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    Case Results

    Attempted Homicide and Robbery Charge Dismissed For Pittsburgh Man

    Sep 28 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Notable Case Results, Violent Crimes

    Our client was charged with attempted homicide and robbery, both felonies of the 1st degree and of the highest criminal rating in the state of Pennsylvania. The 22-year-old restaurant server was accused of breaking into a home, pulling a gun on the residents, and shooting at them. With these two felonies and other serious juvenile charges on his record, he was looking at a sentence anywhere from 20 to 40 years in prison if convicted. The man knew this was a serious charge. This case came with some challenges, but criminal defense attorney Matthew Ness represented the man with a strong defense.

    Over the course of a year, we attended about six different court appearances in McKees Court with several conferences and pre-trial motions. The Commonwealth tried to prosecute our client with evidentiary tricks against him. Using our extensive knowledge and experience, we were able to combat these issues. We managed to successfully get the case dismissed for a lack of prosecution. He did not receive any jail time, a huge win for our client.

    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 Time For Man Charged With Retail Theft

    Sep 25 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Theft Crimes

    Our client, a 33-year-old doctor from Monroeville, was recently charged with a 1st degree misdemeanor for retail theft. With the possibility of up to five years in jail and running the risk of losing his job, the man took his concerns to Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC. After reviewing his case, attorney Matthew Ness devised a strong argument for his client. Ness, an experienced Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney, wanted to help him avoid jail time all together for this one-time mistake.

    Once in court Ness successfully negotiated for the misdemeanor to be dismissed against our client. The man left court paying only a fine and was not sentenced to any jail time.

    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.

    Commercial Driver Charged With Misdemeanor, Dismissed

    Sep 25 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Traffic Offenses

    A 53-year-old commercial truck driver from Arkansas was driving in Allegheny County when he swiped the side of another vehicle but continued driving. He was charged with a 3rd-degree misdemeanor for leaving the scene of an accident and not exchanging insurance information with the other driver. He was charged with a summary citation and if found guilty, his license would be suspended due to the points on his record.

    Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Samir Sarna represented the man. Sarna knew that any points on his CDL record would adversely affect him and prevent insurers from covering him due to the higher risk involved. He pleaded guilty to an offense with zero points and paid a fee of $150 and court costs, dismissing all charges. The results were positive for our client.

    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.

    Pittsburgh Man’s Speeding Offense Reduced

    Sep 24 2015 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    The attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC are frequently hired for speeding violations in Pennsylvania. Recently we helped a 40-year-old orthopedic surgeon at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center with his speeding offense. Our client was on his way to work when he was caught driving 18 mph over the posted limit. With a clean driving record, he did not want the points that came with this charge. Due to his busy work schedule, his appearance in court was waived. Criminal defense attorney Samir Sarna convinced the judge to reduce his charge from 18 mph in a school zone to zero points on his license. Our client was thrilled with the results of his case.

    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 Receives Furlough To See Birth of His Child

    Sep 22 2015 in Case Results

    Recently a unique case came to our office. A Pittsburgh man in his late 20s was currently serving a sentence in jail for drug use. His wife was scheduled to have their baby soon. Although he was behind bars, he wanted to be present for the birth.

    With the man’s best interest on his side, Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Mike Worgul went in front of one of the tougher judges to grant him temporary furlough during this momentous occasion. He presented letters from different sources and program certificates for various courses he completed while in prison. The judge then granted him 48 hours temporary furlough from the time his wife went into labor. Our client was grateful for the opportunity to see the birth of his child.

    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.