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    Theft By Unlawful Taking Case Ends with Not Guilty Verdict

    Jan 12 2015 in 2015, Case Results, Theft Crimes

    Our client was charged with theft by unlawful taking for allegedly stealing $16,000. The offense was a third-degree felony. Our client faced jail time as well as a serious parole violation if convicted of the theft by unlawful taking charge. Our client needed help and turned to Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for representation.

    We reviewed the facts and evidence in the theft by unlawful taking case, and ultimately took the case to trial. We vigorously defended our client, and after 30 minutes of deliberation, the jury came back with a verdict of not guilty of all charges. Our client was able to move on without this conviction or the effects a serious parole violation.

    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.

     

    Home Confinement for Non-PA Resident with Third DUI Charge

    Dec 31 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, DUI

    Our client was charged with a third DUI offense. He faced a mandatory prison sentence of 1 to 2 years if convicted. His case was further complicated by the fact that he was not a resident of Allegheny County. That meant he could not participate in a local court program for house arrest. He was worried about the possible outcome of his third DUI charge and having to serve jail time in Pennsylvania, and contacted our Pittsburgh DUI defense lawyers for help.

    We contacted the prosecutor’s office and negotiated a plea on behalf of our client to his third DUI charge. We then convinced the judge to accept the plea, which allowed our client to be sentenced to home confinement with work release in his home state of North Carolina.

    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.

    First-Offense DUI Resolved Through ARD Program

    Dec 26 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, DUI

    Our client was charged with a first-offense DUI as well as fleeing and eluding. Because of the fleeing and eluding charge, our client was not eligible for resolution of his case through the ARD program. Without getting into the ARD program, he faced mandatory jail time and a harsh driver’s license suspension. He came to our Pittsburgh DUI defense lawyers for help with his case.

    We reviewed his charges and decided to file a specialized motion to attack only the charge of fleeing and eluding. The prosecutor agreed to drop that charge, which then allowed our client to be admitted into the ARD program for his first-offense DUI. He received no jail time and a significantly reduced driver’s license suspension.

    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 Ticket Dismissed

    Dec 25 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    Our client was charged with speeding for driving 21 mph over the posted speed limit in a residential area. He was a resident of Maryland and was worried that the 3-point offense would cause a significant increase in his car insurance premiums. He also didn’t want to have to travel back to Pittsburgh to attend a hearing on his speeding charge. He retained the Pittsburgh traffic defense lawyers of Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC to represent him in court.

    We were able to waive our client’s appearance and defend him without his presence in court. After a hearing, it was determined that there were issues with the police officer’s account of the traffic stop. The magistrate found our client not guilty and dismissed the speeding charge.

    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.

    Simple Assault, Other Charges Dismissed

    Dec 24 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Assault and Domestic Violence, Case Results

    Our client was at a Fourth of July party when some estranged family members got involved in an altercation. She ended up being charged with misdemeanor simple assault, disorderly conduct, two counts of misdemeanor terroristic threats, summary criminal mischief, and summary public drunkenness. Our client worked as a medical assistant and was afraid she would lose her job if she were convicted on any of the criminal charges. She turned to the Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyers at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for help.

    We represented our client in defense of the simple assault, disorderly conduct, terroristic threats, criminal mischief, and public drunkenness. After a preliminary hearing in the case, all charges against our client were dismissed. We are now working to expunge the charges from 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.