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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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NOVEMBER 2018

  • Terroristic Threats, M3 Disorderly Conduct, and Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Facing max sentence of up to 6 years and 3 months of incarceration/probation and a permanent criminal record. Result: Successfully argued for dismissal based upon witness failure to appear in court.

  • Overtaking School Bus (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 60-day license suspension and 5 points on driving record. Result: Charge reduced to an amber signal violation, eliminating all points and suspensions.

  • Speeding 37mph over (Allegheny): Client who frequently travels for work facing 5 points, a 15-day mandatory license suspension, PennDOT departmental hearing and PennDOT points exam if convicted. Result: Negotiated reduction of speed to 9mph over, carrying 2 points but no license suspension, PennDOT hearing or exam.

  • Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Business professional facing max sentence of up to 13 months worth of jail/probation, permanent misdemeanor record, and a 6-month mandatory license suspension. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete 20 hours of community service for full case withdrawal.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Washington): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and 12-month license suspension, with a $500 fine. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to 1543A Driving on a Non-DUI Suspended license, eliminating 60-day jail sentence. Resolution does add 12 month suspension to driving record.

  • Driving Without a License (Allegheny): Client missed magistrate hearing for Driving Without a License offense. Due to this being a 2nd conviction under Section 1501A, a mandatory 6-month license suspension was imposed. Result: Case dismissed, suspension to be lifted.

  • Overtaking School Bus (Allegheny): Single parent facing a mandatory 60-day license suspension and 5 points on driving record. Result: Attorney Milardo successfully argued for reduction to Traffic Control Devices violation for no points or suspension.

  • Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 13 months worth of jail/probation, permanent misdemeanor record, and a 6-month mandatory license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct offense at magistrate level for fines/costs only.

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance and Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 2 years of jail/probation, permanent misdemeanor record, and a 6-month mandatory license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct offense at magistrate level for fines/costs only.

  • Public Drunkenness, Disorderly Conduct and Littering (Allegheny): Two college students applying to graduate school facing publicly searchable summary convictions and fines totaling in excess of $1,000 each. Result: During hearing, successfully argued for dismissal of all charges based upon completion of community service.

OCTOBER 2018

  • Underage Drinking - 3 clients (Washington): 3 clients charged in connection with a single incident of underage drinking, facing summary conviction, 90-day license suspension and fines/costs of approximately $650. Result: Waived clients appearance in court due to out of state residency. Attorney Milardo successfully reached resolution where clients found guilty of a local ordinance glass bottles violation. No license suspension or summary conviction, fine reduced to approximately $200.

  • Summary Defiant Trespass - 2 citations (Washington): Client charged in connection with two separate instances of appearing at Meadows Casino after being placed on a company-wide trespass list at an out of state casino. Result: At magistrate level, client found not guilty of one offense but guilty of the other. Appeal on guilty verdict filed. At summary appeals court, hearing held where the court found the Defendant not guilty of trespass for lacking knowledge that prior ban included Meadows Casino.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Westmoreland): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and additional 12-month license suspension. Result: Case postponed for approximately 7 months. Client pursued a license suspension credit appeal hearing with PennDOT and was granted credit towards license suspension. As a result, client became eligible to regain driving privileges and case was dismissed due to the fact that client should not have been suspended at the time of the offense.

  • Harassment and Criminal Mischief (Armstrong): Client accused of harassment, a summary offense alleging violent behavior, in addition to criminal mischief based upon a dispute between neighbors. Result: Attorney Milardo litigated summary trial, where client was found NOT GUILTY of harassment, but guilty of criminal mischief and ordered to pay restitution. No appeal to be filed, as parties satisfied with verdict.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny) - 2 clients charged with underage drinking facing 90-day license suspension and publicly searchable summary conviction, along with fines/costs of up to approx. $650. Result: Attorney Milardo reached agreement for clients to complete community service for withdrawal of charges.

  • Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Working professional facing publicly searchable summary conviction and max fine/costs of up to $450. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement for client to complete community service for full withdrawal.

  • Insurance Fraud - 2 counts of F3 and M1 (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 7 years of jail/probation and a permanent felony record. Result: Negotiated withdrawal of criminal charges in return for client paying an agreed upon civil demand amount of $500.

  • Access Device Fraud, Conspiracy and Theft by Unlawful Taking (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 10 years in jail/probation and permanent criminal record. Result: Agreement negotiated where all offenses withdrawn in return for guilty plea to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Resisting Arrest, M3 Defiant Trespass, Summary Disorderly Conduct and Summary Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 3.5 years of incarceration/probation and a misdemeanor conviction on criminal record. Result: Negotiated agreement at preliminary hearing where misdemeanor resisting arrest and trespass offenses were withdrawn, client entered guilty plea to summary disorderly conduct and public drunkenness for fines/costs.

