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    Case Results

    Man Charged With Simple Assault In Dispute, Case Dismissed

    Sep 14 2015 in Assault and Domestic Violence, Case Results, Criminal Defense

    A veteran of the Navy and current recruiter at a local college in Pittsburgh got into a dispute with his wife one night at their house. The couple has two kids together. The man took the oldest child and left the house. The wife claims he pulled out a gun, pointed it at her and threatened her in front of their kids. He was charged with simple assault, a 2nd degree misdemeanor, and terroristic threats, a 1st degree misdemeanor.

    Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Samir Sarna was hired to represent the man. We had two court dates and at the second hearing, the judge agreed there wasn’t a case. It 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.

    Man Charged With Possession of Firearm, Released From Jail

    Sep 10 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Weapons Crimes

    Our Pittsburgh client was charged with possession of firearm and carrying a firearm without a license. Facing three to six years in jail, this was a serious offense. The 19-year-old man had been in jail for nine months when he called Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC. He was waiting to go through trial. Our law firm took the case half way into the process. Unfortunately, we were unable to get the benefit of going through the preliminary hearing.

    We looked at his case and immediately saw issues. While in court, attorney Mike Worgul filed a motion to suppress the evidence alleging that police had violated his rights. The district attorney agreed. If our client pleaded guilty he would get time served for the amount of time he has already been in jail with no further penalties. Pleading guilty to these charges, he was released from jail right away.

    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 22 MPH Over Limit Charge Reduced To Five Over

    Sep 10 2015 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    A 60-year-old Pittsburgh man was pulled over for speeding 22 mph over the posted speed limit. The man’s appearance in court was waived and Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Samir Sarna went to court on his behalf at a local magistrate in Coraopolis. Sarna successfully got the speeding charge reduced to 5 mph over with no points. The man was retired with his master’s from a local university. Our client was happy with the results and his insurance was not affected as a result.

    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.

    Criminal Charges Against Teacher Dropped, No Record

    Sep 09 2015 in Case Results, Criminal Defense

    A 30-year-old Pittsburgh teacher at a private Catholic school came to Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys for help in a classroom case. The teacher disciplined his students with a tap on the cheek given by another student in the classroom. One day a student made a mistake and the kid next to him was asked by the teacher to gently hit his cheek. The student said he did not want to hit him. The teacher instructed each and every student in the classroom to then tap this child on his cheek. One of the students hit him too hard and ended up hurting the boy.

    At this point, criminal charges were being considered against the teacher. The teacher contacted Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys and Samir Sarna represented the man. Sarna knew a criminal charge on his record would forever hurt his professional teaching career. He then spoke to the district attorney and a City of Pittsburgh detective. It was difficult for the government to prove this case. About two months later, the detective called Sarna and said they were not going to move forward with the charges against our client. This was great news for the teacher as he and would not have any charges against him on his 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.

    Man Gets Probation Violation, New Charges, Goes Through Treatment

    Sep 09 2015 in Case Results

    The criminal defense attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC Firm often receive calls from clients with probation violation charges, searching for answers. When a 21-year-old man from Pittsburgh was on probation for previous drug and alcohol charges and acquired new violations, attorney Mike Worgul was confident he could help.

    Based on these new charges, he also received a probation violation and was looking at two years in state prison. Worgul believed the best plan of action was treatment and he wanted to focus on helping him in that way. During the probation violation hearing, the judge agreed. He was released for mental health, drug and alcohol treatment rather than spending time behind bars.

    Treatment was the best move for our client, who completely turned his life around. Today he is running his own successful landscaping business, making similar charges a thing of his past.

    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.