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Blog Posts in July, 2013

  • DUI Charges Withdrawn

    Attorney Emkey effectively negotiated the withdrawal of Driving While Under the Influence (DUI) charges today at a Preliminary Hearing. The client plead guilty to a summary charge. The client was facing potential jail time as well as a loss of license. Furthermoe, this saves hundreds of dollars in court fees and fines for the client.
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  • Felony Robbery Charges Dismissed

    On Friday, July 26, 2013, charges were dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing level against client. The client, a city of Reading resident, was incarcerated on allegations of robbery, a felony of the third degree. The allegations alleged that our client grabbed a set of keys and drove off in the victim's car. However, the District Attorney's Office was unable to sustain their burden of proof at the ...
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  • What Is ARD In Criminal Law?

    The Accelerated Rehabilitative Program, otherwise known as ARD , is a program offered in criminal court to first time offenders. The goal of the program is to successfully rehabilitate the offender to prevent them from entering the criminal system again. If ARD is completed successfully, the record of the offender is expunged. This is extremely beneficial to people to be able to obtain employment ...
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  • DUI: Implied Consent

    Every time you renew your license at PennDot in Pennsylvania, you sign a form giving the Commonwealth the right to draw blood, breath, or urine if you are arrested by police for a DUI . This is known as the Implied Consent Law, the DL-26, or the O'Connell Warnings. According to the Implied Consent Law, if you refuse to give your blood, breath, or urine, it is an automatic loss of a license for a ...
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