  • Public Drunkenness and Obstructing Highways (Allegheny): Client with no prior offenses facing summary convictions and publicly searchable record. Result: Agreement negotiated for client to complete community service for dismissal of charges.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client plead guilty to offense at magistrate level, not realizing offense carried 6-month license suspension. Firm hired to handle summary appeal. Result: Case dismissed, suspension to be rescinded.

  • Driving on Suspended License DUI Related (Washington): Client facing 60-day mandatory minimum jail sentence, max of 90 days and a $500 fine. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated resolution to a Driving on a Non-DUI suspended license under Section 1543A, eliminating jail time. Fine reduced from $500 to $200.

  • Use of Fictitious Registration, Forgery, and Identity Theft (Allegheny): Client with no prior record facing up to 12 years of jail/probation and permanent misdemeanor record. Result: Negotiated a Probation Without Verdict plea to use of fictitious registration offenses, for 1 year of probation. If client successfully completes probation, there will be no conviction on record and charges will be expunged. Forgery and ID Theft charges withdrawn.

  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors (Allegheny): Student facing max sentence of up to 1 year of probation, mandatory 6-month license suspension and permanent record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete community service in return for full case withdrawal.

  • Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Possession of Instrument of a Crime & Victim/Witness Intimidation - 2 cases (Allegheny): Client facing permanent felony record with maximum jail sentence exceeding 20 years for two separate cases. Result: Charges withdrawn.

  • Gagnon II Hearing (Allegheny): Client with multiple probation violations for prior theft cases. Result: Attorney Milardo successfully negotiated extension of probation in lieu of jail time.

  • Careless Driving Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Traffic Control Devices and Inspection (Westmoreland): Client convicted at magistrate level and hired firm to file summary appeal. Facing 90-day mandatory license suspension for careless driving causing serious bodily injury. Result: Negotiated withdrawal of careless driving SBI offense, guilty plea to other two charges. No points or license suspension .

  • Reckless Driving (Westmoreland): Client convicted at magistrate level after representing himself. A 5-year habitual offender license suspension was imposed, along with the standard 6 month suspension for reckless driving for a total of 5.5 years worth of license suspensions. Firm hired for summary appeal. Result: Negotiated agreement for charge to be amended to careless driving, carrying 3 points but eliminating all license suspensions.

  • Public Drunkenness and Public Urination (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable convictions for summary offenses along with up to $900 in fines and court costs. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Retail Theft (Butler): Client with no prior record facing summary retail theft conviction that cannot be expunged for minimum period of 5 years. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement for client to complete retail theft education course for full withdrawal.

  • Bad Checks (Butler): Client with prior offenses facing max sentence of up to 5 years of jail/probation and misdemeanor conviction on record. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated guilty plea to summary bad checks offense for fines/costs/restitution only.

  • Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max of up to 13 months of jail/probation and 6-month license suspension upon conviction. Result: Negotiated agreement at MDJ level for client to complete 20 hours of community service for full withdrawal of charges.

  • Public Drunkenness & Disorderly Conduct (Allegheny): Client facing potential probation violation out of county if convicted. Also facing $900+ in fines/costs. Result: Attorney Milardo reached agreement for client to complete community service for withdrawal of charges.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Washington): Client facing 12-month additional suspension along with 60 day mandatory jail sentence. Result: At hearing, successfully argued for reduction to a Driving Without License offense, eliminating all jail time.

  • Overtaking School Bus (Allegheny): Client facing 60 day license suspension and 5 points. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to traffic control devices, eliminating points and license suspension.

  • Racing on Highways & Speeding 32 mph over (Armstrong): Client facing 6 month license suspension for racing offense, 5 points and a 15-day license suspension for speeding. Result: Not guilty of racing, guilty of 25mph over. 5 points imposed but no license suspension.

  • Racing on Highways & Inspection (Armstrong): Client facing 6 month license suspension for racing offense. Result: Not guilty of racing offense, guilty of inspection for fines only.

  • Criminal Attempt - Theft from Motor Vehicle and Loitering & Prowling at Nighttime (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 3 years in jail and misdemeanor convictions on record. Result: Negotiated plea to summary criminal mischief and disorderly conduct for fines/costs only. All misdemeanors withdrawn.

  • Reckless Driving and Overtaking School Bus (Allegheny): Client facing total of 8 months worth of license suspensions and 5 points. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to careless driving and traffic control devices offenses, eliminating all license suspensions and reducing points from 5 to 3.

  • Carrying Firearm Without License (Allegheny): Client facing M1 offense who had carry permit in another state that does not have reciprocity with PA. Facing max sentence of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Commonwealth agreed to withdraw charges based upon misunderstanding by client.

  • Simple Assault (Allegheny): Client with no criminal history facing max sentence of up to 2 years and permanent criminal record. Result: Case withdrawn by commonwealth due to insufficient evidence.

