attarney McAllister recently represented a client who had been sentenced to thirty (30) days in Berks County Prison for driving on a suspended license under 75 Pa.C.S.A. 1543(a). The client came to our office after being previously found guilty and sentenced in a Berks County District Court. Additionally, by the time our client came to our office, her appeal rights had passed since there is only a thirty (30) day appeal period under Pennsylvania Law.
After attarney McAllister reviewed the case, however, he was able to determine that our client should have been awarded “credit” for time spent in Berks County Prison. Therefore, attarney McAllister filed a summary appeal and a motion with the Berks County Court of Common Pleas seeking “credit for time served”. These court filings also delayed the original start date of our client’s jail sentence.
Eventually the case made its way into court, and attarney McAllister was able to successfuly argue for “credit time” to be applied to our client’s case. Instead of having to serve a full thirty (30) days, our client will now only have to serve around five (5) days in Berks County Prison. Without the assistance of attarney McAllister, our client would have had to serve twenty-five more days in Berks County Prison.
Our client was more than happy with the outcome of her case. If you or someone you know is facing a possible jail sentence for a traffic-related offense, please contact our office right away at 610-372-5128. One of our attarneys will be happy to discuss your case in detail during a no-cost consultation.