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Blog Posts in 2015

  • Facing State Time Serving County Sentence

    We represented a client in two different cases. One case he was charged with two counts of theft from a motor vehicle and two counts of receiving stolen property, facing a maxium penatly of 14 years in prison. In the second case he was charged with a forth offense DUI facing a maxium penatly of 5 years in state prison. After making the decision to enter into an open guilty plea, Attorney Emkey ...
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  • Second Offense DUI - No Jail

    Client was charged with a second offense DUI . He was facing a Mandatory Minimum of 90 days to 5 years in prison. Due to circumstances out of his control, he was not able to participate in the second time offenders program (STOP). After entering into an "open" guilty plea, Attorney Emkey argued to the Judge that his client should receive credit for the time he was at an in-patient treatment ...
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  • Man Charged In Alleged Hostage Stand-Off Gets ARD

    Attorney Emkey argued and subsequently was able to convince the District Attorney's office to withdraw the aggravated assault charge, which is a felony of the first degree and carries a maxium penalty of 20 years in prison. His client was then approved and accepted into the ARD program for first time offenders. Upon successful completion of the ARD program, Attorney Emkey's client's record will be ...
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  • Client Avoids State Prison In Third Offense DUI

    Attorney Emkey's client was charged with a third offense DUI and driving under a suspended license DUI related. He was then subsequently charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a Police Officer. Client was facing a sentence of one to five years in State prison. In an open plea before the Judge, Dan successfully argued for a sentence of 15 days in Berks County Jail, and one year of house arrest ...
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  • Bail Reduction

    At a Preliminary Hearing, Attorney Emkey requested a bail reduction for a client who was incarcerated for close to 30 days (since the day of his arrest). The district justice refused to address the bail reduction and continued the Preliminary Hearing for at least 2 weeks. Attorney Emkey immediately went to the Court of Common Pleas and filed an emergency motion for a bail reduction.The Judge (in ...
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  • Charges Dismissed At Preliminary Hearing

    Client was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia in Chester County. Client was facing significant jail time due to this arrest being a Probation violation. Attorney Emkey had charges dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing saving the defendants thousands of dollars and years in prison.
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  • Summary Trial...Not Guilty

    Attorney Emkey represented a client at a summary trial where the client received a citation for an expired registration. At the trial, Attorney Emkey argued that due to a lack of evidence, his client should be found not guilty. The Judge agreed with Attorney Emkey and found his client NOT GUILTY!
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  • Another Successful Probation Violation Hearing

    Attorney Emkey represented a client who was facing a probation violation, where the commonwealth was asking for the defendant to be resentenced to 6-23 months in jail. Attorney Emkey argued for a time served sentence. The Judge agreed with Attorney Emkey and resentenced the defendat to a time served to 23 month sentence. Attorney Emkey's client was extremely happy with the results!
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  • Probation Violation...Judge Agrees With Emkey...Client Is Released

    Attorney Daniel P. Emkey recently represented a client at a Probation Violation Hearing (Gagnon II Hearing). At the hearing, the Commonwealth asked that the defendant serve a STATE PRISON sentence. Attorney Emkey argued that his client should be immediately released on a time-served sentence. After a lengthly argument, the Court agreed with Attorney Emkey. Attorney Emkey's client couldn't be ...
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  • Attorney Emkey Wins Another Case!

    Attorney Daniel P. Emkey represented a client who was charged with Driving While Operating Privilege is Suspended or Revoked [DUI Related] (1543(b)). This offense carries a penalty of anywhere from 60-90 days in jail. Client had 11 previous 1543(b) convictions (habitual offender). Attorney Emkey successfully argued and was able to get the charge reduced to a lesser offense. Attorney Emkey also had ...
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