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Client Avoids State Prison, gets 1 Year Probation

by | May 24, 2012 | Criminal Law |

I recently represented a client who was originally charged with a number of offenses including Felony Recieving Stolen Property, Unauthorized Use of an Automobile, Simple Assault and Reckless Endangerment. The allegations involved a domestic altercation in a vehicle and a subsequent alleged theft of the vehicle by my client. Based on Pennsylvania’s Sentencing Guidelines my client would have faced 12 to 18 months minimum in State Prison had she been convicted of the Recieving Stolen Property. 

Fortunately, the RSP and UUA charges were dismissed at the Preliminary Hearing and the case went forward as a Simple Assault and REAP. Plea negotiations stalled with the District Attorney offering us 6 to 23 months in County prison. We set the case for trial and continued to prepare.

Fortunately, we were able to resolve the matter this morning after the ADA agreed to reduce the charges to a single count of misdemeanor 3 Simple Assault – mutual combat. Even though my client has a prior record score of 5 we were able to secure a sentence of 1 year probation.

If you are charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses in Reading, Berks County Pennsylvania you need to secure skilled and experienced local counsel. Call our office today to schedule a free first-time consultation for your Berks County criminal case.



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