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    Woman Charged With Failing To Stop While On Learner’s Permit, Small Fine

    Sep 30 2015 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    The Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC often see traffic violations come into their offices. We recently took the case of a 22-year-old woman from Evans City who was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign. An incident occurred and she was found to be driving on a learner’s permit without the supervision of a licensed adult in the car. She was facing a license suspension if convicted. Our client did not want the three points associated with this violation on her clean record nor did she want the suspension. The woman, a crew leader at a local McDonald’s, contacted attorney Matthew Ness for legal support.

    The police officer who cited her did not want to give her any favorable action. At the evidentiary hearing, we had a witness testify on her behalf. The witness argued that she did in fact stop. We had a solid argument as to why she was driving unsupervised. There was an issue with her car and her boyfriend was following her home behind in his car. The judge accepted our argument. She was found not guilty of the stop sign violation and not guilty of not having an adult in the car. We saw a favorable outcome for our client who ended up only paying a small fine. She avoided the suspension and the three points on 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.

    McKees Rocks Man Gets Simple Assault Case Withdrawn

    Sep 29 2015 in Assault and Domestic Violence, Case Results

    A 38-year-old man from McKees Rocks was charged with a 2nd degree misdemeanor simple assault. The charge came after he and his wife had been arguing over care for their 8-year-old son with special needs. Hearing yelling and objects being thrown, the neighbors called 911.

    At the preliminary hearing, the district attorney’s office offered our client to withdraw all charges under one condition, he must complete domestic abuse counseling. Our client did not want any part in this course. Attorney Samir Sarna suggested a 90 day cool-down period. After 90 days and no negative police contact, the charge could be withdrawn. During this time our client did not get into any further trouble and 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.

    Juvenile Offender Charged With Robbery, Reduced To Disorderly Conduct

    Sep 29 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Violent Crimes

    A promising high school basketball player from Pittsburgh was charged with robbery and alleged to have attacked an elderly woman. The 17-year-old was charged as a juvenile offender. Devastated that this event could potentially end his basketball career down the road, he took his case to Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys.

    Upon meeting with criminal defense attorney Mike Worgul, our client told us his side of his story. It appeared that his friends had attacked the woman. He was only in the area when it took place. With both charges being felonies, it was evident this would destroy his basketball career. It was on the record from the preliminary hearing that he was only present when the attack happened. Worgul got both charges dropped down from felony level charges to disorderly conduct. As a result, our client was free to pursue and continue his professional basketball 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.

    Underage Drinking Case Dismissed For Pittsburgh Student

    Sep 28 2015 in Case Results, Student and Underage Crimes

    Pittsburgh criminal defense and DUI attorney Samir Sarna once previously represented a student for an underage drinking citation and public drunkenness case. A similar case recently came up for the same student. The student at University of Pittsburgh was charged with underage drinking. With this being her second offense, she turned to the same attorney and law firm for counsel once again. The student, a New Jersey resident, was at risk of her losing her emergency medical services internship from the second charge. Sarna advised her to write a nice letter about her services as an intern and how valuable she was. The magistrate dismissed the case and she was able to keep her internship.

    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.

    McCandless Man Charged With Failing To Stop At A Stop Sign, Reduced Violation

    Sep 28 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Traffic Offenses

    A 55-year-old surgical oncologist from McCandless was charged with failing to stop at a stop sign, a three-point offense in the state of Pennsylvania. With an extensive past of traffic violations, it was likely that he would have to retake the driver’s test. The man did not want to do this nor did he want any further charges on his record. Concerned about this pending charge and how his previous history would affect him, he turned to Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for answers.

    Under the strong representation of Pittsburgh criminal defense and DUI attorney Matthew Ness, he was found guilty of a lesser offense that carried no points. Our client paid a small fine and did not have to retake the driver’s test, much to his relief.

    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.