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    Speeding on a Motorcycle Reduced for 25-Year-Old

    Sep 06 2017 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    When a 25-year-old was recently stopped for speeding on a motorcycle, he was ticketed for going 26 miles per hour over the limit and faced five new points on his license and a likely 15-day suspension. The desire to protect his record and ability to drive led him to Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC, where Pittsburgh traffic lawyer Matthew Ness worked to address his concerns. Once attorney Ness met with the prosecution and advocated for his client, the ticket was successfully reduced to a minor speeding offense that did not include any points. After paying a small fine, his client could ride home that very day.

    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.

    Veteran Enters ARD for Indecent Exposure

    Sep 01 2017 in Case Results, Sex Crimes

    Recently, an Iraq war veteran and plumber from Erie, PA found himself in an extremely embarrassing and very serious legal dilemma. While staying at a hotel, the man was accused of offering money to a maid in exchange for watching as he pleasured himself. The police arrived and charged him with indecent exposure and to effectively and discretely handle the situation, he contacted Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyer Matthew Ness.

    Attorney Ness tactfully discussed the incident with the concerned parties and successfully arranged to have his client participate in therapy as part of the ARD program, which requires 12 months of probation. This allowed his client the chance to quietly and quickly move on after a very awkward situation.

    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.

    Moon Township Speeding Violation Reduced

    Aug 28 2017 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    In Moon Township, a 49-year-old financial planner had the misfortune of being pulled over for going 26 miles over the posted speed limit. This man already had a few points on his license and another five would have almost assuredly resulted in a license suspension. To avoid this, he retained Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC and worked with traffic lawyer Matthew Ness. By appearing on his client’s behalf and negotiating for a better result, attorney Ness effectively reached an agreement that amended the ticket to a lesser violation for going five miles an hour over for no additional points and no 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.

    Not-Guilty Verdict in Pittsburgh Gun Case

    Aug 23 2017 in Case Results, Pennsylvania Criminal Process, Weapons Crimes

    Sometimes, mistakes in a person’s life can still be held against them long after the original incident, but if biased judgments ever lead to criminal accusations or charges, you will need to fervently protect your rights with help from a skilled defense lawyer.

    Not long ago, a 22-year-old with some previous run ins with the law got into an argument with his girlfriend and police were called when reports of a gunshot were made. The officers arrived and asked about the shots, which the man denied knowing anything about. During the conversation in the man’s driveway, officers noticed a few bullet shell casings in the backseat of a parked car. They search the vehicle and found a weapon matching the bullets. Due to his past record, they charged the man with some very serious weapon-related crimes, including a person not to possess a firearm and carrying a gun without a license. These offenses put his freedom in grave danger because if convicted, could lead to between 5 and 10 years behind bars.

    To build the strongest defense possible, the man hired Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Matthew Ness. After a motion that questioned the validity of the search based on the car actually belonging to his client’s sister, the case proceeded to trial where attorney Ness passionately argued that the police could not prove the gun, nor the bullets belonged to his client. By illustrating that the car was not his and that police did not fingerprint or otherwise test the evidence they found, the prosecution could not definitively say he ever had possession of the gun, let alone knew that it was in the car. Due to his attorney’s aggressive approach and dedication, the jury quickly returned a not-guilty verdict and the man was finally vindicated.

    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.

    Penguins Fan Sees Speeding Ticket Dismissed

    Aug 18 2017 in Case Results, Traffic Offenses

    A 23-year-old Penguins fan was on his way home from a game and excitedly hit the gas a little too hard. He was eventually pulled over going 37 miles over the limit and quickly learned that he was facing a PennDot hearing, the loss of his license, and five points on his license. Not wanting to experience these or the subsequent increase in insurance premiums, he decided to hire Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC and traffic attorney Matthew Ness. With considerable experience in Pennsylvania traffic cases, attorney Ness utilized his client’s previously clean record to negotiate with the court. Ultimately, Ness obtained a full dismissal of the ticket, replaced with a warning from the magistrate and a promise to drive safer.

    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.