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    Case Results

    Terroristic Threats, Other Charges Reduced to Summary Offense

    Dec 11 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results

    Our client was charged with numerous charges including terroristic threats, theft by extortion, criminal conspiracy, criminal attempt, possession of marijuana, and harassment. If convicted, the client faced serious consequences. The client previously was represented by another lawyer but decided to engage the Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyers at Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC for help with the case.

    We reviewed the facts and evidence in the case, and didn’t believe the prosecutor would be able to meet its burden to prove the terroristic threats, theft by extortion, criminal conspiracy, criminal attempt, possession of marijuana, and harassment beyond a reasonable doubt. We were able to resolve the case with a guilty plea to a summary offense, which is the lowest level of criminal offense and would allow for our client’s record to be expunged.

    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.

    Felony Theft Conviction Avoided Through ARD

    Dec 10 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, Theft Crimes

    Our client was accused of stealing $8,500 from her place of employment. She was charged with a felony charge of theft. The charge was a felony because of the dollar amount in question. If convicted, she faced jail time and a permanent record as a felon. She came to our experienced Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyers for help with her felony theft charge.

    We were able to get her admitted to the ARD program, which allowed her to receive an alternative sentence in exchange for completing certain conditions. She had to repay the money stolen and complete community service. Once she completed the requirements of the ARD program, she became eligible to have her record fully expunged of the felony theft 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.

    Illegal Transfer of a Firearm Felony Avoided

    Dec 09 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, Firearms & Weapons Rights, Weapons Crimes

    Our client was charged with illegal transfer of a firearm, a felony, and false reports to law enforcement, a misdemeanor. If convicted, he faced a possible jail sentence. He also faced being forever barred from owning a firearm again, even for hunting. Our client didn’t want that outcome and turned to our experienced Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyers to represent him in his case.

    We looked at the facts and evidence in his illegal transfer of a firearm and false reports to law enforcement case. The result was that our client was able to plead to the misdemeanor charge and receive six months of probation. He avoided the felony conviction for illegal transfer of a firearm and loss of his right to own a firearm in the future.

    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.

    Aggravated Assault, Public Intoxication Charges Withdrawn

    Dec 08 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Assault and Domestic Violence, Case Results, Violent Crimes

    Our client was charged with aggravated assault and public intoxication. He was already serving probation on a different charge, and faced an additional sentence from the judge who placed him on probation ass well as the possible jail time for the aggravated assault and public intoxication charges. He knew he needed a lawyer, and turned to Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys for help.

    We evaluated his case and represented him on the aggravated assault and public intoxication charges. Through our efforts, we were able to secure for him a withdrawal of all charges.

    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.

    Felony Drug Trafficking Conviction Avoided

    Dec 05 2014 in 2014, 2014 Case Results, Case Results, Drug Crimes

    Our client was charged with felony drug trafficking and misdemeanor drug possession for allegedly having possession of more than 50 marijuana plants. Because of the weight of the drugs involved and the presence of a firearm within the grow operation, our client faced two mandatory 5-year prison terms. Our Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys represented him in the felony drug trafficking and misdemeanor drug possession case.

    After reviewing the facts and evidence, we approached prosecutors about the felony drug trafficking and misdemeanor drug possession charges. Our client pleaded to misdemeanor charged and received 2 years of probation. He avoided the mandatory 5-year prison terms and a felony drug conviction 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.