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    Case Results

    Felony Prostitution Charges Withdrawn for Man

    Oct 12 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

    A 35-year-old man was facing felony prostitution charges for promoting prostitution. He was accused of arranging sexual activities for women and using his cell phone to arrange these acts. The man’s situation, in this case, was unique. He lived in California and the case occurred over five years ago. The marketing professional was looking at anywhere from three and a half years to seven years behind bars if convicted. Clearly worried about a potential jail sentence, he took his case to the skilled attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.

    For Attorney Matthew Ness, this meant getting the case active within the court system again. Ness arranged a preliminary arraignment and preliminary hearing for the same day. It was in our best interest to negotiate with the officer prior to the hearing. In court our client pled guilty to a summary offense and his felonies were withdrawn. The man accepted a fine and saw a favorable result that kept him out of prison.

    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.

    Medical Student Faced With DUI Charge, Expunged From Record

    Oct 12 2015 in Case Results, DUI

    A 22-year-old Pittsburgh medical student was faced with six months in jail after being charged with her first DUI. Even though she had no prior history, this charge would negatively impact her schooling and ability to become a doctor. Clearly worried about her future, she knew her best bet was to contact Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC.

    Criminal defense attorney Mike Worgul knew it was important to keep her record free of a DUI charge. He knew how to handle this charge and went to work for her. Our client’s blood alcohol level was so low that technically she should have had a penalty of a one-year license suspension and 48 hours behind bars. With her career in mind, Worgul negotiated with the Commonwealth for no license suspension or jail time. The only requirement was a DUI program that upon completion, would leave her with a clean record after expungement. Our client successfully went through the entire program and was able to continue pursuing her medical career.

    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 Accused Of Possessing A Firearm While On Parole Misses 5-10 Year Sentence

    Oct 09 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Firearms & Weapons Rights

    Our Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys recently represented a 61-year-old man from Allegheny County who was accused of possessing a firearm. To make things worse for the man, he was on parole at the time of his arrest. Facing five to 10 years in prison, he was taken to the State Correctional Facility in Pittsburgh, where solitary confinement awaited him for one week’s time.

    At the end of the week, a parole agent was sent to question our client. He was asked to sign a few documents but was not given his glasses. Unable to read what he was agreeing to, the 61-year-old man unknowingly admitted to the crime. Criminal defense attorney Matthew Ness strongly represented him during the suppression hearing at the court of common pleas.

    After cross-examining the prosecutors, Ness fought the suppression. At the end of the hearing, he requested to write a brief for the judge. By doing so, he argued that his client’s right to counsel and right to remain silent were violated. Soon after the hearing, Ness received a form from the judge, granting the suppression and ultimately agreeing to throw out the invalid confession. It was understood that the man could not be linked to the gun. Our client widely missed the maximum ten-year jail sentence. With that, the case was dismissed.

    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.

    Driving Under A Suspended License Charge Reduced

    Oct 07 2015 in Case Results, DUI

    A Pittsburgh man in his 30s was charged with driving under a suspended license for DUI related. He was facing a minimum of 90 days mandatory in jail and a two-year license suspension. The man was a store clerk in the area and had prior DUI’s on his record. Trying to avoid the unwanted repercussions of this serious charge against him, he contacted Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for help.

    Attorney Mike Worgul fought hard for his client. In only one hearing at the magistrate level, he negotiated for a charge that did not involve jail time or a license suspension. Our client walked out of court with only a 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.

    Man In Jail For Probation Violation, Other Charges, Released

    Oct 06 2015 in Case Results

    Recently our law firm was contacted by a 40-year-old man from Pittsburgh who was sitting in jail. He had been in violation of his probation and was currently on a bench warrant. With six different cases on his record, he wanted to get out of jail to pursue a job and enroll in rehab to better his life. The man was previously a construction worker before going to jail. Having no luck up to this point and quickly running out of options, he called Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Mike Worgul. He immediately looked at his case and went to work looking for a way to make this possible.

    We headed to court and filed a motion to have him transferred. Within a quick turnaround of only two weeks, our client was out of jail and free to start over.

    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.