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CASE RESULTS

The Zuckerman Law Firm LLC prides itself on helping good people navigate through the justice system with the goal of minimizing penalties. The results listed below are real case results on criminal and traffic cases litigated by the Zuckerman Law Firm throughout Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania, and does not include results on every case handled by the firm. Names and case details are omitted to protect client confidentiality. Past results do not guarantee future results, and the Zuckerman Law Firm makes no promises or guarantees regarding the outcome of your case. Viewers of this page must not assume that their cases can be resolved similarly to those charged with the same type of offense.

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JULY 2019

  • Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Westmoreland): Client facing permanent criminal record and max sentence of up to 13 months in jail. Result: Negotiated guilty plea to two counts of summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Indirect Criminal Contempt Complaint (Allegheny): Client facing potential jail sentence of 6 months and criminal conviction. Result: Negotiated civil agreement leading to dismissal of ICC and PFA against client.

  • Simple Assault by Physical Menace x 2, Recklessly Endangering Another Person x3, DUI, M3 Disorderly Conduct (Armstrong): Client facing guideline range sentence, mandatory minimum 72 hour jail sentence, and max sentences in excess of 10 years in jail. Result: All Simple Assault and 2x REAP withdrawn at MDJ. Plea negotiated for guilty plea to DUI and summary disorderly conduct for 6 months of non-reporting probation only.

  • Promoting Prostitution and Possession of Instrument of a Crime (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 6 yrs in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete classes in return for a future reduction to summary disorderly conduct. Outcome pending.

  • Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Defiant Trespass (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 4 years in jail, permanent record, and loss of employment. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement for complete dismissal of charges.

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Allegheny): Repeat offender facing potential jail sentence in standard guideline range and max sentence of up to 3 years in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement for 18 months of probation.

  • Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Greene): Client facing permanent criminal record and max sentence of up to 13 months in jail. Result: Attorney Milardo reached deal for client to complete drug and alcohol evaluation in return for a future withdrawal of the charges. Outcome pending.

  • Strangulation & Simple Assault (Allegheny): Client facing permanent felony record, max sentence of up to 12 years in jail if convicted. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete anger management and drug/alcohol counseling in return for a future reduction to a summary harassment offense. Outcome pending.

  • Following Too Closely and Turn Signal (Allegheny): Out of state CDL driver facing possible loss of insurance coverage and employment if convicted. Result: Waived client’s appearance in court. Negotiated amendment of charges to equipment violations that did not impact client’s out of state CDL or insurance.

  • Criminal Mischief (Allegheny): Client with clean record facing permanent conviction and max sentence of up to 2 years in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to pay restitution and complete anger management course in return for a future withdrawal of the charge. Outcome pending.

  • Summary Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client facing theft conviction that could not be expunged for minimum period of 5 years, in addition to over $450 in fines and court costs. Result: Client failed to appear. However, Court allowed me to argue for dismissal of case in client’s absence. Court found client not guilty.

  • Speeding 32mph over (Allegheny): Client plead guilty to speeding offense without realizing consequences. Firm hired to file appeal of conviction. Client was given 5 points and requirement to attend departmental hearing, with possible 15-day license suspension. Result: Summary appeal filed and hearing scheduled before PennDOT hearing. Plea negotiated by Attorney Milardo to 10mph over, reducing points down to 2, and eliminating PennDOT hearing and license suspension.

  • Corruption of Minors, Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia (Westmoreland): Client facing max sentence of over 6 years and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated withdrawal of the Corruption of Minors offense at preliminary hearing. Plea agreement reached for probation without verdict on drug offenses. If compliant with probation, client will earn dismissal of criminal charges and will be able to expunge criminal record.

  • Possession of Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia (Westmoreland): Client facing permanent record with max sentence of up to 2 years in jail. Result: Negotiated tentative plea offer for 6-months of probation without verdict. If compliant with probation, client will earn dismissal of criminal charges and will be able to expunge criminal record.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable crimes code conviction and fines/costs exceeding $600 if convicted. Result: Not guilty.

  • Speeding 33mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 5 points, PennDOT Departmental hearing and likely 15-day license suspension if convicted. Result: Negotiated reduction to 10 mph over, carrying 2 points and no suspension or Penndot hearing requirement.

  • Public Urination (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable conviction for offense and fines/costs exceeding $450. Result: Waived client’s appearance in court and advocated for dismissal of charge based upon client’s completion of community service.

  • Summary Retail Theft, Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing crimes code convictions that cannot be expunged for 5 years, in addition to max fines and costs exceeding $1000. Result: Advocated for dismissal of retail theft and public drunkenness offenses, with client to complete 50 hours of community service for a future dismissal of the DC offense. DC charge still pending.

