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Various Heroin Possession Charges Dismissed For A 21-Year-Old Man

Jul 08 2016, by Mike Worgul in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes, Notable Case Results

Pittsburgh’s Worgul Law Firm often represents clients with multiple cases against them, which can be a very vulnerable legal position without an experienced counsel. This was the situation a 21-year-old man in Allegheny County faced after he was first charged with felony intent to deliver heroin, heroin possession, and heroin paraphernalia and then some time later, due to his serious drug addiction, he was arrested again and charged with heroin possession. With no prior criminal history, the young man knew that he needed help with his addiction, but also wanted to avoid the complications associated with having drug convictions on his record; therefore, he hired criminal defense attorney Samir Sarna based on his experience dealing with Pennsylvania drug cases.

Attorney Sarna took the case and strategically postponed the cases against his client several times so he could complete a drug treatment program. Once he finished the program, his client returned for the court appearance regarding the single heroin possession case. After speaking with the assigned district attorney, attorney Sarna was able to convince the prosecution to withdraw the charge based on his client’s commitment to seeking help in rehab. Regarding the case involving his client’s intent to deliver, possession, and paraphernalia charges, attorney Sarns negotiated for a 6 month probation period, after which, his client would see a dismissal of all the charges. The young man was very pleased to deal with his addiction without the added weight of drug convictions on his record.

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