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    Case Results

    Aggravated Assault and Other Charges Withdrawn

    Dec 23 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Assault and Domestic Violence, Case Results

    Our client was involved in a road rage incident that resulted in his being charged with felony aggravated assault, simple misdemeanor assault, and misdemeanor terroristic threats. Our client was a first-time offender with a prestigious job in the city of Pittsburgh. It was important for our client to maintain his reputation in the community, but he also was worried about losing his job since his employer told him if he was convicted of an assault charge that he likely would be let go.

    Our client turned to the Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyers at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys for help with his aggravated assault, assault, and terroristic threats charges. We were able to negotiate with prosecutors an agreement for our client to plead to summary disorderly conduct in exchange for a withdrawal of the aggravated assault, assault, and terroristic threats charges.

    Our client was ordered to pay a fine in lieu of any further sentence, and he walked away with both his clean record and his employment intact.

    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.

    Running a Stop Sign Ticket Reduced

    Dec 22 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    Our client is a commercial driver for a large corporation. He was charged with running a stop sign in Washington County. Running a stop sign is a 3-point offense, and our client was very worried about the points on his driver’s license and about the risk of losing his job since he was in his commercial vehicle when he was alleged to have committed the offense. He came to the Pittsburgh traffic defense lawyers at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for help with his case.

    We were able to get his running a stop sign charge reduced to an offense that resulted in no points on his driver’s license, and payment of a small fine. Our client paid the fine and was able to keep his job because of the significant reduction of his 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.

    Making a False Statement, Unsworn Falsification Charges Withdrawn

    Dec 19 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, Weapons Crimes

    Our client applied to buy a firearm and was denied. He filled out a challenge form, and after being told he was ineligible to purchase a firearm ended up being charged with making a false statement in relation to an application for the sale or transfer of a firearm, a third-degree felony. He also was charged with an unsworn falsification to authorities offense, a third-degree misdemeanor.

    Our client was worried about the consequences of being charged with a felony and misdemeanor, and turned to our Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyers for representation. We were able to discuss the making a false statement and unsworn falsification charges with the police officer. We reached an agreement for the charges to be withdrawn in exchange for our client pleading to a summary disorderly conduct charge.

    We are now in the process of expunging the making a false statement and unsworn falsification charges from our client’s 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.

    Possession of a Controlled Substance Charge Nets Probation

    Dec 18 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, Drug Crimes

    Our client was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The substance he was charged with possessing was alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug marketed under the brand names Xanax or Niravam. Alprazolam is a Schedule IV controlled substance. The possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia charges both are ungraded misdemeanor offenses.

    Our client came to the experienced Pittsburgh defense attorneys at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for help with his drug charges. He was a first-time offender with no criminal history, and it was of the utmost importance to him to maintain a clean record.

    We negotiated with the District Attorney’s Office and were able to get our client a plea agreement for 6 months of probation without a verdict. Once our client completes the six months of probation, the possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia charges will be expunged from 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.

    Access Device Fraud, Theft Charges Dismissed

    Dec 12 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, Theft Crimes

    Our client was charged with the felony crime of access device fraud and a misdemeanor charge of theft by unlawful taking. The potential jail sentence for these two charges was 9 to 18 months if our client was convicted. Our client wanted to avoid that result, and came to the Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyers at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for help with the access device fraud and theft by unlawful taking charges.

    After reviewing the case, we were able to get the access device fraud and theft by unlawful taking charges dismissed by agreement of all the parties once our client paid restitution to the victim.

    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.