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing permanent criminal record with max sentence of up to 25 months in jail. Result: Negotiated plea to two counts of summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only. Client eligible to expunge all misdemeanor drug charges.

  • Driving on a Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing a 12-month license suspension. Result: Client able to regain driving privileges and charge reduced to Failure to Exhibit License upon Demand offense, with no suspension.

  • Driving on a Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing a 12-month license suspension. Result: Charge dismissed by MDJ.

  • Speeding 17mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 4 points. Result: Negotiated agreement with Trooper to reduction to 5mph over, no points.

  • Driving on a Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing a 12-month license suspension. Result: Client able to regain driving privileges and charge reduced to Failure to Exhibit License upon Demand offense, with no suspension.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable crimes code conviction and fines/costs of over $600. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete community service for full withdrawal of charge. Charge has been dismissed.

  • Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, Safe Speed, 2 non-point violations (Washington): Client facing mandatory 6-month license suspension and up to 5 points. Result: Prepared for hearing, plea negotiated prior to hearing for client to plead guilty to safe speed violation. Carries 2 points only, and eliminates all license suspensions.

  • Driving on a Suspended License (Mercer) - 3 cases: Client facing mandatory 30-day jail sentence and additional 12-month license suspension if convicted on each case. Total possible penalty - 3-year suspension and 90-day mandatory minimum jail sentence. Result: Due to client regaining driving privileges, plea negotiated for reduction to Driving Without a License at one case, and Failure to Exhibit License on other two cases, eliminating all jail time and license suspensions!

  • 2nd Offense Retail Theft (Beaver): Client facing permanent misdemeanor record and max sentence of up to 1 year in jail. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary graded retail theft only. Client eligible to expunge misdemeanor immediately and summary offense after 5 yrs.

  • Probation Violation Hearing (Allegheny): Client facing potential re-sentencing to jail time. Result: After hearing, probation extended without jail time.

  • Endangering Welfare of a Child & DUI (Allegheny): Client facing a permanent criminal record without ability to pursue record sealing, max sentence of 5.5 years in jail. Result: Negotiated withdrawal of Endangering Welfare charge at preliminary hearing, eliminating M1 offense carrying 5 year max. DUI charge pending at higher court.

  • Driving on a Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing a 12-month license suspension. Result: Client able to regain driving privileges and charge reduced to Failure to Exhibit License upon Demand offense, with no suspension.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Butler): Client facing 12-month additional license suspension, 60-day mandatory jail sentence and $500 fine. Result: Case dismissed

  • Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 13 months in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Plea to summary disorderly conduct negotiated.

  • Speeding 15mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 3 points. Result: Plea to 5mph over, no points.

  • Speeding 46mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 5 points, a mandatory PennDOT departmental hearing and likely 15-day license suspension upon conviction. Result: Negotiated reduction to 15mph over, carrying 3 points and no suspension or Penndot hearing.

  • Strangulation, Unlawful Restraint, Simple Assault and Harassment (Allegheny): Client with past criminal record facing guideline range state prison sentence, max sentence of over 17 years in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete anger management courses in return for a reduction to summary offenses for fines/costs only. Final disposition pending.

  • Driving on a Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing a 12-month license suspension. Result: Client able to regain driving privileges and charge reduced to Failure to Exhibit License upon Demand offense, with no suspension.

  • Retail Theft (Washington): Client facing permanent record and max sentence of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement for repayment of restitution and completion of retail theft educational course in return for a withdrawal of the charges.

  • Simple Assault & Harassment (Armstrong): Client facing permanent criminal record and max sentence of up to 27 months in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete drug, alcohol and mental health treatment in return for a future withdrawal of all charges.

  • Speeding 15mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 3 points on driving record. Result: NOT GUILTY.

  • Stop Sign (Allegheny): Client facing 3 points on driving record. Result: NOT GUILTY.

JUNE 2019

  • Simple Assault and Harassment (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of over 2 years in jail and permanent record. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete anger management classes for future withdrawal of charges.

  • Materially False Statement and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities (Beaver): Client facing permanent felony record and max sentence of up to 8 years in jail. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct offense for fines only.

  • DUI - Middle Tier (Indiana): Client facing 48-hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 12-month license suspension and criminal record. Result: Negotiated tentative plea offer for admission into the ARD program.

  • DUI-D (Westmoreland): Client facing 72-hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 12-month license suspension and criminal record. Result: Negotiated tentative plea offer for admission into the ARD program.

  • Driving on a Suspended License - 6th Offense (Indiana): Client found guilty at MDJ level, receiving a 3-6 month jail sentence. Firm filed summary appeal of conviction. Result: Negotiated agreement for reduction to Driving Without a License, eliminating all jail time.

