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No Jail for Man Driving Under Suspension

Dec 28 2016, by Mike Worgul in Case Results, Driving Under Suspension

In Pennsylvania, most people would probably agree that the ability to drive is essential to everyday life and necessary tasks like transporting children or getting to and from work. When this privilege is taken away as a legal penalty, it can have a very real and very negative impact. If a person decides to tempt fate and drive while their license is suspended, they aren’t just putting their criminal record in jeopardy, because if they are caught an even longer suspension could result. For some people, this temporary hardship of losing their license becomes a perpetual suspension and it takes a very skilled criminal traffic attorney to find a solution. Recently, a 26-year-old man was stopped by police and was charged with driving under suspension for the twelfth time. As a repeat offender for driving under suspension, this individual would likely be incarcerated for up to six months and in an effort to avoid this bleak fate, he reached out to Pittsburgh’s Worgul Law Firm and their team of experienced Pittsburgh criminal traffic attorneys.

With the goal of keeping his young client out of jail, attorney Matthew Ness began working on his behalf and met with the officers involved as well as the court. Attorney Ness fervently negotiated and was ultimately successful in finding a more favorable result. The terms of this agreement involved his client pleading to a first offense of driving under suspension and although he would not be eligible to have his license reinstated for several years, his client would be spared from any time behind bars and was free to leave the courthouse after paying a $200 fine.

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