the police officers investigated and got a warrant for our client. Ness went to court and negotiated for the case to be dismissed. Our client avoided a one-year license suspension and probation and only paid a cash settlement. The man is now working towards his 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.

    Speeding Violation Reduced For Butler County Man

    Oct 19 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Traffic Offenses

    Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC recently represented a man from Butler County in a speeding violation. On the way to work one day, the Pennsylvania man was charged with driving 51 mph in a school zone in an area with a posted speed limit of 35 mph. With the speeding infraction in a school zone, he was looking at a further penalty of a license suspension.

    The man had been a lineman and carpenter for the last 10 years. As a family man, he was married to a wife of 18 years and three children. He was uneasy about the thought of a license suspension. Criminal defense attorney Samir Sarna represented the man and was able to get the charge reduced to 40 mph in a 35 mph non-school zone. The fine was significantly reduced and was now 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.

    Possession With Intent To Sell Marijuana Charge To Be Expunged For Pittsburgh Medical Student

    Oct 16 2015 in Case Results, Drug Crimes

    A 20-year-old University of Pittsburgh medical research student was facing a felony of possession with intent to sell marijuana and possession of marijuana charge. With these serious charges on his record, the student was looking at an academic suspension, loss of his license for one year, and even as much as being kicked out of school. At risk of losing his career in the medical field prior to it even beginning, he contacted the attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.

    Attorney Ness knew this was an important case to win and having several prior felony cases in his background, he was well-equipped to fight this charge. Our client pled to probation without a verdict for six months on the possession of marijuana charge. As long as he goes the six months without further incident, he can have the charge expunged from his record. With much relief, the medical student will be able to start a career in the future, free of obstacles.

    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 Jail Sentence For Mercer County Man Charged With Impersonating A Public Servant

    Oct 16 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Traffic Offenses

    An interesting case from Mercer County recently came to our attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC. A 35-year-old man managed to get possession of a local fire department pager, put flashing lights on his car and showed up to all fires in the area. He was charged accordingly with impersonating a public servant, a 1st degree misdemeanor receiving stolen property, possession or use of display of documents used to impersonate a public servant, and driving without a registration. As a past registered sex offender with significant criminal felony history on his record, he was looking at 12-24 months of incarceration if convicted. He turned to experienced criminal defense attorney Samir Sarna for help in this unusual case.

    With his client’s best interest in mind, Sarna immediately went to work for him. At the preliminary hearing, Sarna successfully negotiated for all charges to be dismissed against his client with the exception of the misdemeanor receiving stolen property charge, to which he pled guilty. The designated sentence was six months of county IP with the first three months being house arrest with electronic monitoring. Our client was kept out of jail, a huge win for him, based on his previous criminal history.

    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.