  • 5x Forgery, Theft, Receiving Stolen Property (Allegheny): Client facing 7 counts, each an F3 offense carrying max of up to 7 years in jail. Result: Negotiated plea agreement where all charges amended to misdemeanor gradings for probation. 18-months of probation imposed.

  • DUI (Allegheny): Client facing 72-hour mandatory minimum, 12 month license suspension and criminal record. Result: Case resolved through ARD program.

  • Driving on a Suspended License - 4 cases (Allegheny): Client with multiple arrest warrants for failing to respond to traffic citations, and unable to regain driver’s license until warrants cleared. Entered not guilty pleas to clear warrants. Facing 12 month suspension on each case for total of 4 years worth of license suspensions! Result: 2 cases dismissed. Reached resolution on other cases to avoid any additional license suspensions.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Repeat offender facing 6th offense, facing mandatory 30 day jail sentence and max of up to 6 months. Result: Negotiated reduction to Driving Without License charge, eliminating mandatory jail time.

  • Driving on a Suspended License - 2 cases (Allegheny): Client facing an additional 2-years worth of license suspensions if convicted. Result: Firm able to assist client in complying with restoration letter to regain driver’s license. Both charges dismissed!

  • Materially False Statement and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities (Washington): Client facing permanent felony record and max sentence of up to 8 years in jail. Result: Negotiated an agreement for entry into the ARD program on 1 year of probation. Charges to be dismissed once admitted and program completed successfully.

  • Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Speeding 25mph over, and Driving Without a License (Allegheny): Client facing permanent criminal record, max sentence of up to 13 months in jail, a 6-month license suspension and 5 points on driving record. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement for guilty plea to summary disorderly conduct offense only. No points or license suspension.

  • Altered and Forged Documents (Allegheny): Client facing maximum sentence of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated plea to summary disorderly conduct and traffic charges for fines only.

  • 2nd DUI, Highest Tier (Fayette): Client facing mandatory minimum 90-day jail sentence and max sentence of up to 5 years in jail. Result: 90-days house arrest and 2 years probation.

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Fayette): Client with prior criminal record facing max sentence of up to 1 year in jail, and a guideline range sentence of 6-12 months. Result: Negotiated agreement for 3 months of house arrest and 12 months probation.

  • Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Graduate student facing permanent criminal record, max sentence of up to 13 months in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete 50 hours of community service for a full withdrawal of charges.

  • Simple Assault x 2, Terorristic Threats, Accident with Attended Vehicle and DUI (Allegheny): Client with a clean record facing permanent criminal record, max sentence of over 10.5 years in jail. Result: Although initially denied for ARD consideration, was able to successfully pursue client’s entry into program, where client will be able to avoid a criminal record upon completion.

  • Fleeing & Eluding and DUI (Allegheny): Student with no prior criminal record facing a max sentence of up to 7.5 years in jail. Result: Negotiated withdrawal of Fleeing & Eluding offense at MDJ level. Successfully negotiated entry into the ARD program on the remaining DUI charges, where client will be able to avoid a criminal record upon completion.

  • M3 Disorderly Conduct (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 1 year in jail and permanent record. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary graded disorderly conduct for fines. Case ended at MDJ level.

  • Accident Involving Death or Personal Injury While Not Licensed (Allegheny): Client with no prior criminal record facing max sentence of up to 2 years in jail, a 12-month license suspension and a permanent criminal conviction. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated resolution to Careless Driving and Driving Without License traffic offenses for fines only. M2 charge withdrawn.

  • Fake ID (Allegheny): Out of state client facing summary conviction, fine of up to $500 plus court costs, and possible university discipline. Result: Charge dismissed.

  • Driving on a Suspended License DUI Related (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory minimum jail sentence of 60 days, $500 fine and 1-year license suspension. Result: Negotiated resolution to a 1501A violation. No jail time, $200 fine and 6-month additional license suspension.

  • Aggravated Assault, Strangulation, Simple Assault (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of over 20 years in jail and permanent felony record. Result: Charges dismissed.

  • Reckless Driving and Prohibiting Text Based Communications (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 6-month license suspension upon conviction in connection with auto accident. Result: Agreement could not be reached. Summary trial held where Attorney Milardo successfully argued for a not-guilty verdict on Reckless Driving offense and Text Message violations. Client found guilty of a lesser offense of Disregarding a Traffic Lane.

  • Fake ID (Allegheny): Client facing summary conviction with fines of up to $500 plus court costs. Result: Case dismissed.

  • F3 Theft and Conspiracy (Allegheny): Client with a bench warrant on case facing max sentence of up to 14 years in jail. Result: Turned client in on bond. Motion to Dismiss under Rule 600 filed, argued and granted, leading to dismissal of all charges!

