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September 2011 Archives

Speeding Ticket in Work Zone on PA Turnpike reduced to 5mph Over

Yesterday I represented a Pennsylvania motorists charged with operating her vehicle 27mph over the speed limit in a work zone area on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. If convicted under Section 1535(e)(2)/ Work Zone violation a Pennsylvania driver faces an automatic 15 day license suspension. In addition, a driver convicted of 27 mph over faces 5 points on their license under Section 3362(c)(1)(ii).

Felony Charges Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing

Just this past week, attarney Ryan McAllister represented a client at a preliminary hearing in Berks County district court who was charged with Fleeing and Eluding, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3733, and Driving under the Influence, 75 Pa.C.S.A. 3802. attarney McAllister met with our client in advance of the hearing date to create a strategy on how to successfuly fight the charges.

PFA Plaintiff Representation in Berks County, PA

Today I represented a client seeking a Protection from Abuse order against her daughter on behalf of her minor granddaughter. My client felt that her daughter posed a danger to the grandchild due to her issues with substance abuse. Fortunately, the PFA act can provide for protection in this regard.

ARD Granted for Client in DUI Case

attarney Ryan W. McAllister recently represented a client who was charged with a first offense driving under the influence (DUI) case in Berks County. Although this was our client's first DUI offense, our client did have a prior Drug Paraphernalia case from a few years ago. Our client actually successfuly completed ARD in this prior Drug Paraphernalia case. Because of this prior offense, our client was initially denied entry into the Berks County DUI ARD Program.

Simple Assault, Public Drunkeness, Disorderly Conduct charges dismissed in Berks County, PA

Today I represented a client charged with Simple Assault and related offenses for an alleged incident occurring in Berks County, PA. The case had made it to the Court of Common Pleas level and was set for disposition. My client was otherwise eligible for ARD, but we hoped for an even better result.

Client Saved from License Suspension

Today attarney Ryan W. McAllister represented a client in a summary appeal in the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. Our client, who was initially unrepresented, was charged with speeding in excess of 28 mph. At the time, he thought the best thing to do was to simply plead guilty, pay the fine, and move on with his life. Unfortunately, our client failed to realize the stiff consequences for pleading guilty in this case. Namely, an automatic 90 day suspension of his driver's license (based on his age) and 5 points on his driving record.

Not Guilty Verdict in Reading PA Harassment Case

Today, I represented a client charged with Harassment in a Summary Appeal case. The allegations stem from an incident occurring in a Berks County college dorm. Both females involved were charged in the assault. My client had represented herself at the hearing before the District Judge and was found guilty. She retained my services for the summary appeal.

Protection from Abuse (PFA) petition dismissed in Berks County, PA case

Today I represented a client facing allegations of abuse by his former spouse. She filed for a Protection from Abuse order following an incident that occurred during a custody exchange. My client was facing a 3 year no contact order, a finding of abuse as well as the custody implications from an adverse ruling.

Client saved from 60 day mandatory jail sentence in Berks County Driving Under Suspension case

Last week I represented a client charged with a violation of section 1543(b) of the vehicle code - Driving Under Suspension/ DUI Related. He had previously been found guilty of this charge by a Berks County District Judge where he was represented by a non-Berks County attarney. The Judge had sentenced him to the mandatory minimum 60 day jail term as laid out in the vehicle code. The Judge set a date for him to report to Berks County Prison.

Retail Theft Charges Dismissed

Last week Attorney Ryan W. McAllister successfuly represented a client in a district court criminal case. Our client first came to Ebner, Nevins & McAllister, LLC, several months ago after getting cited by a local police department for Retail Theft. Attorney McAllister was able to guide the client through the legal process by helping him exercising his rights under the law. In the end, the charges against our client were dismissed.

Client Saved from License Suspension in Reading, PA

Today I represented a client on charges of Driving Under a Suspended License at Section 1543(a) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. A one year license suspension from PENNDOT would result if he was found guilty of this particular violation. Fortunately, I was able to negotiate a reduction in the charge to a Section 1501 violation which carries with it no license suspension.
Our office regularly represents Pennsylvania motorists on matters ranging from traffic citations and speeding violations to license suspensions and suspension appeals. If you have been issued a citation or are seeking an appeal from a finding of guilt by a district judge, it is important that you seek experienced counsel. Call our office today for a free initial consultation for your Pennsylvania traffic law matter.

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