  • Carrying Firearm Without a License (Allegheny): Client facing maximum sentence for M1 offense of 5 years and a permanent criminal record. Result: Agreement reached for full withdrawal of charge.

MAY 2019

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence, additional 12-month suspension. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing 6 month license suspension. Result: Reduction to 3111A offense, no points or suspension.

  • Driving on a Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 12-month suspension. Result: Case postponed to give time to client to regain driving privileges for reduction to offense carrying no suspension.

  • M3 Harassment (Butler): Client with prior criminal record arrested on warrant and incarcerated on $25,000 bond, facing max sentence of up to 1 year in jail. Result: Negotiated plea to M3 offense at MDJ for fines/costs only.

  • F3 Fleeing & Eluding, DUI, Possession of Marijuana (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of over 7.5 years in jail, permanent felony record. Result: At preliminary hearing, negotiated reduction of F3 Fleeing and Eluding to an M2 graded Fleeing and Eluding offense for a waiver of the hearing. Goal remains to pursue entry into the ARD program on all counts.

  • Simple Assault by Physical Menace and summary Criminal Mischief (Allegheny): Client facing permanent criminal record, max sentence of up to 27 months. Result: Negotiated tentative agreement for client to pay restitution and complete anger management classes for plea to summary criminal mischief for fines/costs only.

  • Overtaking School Bus (Butler): Client facing 60-day mandatory license suspension and 5 points on driving record. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to amber signal violation, eliminating all points and suspensions.

  • Corruption of Minors, Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia (Westmoreland): Client facing max sentence of up to 6 years in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated tentative plea offer for withdrawal of Corruption of Minors offense, and probation without verdict on marijuana/paraphernalia counts.

  • Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client facing permanent criminal record and max sentence of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Agreement negotiated to complete retail theft class and pay restitution for full case withdrawal.

  • Speeding 24mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 4 points on driving record. Result: Plea to 5mph over, no points.

  • Speeding 22mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 4 points on driving record. Result: Plea to 5mph over, no points.

  • Gagnon II/Probation Violation Hearing (Allegheny): Client facing re-sentencing on probation violation. Result: Court closed interest on case without any additional probation or jail time.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing fines/costs of over $500, publicly searchable conviction that cannot be expunged until client turns 21 years of age. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Aggravated Assault Bodily Injury Deadly Weapon, Recklessly Endangering Another Person (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of over 12 years in jail. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Driving on a Suspended License (Allegheny): Client plead guilty to offense at MDJ level without legal counsel. Firm retained to appeal conviction to avoid the 12-month suspension imposed by PennDOT. Result: Not guilty. Suspension rescinded.

APRIL 2019

  • Theft by Unlawful Taking (Allegheny): Client facing permanent criminal record and max sentence of up to 2 years in jail. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Joint Representation of 2 Clients - Retail Theft (Allegheny): Clients facing summary theft conviction that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement for clients to complete restitution and retail theft classes for withdrawal.

  • Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client facing permanent criminal record and max sentence of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement for charges to be fully withdrawn.

  • Overtaking School Bus (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory license suspension and 5 points on driving record. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to traffic control devices violation, eliminating all points and suspensions.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable summary conviction that cannot be expunged until client turns 21 years of age, fine of up to $500 plus court costs. Result: Case dismissed

  • Fake ID (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable summary conviction that cannot be expunged for 5 years and fine of up to $500 plus court costs. Result: Case dismissed

  • Driving on a DUI Related Suspension (Washington): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence, 12 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to 1511A violation, eliminating all jail time and license suspensions. Client has regained their driving privileges after the case ended!

  • DUI Middle Tier (Washington): Client facing 48-hour mandatory jail sentence, 12 month license suspension and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated tentative plea offer for ARD admission, 30 day license suspension.

  • Simple Assault (Washington): Client facing max sentence of up to 2 years in jail. Result: Negotiated offer to M3 Disorderly Conduct for probation only.

  • Simple Assault and Harassment (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 2 years in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete anger management classes for future withdrawal of charges.

  • Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 13 months in jail. Result: Negotiated reduction to 2 counts of summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • 2nd Offense, Highest Tier DUI (Allegheny): Client facing 90-day mandatory minimum jail sentence, max sentence of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Attorney Milardo reached agreement for 90-days of house arrest instead of 90 days incarceration, 18 months probation.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 6-month license suspension upon conviction. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to careless driving charge, carrying no license suspension. 3 points imposed.

  • Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia (Washington): Client facing max sentence of up to 13 months in jail. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Required Financial Responsibility, Inspection, Emissions and Registration (Allegheny): Client facing 90 day license suspension and fines/court costs of over $600. Result: Client found not guilty at summary trial due to no proof of vehicle operation on incident date.

  • 3 counts of Simple Assault by Physical Menace, 3 counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, DUI (Armstrong): Client facing maximum sentences exceeding 6.5 years in jail. Result: At preliminary hearing, negotiated waiver of hearing in return for withdrawal of all Simple Assault and 2/3 REAP charges. Client facing further disposition of one REAP count and DUI at Court of Common Pleas.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and additional 12-month license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated deal at summary appeals court for 60 days of house arrest.

  • Driving With Suspended Registration (Allegheny): Client plead guilty to offense at magistrate level and retained firm to file summary appeal, seeking to overturn 90 day license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated plea to alternative traffic violation carrying no suspension.

  • Public Drunkenness, Disorderly Conduct & Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable summary convictions and max fines of up to approximately $1,300. Result: Successfully argued for dismissal of case based upon completion of community service, drug and alcohol counseling.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Venango): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and additional 12-month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to 1501A violation, carrying no points, suspension or jail time.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny) - 2 cases: Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and additional 12-month license suspension. Result: One case dismissed based upon violation of statute of limitations. For second case, negotiated reduction to 1501A violation, carrying no points, suspension or jail time.

  • Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable summary convictions and max fines/costs of up to approximately $900. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete community service and continue MH counseling for withdrawal.

  • Summary Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client facing theft conviction on criminal record and max fine/costs of up to $450. Result: Charge dismissed based upon completion of educational course.

  • Accident Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle (Allegheny): Client facing criminal record and max sentence of up to 1 year in jail. Result: Charges withdrawn on date of trial.

  • Probation Violation Hearing (Allegheny): Client facing technical violation for non-payment. Result: Successful in getting court to terminate probation and close interest.

  • Accident with Unattended Vehicle (Allegheny): Client facing 4 points on driving record. Result: Negotiated reduction to traffic control devices, no points.

  • Possession of Fake ID (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable summary conviction and max fines/costs of over $450. Result: Negotiated agreement for future dismissal after completion of community service.

  • 2nd Offense, Highest Tier DUI (Allegheny): Client facing 90-day mandatory minimum jail sentence, max sentence of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Agreement reached for 90-days of house arrest instead of 90 days incarceration, 18 months probation.

  • Possession of Fake ID (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable summary conviction and max fines/costs of over $450. Result: Negotiated agreement for future dismissal after completion of community service.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable summary conviction and max fines/costs of over $600. Result: Negotiated agreement for future dismissal after completion of community service.

  • Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable summary conviction and max fines/costs of up to approximately $900. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete community service and drug & alcohol evaluation for dismissal.

  • Endangering Welfare of Child 4 counts and Possession of Controlled Substance (Indiana): Client facing up to 21 years in jail. Result; Negotiated tentative written plea offer for EWOC charges to all be withdrawn upon guilty plea to one count of Possession of Controlled Substance with probationary recommendation.

  • Contraband and Possession of Controlled Substance (Indiana): Client facing max sentence of up to 11 years and felony. Result: Advocated for District Attorney’s office to withdraw charges based upon lack of evidence on case.

MARCH 2019

  • Theft of Mislaid Property (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 2 years and permanent criminal record. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated Rule 586 Settlement where charge dismissed based upon payment of restitution.

  • 2 Cases - Driving on DUI Suspended License - Summary Appeals (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and additional 12-month license suspension at each case. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated cumulative plea agreement for a total of 60 days of house arrest.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and additional 12-month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to 1511A violation, carrying no points, suspension or jail time.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and additional 12-month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to 1543A violation, eliminating jail sentence.

  • Drug DUI (Fayette): Client facing 72-hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, max sentence of up to 6 months and 12-month license suspension. Result: Negotiated written offer for admission into ARD program. Suspension reduced to 60 days.

  • Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable summary conviction and fines/costs of up to approximately $450. Result: Attorney Milardo reached agreement for client to complete community service for dismissal.

  • False ID to Law Enforcement, Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and max sentence of up to 15 months in jail. Result: Negotiated plea to summary disorderly conduct and suspended license charge for 60 days of house arrest, no jail time. Misdemeanor false ID charge withdrawn.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and additional 12-month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to 1511A violation, carrying no points, suspension or jail time. Client has regained driver’s license!

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and additional 12-month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to 1501A violation, carrying no points, suspension or jail time.

  • Miscellaneous VUFA charges, Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia (Beaver): Client facing permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated deal for withdrawal of VUFA charges, ARD or PWV on drug offenses, which will lead to clean record.

  • DUI - Highest Tier (Allegheny): Client facing 72 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 12 month license suspension and permanent record. Result: Negotiated admission into ARD program, eliminating jail time, reducing suspension to 60 days, with opportunity to earn a record expungement.

  • DUI - Middle (Allegheny): Client facing 48 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 12 month license suspension and permanent record. Result: Negotiated admission into ARD program, eliminating jail time, reducing suspension to 30 days, with opportunity to earn a record expungement.

  • DUI - Drug (Allegheny): Client facing 72 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 12 month license suspension and permanent record. Result: Negotiated admission into ARD program, eliminating jail time, reducing suspension to 60 days, with opportunity to earn a record expungement.

  • DUI - Highest Tier (Allegheny): Client facing 72 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 12 month license suspension and permanent record. Result: Negotiated admission into ARD program, eliminating jail time, reducing suspension to 60 days, with opportunity to earn a record expungement.

  • Speeding 32mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 5 points, mandatory PennDOT departmental hearing and likely 15 day license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo successfully argued for reduction to 5mph over, carrying no points, departmental hearing or suspension.

  • Reckless Driving and Speeding 22mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 4 points and 6 month license suspension. Result: Charges reduced to 5mph over, no points or suspension.

  • Reckless Driving and Speeding 17mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 4 points and 6 month license suspension. Result: Charges reduced to 5mph over, no points or suspension.

  • Accident with Unattended Vehicle & Careless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing up to 7 points in connection with hit and run accident. Result: Accident offense dismissed, guilty plea to careless driving, reducing points down to 3.

  • Bad Checks - 4 counts (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 5 years in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Agreement reached for withdrawal of charges based upon payment of restitution.

  • Summary Criminal Mischief (Allegheny): Client facing conviction that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years, restitution and fines/costs of approximately $450. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and 12-month additional license suspension. Result: Agreement reached where charge reduced to 3111A violation, carrying no jail time, points or suspension. Client has license back.

  • Motion to Terminate Probation (Allegheny): Client seeking to terminate probation early to move out of state and pursue education. Result: Motion to Terminate Probation granted. Case closed.

FEBRUARY 2019

  • Summary Defiant Trespass - co defendants (Allegheny): Represented co-defendants charged with summary defiant trespass, facing conviction that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years and fines/costs of approximately $450. Result: Negotiated agreement for clients to complete community service for future withdrawal of charges.

  • Strangulation and Simple Assault (Armstrong): Client facing max sentence of up to 12 years in jail, and permanent felony record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete treatment in return for future withdrawal of all charges.

  • Reckless Driving and Speeding 26mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 6-month license suspension and 5 points. Result: Negotiated agreement to plead guilty to turnpike violations for no points or suspension.

  • 2nd DUI - Drugs (Fayette): Client facing 90-day mandatory minimum jail sentence and max of up to 5 years. Result: Negotiated tentative written plea offer for 90 days of house arrest and probation.

  • Public Urination (Allegheny): Client facing conviction that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years and fines/costs of approximately $450. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete community service for future withdrawal of charge.
    Public Drunkenness, Fake ID and Public Urination (Allegheny): Client facing convictions that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years and fines/costs of approximately $1200, in addition to 90 day license suspension. Result: Not guilty of Fake ID and Public Drunkenness. Agreement to complete community service in return for future dismissal of public urination offense.

  • Possession of Instrument of Crime and Promoting Prostitution (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 6 years in jail and permanent record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete educational course for reduction to summary disorderly conduct.

  • M1 Retail Theft - 2 Counts (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 10 years in jail and permanent misdemeanor record. Result: Negotiated agreement for guilty plea to summary retail theft for fines, costs and restitution only. Misdemeanors withdrawn.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing 6 month license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo reached agreement for guilty plea to 3111A offense, carrying no points or suspension.

  • Careless Driving, Improper Lane Change & Registration (Allegheny): Client facing up to 6 points. Result: Negotiated reduction to 3111A offense, carrying no points.

  • Summary Defiant Trespass (Allegheny): Client barred from casino grounds facing conviction that cannot be expunged for minimum of 5 years. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete community service for full withdrawal of charges.

  • Accident with Attended Vehicle (Allegheny): Client facing permanent criminal record and max of up to 1 year in jail, along with a 12 month license suspension. Result: Agreement reached for client to complete Drug and Alcohol assessment in return for reduction to summary Careless Driving. No license suspension.

  • F2 Criminal Trespass, 2 counts of M2 Resisting Arrest, M3 False ID Law Enforcement, M3 Loitering & Prowling at Nighttime (Allegheny): College student facing max sentence of up to 16 years in jail, possible county jail sentence in guidelines, permanent felony record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete 60 hours of community service. If complete, all felony and misdemeanors will be withdrawn

  • F3 Fleeing and Eluding & DUI - Highest Tier (Allegheny): College student facing max sentence of up to 7.5 years in jail, permanent felony record, 72 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 12 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated withdrawal of Fleeing & Eluding offense at preliminary hearing. DUI charges pending.

  • Simple Assault and Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 2 years in jail along with a 90 day license suspension. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete Batterer’s Intervention program in return for modification of charges to one count of summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Overtaking School Bus (Allegheny): Client facing potential loss of employment, 5 points and 60 day license suspension if convicted. Result: Negotiated reduction with MDJ to Careless Driving offense, eliminating license suspension and reducing points from 5 to 3.

  • Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Professional facing conviction that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years and fines/costs of approximately $450. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete community service in return for future case withdrawal.

  • Protection from Abuse (Allegheny): Client facing PFA and loss of firearm rights. Result: Negotiated civil consent agreement leading to dismissal of PFA.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing 3 month license suspension, max fines/costs of over $600 and conviction that cannot be expunged until client turns 21. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing 3 month license suspension, max fines/costs of over $600 and conviction that cannot be expunged until client turns 21. Result: Case dismissed.

  • DUI - Highest Tier, 2nd Offense (Allegheny): Repeat offender with prior record score of 5 facing mandatory minimum 90 day jail sentence, standard guideline range of up to 12 months, and a max of up to 5 years. Result: Negotiated resolution and successfully argued for imposition of 90 days house arrest and 18 months probation.

  • DUI - Middle Tier, 2nd Offense and Accident with Unattended Property (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 30 day jail sentence, 6 month maximum sentence. Result: Attorney Milardo successfully negotiated plea for 30 days of house arrest, 6 months probation, and withdrawal of accident offense.

  • Stop Sign Violation (Allegheny): Professional driver facing 3 points and possible loss of employment if convicted. Result: Attorney Milardo successfully argued for dismissal of citation.

JANUARY 2019

  • Theft of Mislaid Property (Butler): Client facing max sentence of up to 2 years. Result: Attorney Milardo successfully negotiated entry into ARD program for 6 months of non-reporting probation.

  • Protection from Abuse (Allegheny): Client facing PFA and loss of firearm rights, potential custody implications. Result: Negotiated civil consent agreement leading to dismissal of PFA.

  • DUI - Middle Tier, First Offense (Allegheny): Client revoked from the ARD program due to failure to comply with the program. Retained our office after revocation to see if conviction could be avoided. Facing 12-month suspension, 48 hour mandatory jail sentence, and permanent record. Result: Firm coordinated with DA’s office, as well as various county agencies to expedite completion of necessary evaluations and classes, and successfully gained readmission into program for the client. Case was closed on date of re-admission.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Out of state client facing a loss of driving privileges in home state and potential loss of employment as a result. Result: Case dismissed by MDJ.

  • M3 Driving on a DUI Suspended License with Drugs in System, Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory minimum sentence of 6 months of incarceration, and max sentence of up to 25 months. Result: Reviewed full driving history with DA and determined that client wrongfully prosecuted under the 1543B1.1 statute for multiple reasons. Charge amended from M3 violation to a summary Driving on Non-DUI Suspended License, reducing fine from $1000 to $200, and eliminating 6 month mandatory. Drug offenses resolved with plea to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only. All charges resolved at MDJ level.

  • M3 Promoting Prostitution (Allegheny): Client with clean record facing a permanent record and max of up to 1 year in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete educational course in return for reduction to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only. Will become eligible to expunge prostituion offense.

  • M1 Theft - 2 counts, and M1 Receiving Stolen Property - 2 counts (Allegheny): Client with extensive criminal record facing max of up to 10 years in jail, likely guideline range sentence of county jail time. Result: Negotiated agreement where client is to continue with treatment and repay restitution in return for future reduction to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • F2 Identity Theft, F2 Theft by Deception, F3 Access Device Fraud, M1 Theft and M1 Receiving Stolen Property (Westmoreland): Client facing max sentence of over 37 years in jail, guideline range sentence including county jail sentence, and permanent felony record. Result: Negotiated tentative written plea agreement for client to enter ARD on misdemeanor offenses only for 2 years of probation, and to repay restitution. If complete, no jail time and client will be eligible to expunge criminal record.

  • DUI Drugs - 1st Offense (Allegheny): Client facing 12-month license suspension, 72 hour mandatory minimum and max sentence of 6 months in jail. Result: Charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

  • Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing 6-month license suspension and max sentence of up to 13 months in jail. Result: Charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

  • Disorderly Conduct, Defiant Trespass, and Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing summary convictions that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years, and over $1200 in total fines/costs. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete community service for a future withdrawal of charges.

  • Underage Drinking, Disorderly Conduct, and Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing summary convictions that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years, and over $1200 in total fines/costs. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete community service for a future withdrawal of charges.

  • Insurance Fraud - 2 counts (Allegheny): Client facing permanent felony record and max of up to 12 years in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to pay restitution and civil demand payment of $1000 in return for a complete withdrawal of all criminal charges at preliminary hearing!

  • DUI - Highest Tier, First Offense (Washington): Client facing 72 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, max of up to 6 months in jail, and 12 month license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement for client to enter ARD program, carries no jail time, reduced suspension to 60 days, and will help client avoid criminal conviction.

  • Summary Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client with prior record facing theft conviction that cannot be expunged for minimum 5 year period. Result: Attorney Milardo reached agreement for client to complete retail theft course in return for modification of charge to disorderly conduct.

  • F3 Bad Checks and Theft by Deception (Clarion): Client with a significant prior history facing max sentence of up to 12 years in jail. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement where felony charge reduced to misdemeanor bad checks offense with no objection to probation.

  • Strangulation and Simple Assault (Armstrong): Client with no prior history facing max sentence of up to 8 years in jail. Result: Attorney Milardo successfully pursued dismissal

  • Motion to Transfer Detainer (Allegheny): Client detained due to probation violations. Result: Attorney Milardo successful in getting client’s detainer transferred to rehabilitation facility.

  • Unlawful Sale/Transfer and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 8 years in jail and permanent record. Result: Not guilty after a Non-Jury Trial.

  • 2 cases - Reckless Driving and Driving on Suspended License: Client facing total of 18 months worth of license suspensions. Result: Negotiated reduction of Reckless Driving to Careless Driving, eliminating 6 month suspension. Successfully argued for dismissal of suspended license violation based upon violation of statute of limitations, eliminating 12 month suspension.

  • Speeding 25mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 5 points. Result: Negotiated reduction to 5mph over, no points.

  • Reckless Driving & Speeding 17 mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 6 month license suspension and 4 points if convicted. Result: Negotiated agreement where client plead guilty to careless driving and 6mph over, no license suspension and 3 total points imposed.

  • Summary Retail Theft and Underage Drinking (Indiana): College student facing retail theft conviction that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years. Result: Negotiated plea agreement where retail theft charge withdrawn, client plead guilty to underage drinking.

  • DUI - Highest Tier, 2nd Offense (Allegheny): Client facing 90-day mandatory minimum and 5 year maximum. Result: Plea agreement negotiated for 90 days of house arrest and 18 months probation.

  • Underage Drinking, Disorderly Conduct, and Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing summary convictions that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years, and over $1200 in total fines/costs. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete community service for a future withdrawal of charges.

  • Summary Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client with prior offense facing a theft conviction that could not be expunged for minimum period of 5 years. Result: Charge dismissed as a result of community service and retail theft education course completion.

  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors (Allegheny): Client with no record facing permanent conviction and max of up to 1 year in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete 40 hours of community service for full case withdrawal.

  • 3rd Offense DUI, Tampering with Evidence, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Driving on DUI Suspended License (Butler): Client facing 1-2 year mandatory minimum jail sentence, max of over 8 years in prison. Result: At preliminary hearing, successful advocated for dismissal of DUI charge due to lack of proper chemical testing. Tampering and Possession charged dismissed in return for guilty plea to Driving on DUI Suspended License only for 60 days of house arrest and a $500 fine.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day jail sentence and 6 month suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo reached agreement for reduction to offense carrying no jail time, points or suspension.

  • Possession of Controlled Substance (Allegheny): Client facing 6-month license suspension and criminal conviction. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement where charge reduced to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • DUI - Middle Tier, 2nd Offense: Client facing mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days, 6 month maximum. Result: Attorney Milardo reached agreement for 30 days of house arrest and probation.

  • Accident with Unattended Vehicle or Property and Careless Driving: Client facing 7 points. Result: Negotiated reduction to two traffic control devices violations, carrying 0 points.

  • Speeding School Zone 15mph (Allegheny): Client facing 3 points and 15 day suspension for exceeding 11mph in school zone. Result: Negotiated plea to 5mph over in non-school zone, no points or suspension.

  • Driving Without a License (Allegheny): Out of state driver facing a license suspension if convicted. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to Failure to Exhibit license offense, carrying no suspension.

  • Criminal Trespass, Criminal Mischief (Washington): Client facing permanent felony record and max of up to 8 years in jail. Result: Negotiated tentative written plea offer for admission into ARD program.

  • DUI Middle Tier, First Offense (Lawrence): Client facing criminal record, 12-month license suspension and 48 hour mandatory jail time. Result: Entry into ARD program, eliminating jail time and reducing suspension to 30 days.