  • Fake ID (Allegheny): Out of state client facing 90-day license suspension and conviction on criminal history. Result: Negotiated agreement whereby client completed 30 hours of community service for case dismissal.

  • Animal Cruelty (Allegheny): Client with no criminal history facing summary animal cruelty offense based upon claim that pet was left in vehicle too long. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete 20 hours of community service with a pet shelter for a future dismissal of charge.

  • Reckless Driving and Failure to Obey Person Directing Traffic (Allegheny): Client represented herself at magistrate level and was found guilty. Firm retained to file summary appeal and delay license suspension for reckless driving offense. If appeal unsuccessful, then 6-month license suspension and 3 points will remain on driving record. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Motion to Transfer Detainer (Allegheny): Client being detained due to pending criminal charges. Court initially denied request to lift/transfer detainer after Gagnon 1 hearing. Firm retained to file motion to transfer detainer. Result: Motion to lift detainer for outright release home was denied. Motion to transfer detainer to alternative housing was granted.

SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Simple Assault (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 2 years in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete counseling in return for case withdrawal.

  • Disorderly Conduct and Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client cited in connection with a fight, facing publicly searchable conviction with fines in excess of $900. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Driving on DUI Related Suspension (Washington): Client facing 60 day mandatory jail sentence. Result: Attorney Milardo successfully argued for imposition of house arrest at summary appeals court.

  • Safe Speed (Allegheny): CDL driver facing 2 point offense. Convicted at magistrate level when representing himself and firm hired for summary appeal. Result: Case dismissed.

  • DUI - 1st Offense, Highest Tier (Cambria): Client facing 72 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 6 month maximum and a 12 month license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement for entry into ARD program, eliminating jail time and reducing license suspension to 60 hours. Further negotiations occurred, where DA’s office agreed to reduce license suspension to 30 days.

  • 3 clients - Underage Drinking (Washington): Multiple co-defendant clients charged with underage drinking at event occurring at First Niagara Pavilion facing 6 month license suspensions and publicly searchable conviction. Result: Waived court appearance for clients. Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction of underage drinking offenses to local ordinance violations only, which are not crimes code offenses. No license suspension.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client who regained driving privileges after being cited facing additional 12 month license suspension in addition to a 60 day mandatory jail sentence. Result: Citation dismissed.

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client represented himself at preliminary hearing and waived charges to court. Charged with slightly more than a small amount of marijuana, facing cumulative maximum of 2 years of incarceration and a 6 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated plea to 2 counts of summary disorderly conduct for fines and court costs only.

  • 2nd Offense, Highest Tier DUI, with 3rd overall lifetime offense (Fayette): Client facing mandatory minimum of 90 days incarceration. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement for 90 days of house arrest.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Butler): Client who regained driving privileges after being cited facing additional 12 month license suspension in addition to a 60 day mandatory jail sentence. Result: Negotiated reduction to 1511A offense, carrying no jail time, suspension or points. Fine reduced from $500 to $25.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing 90 day license suspension and publicly searchable conviction. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing a probation violation if prosecuted past preliminary hearing for offense, in addition to 13 months of probation and a 6 month license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct for fines/court costs only.

  • Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault, Terroristic Threats and Resisting Arrest (Washington): Client facing max sentence in excess of 17 years in jail and permanent felony record. Result: Negotiated tentative agreement for client to enter ARD program on count of Resisting Arrest for 1 year of probation. Case still pending.

  • Strangulation and Simple Assault (Washington): Client facing max sentence of up to 12 years in jail. Result: Negotiated tentative agreement to plead guilty to Simple Assault for 1 year of probation.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60 day mandatory jail sentence and additional 12 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to 1511A offense carrying no suspension, jail time or points. Fine reduced from $500 to $25.

  • Driving on Suspended License, Driving Without License, Required Financial Responsibility and 5 other citations (Allegheny): Client who is eligible to regain license in January of 2019 facing additional 15 months of license suspensions. Result: Negotiated withdrawal of all offenses carrying license suspensions. Guilty plea to 2 offenses carrying no points or suspensions.

  • Speeding 25 over (Washington): Client facing 5 points. Result: Case dismissed.

  • DUI (Washington): Client facing 48 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 12 month license suspension and a criminal record. Result: Negotiated entry into ARD program.

  • Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client charged with summary retail theft facing a criminal conviction on record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete mental health evaluation for future dismissal of charge.

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle (Allegheny): Client facing maximum sentence of up to 7 years in jail. Result: Charges withdrawn after exculpatory evidence uncovered.

  • Retail Theft (Butler): Client facing permanent misdemeanor record and max sentence of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to summary retail theft offense, allowing client to receive ARD on a 2nd case in another county.

  • Aggravated Assault of Police Officer and Resisting Arrest (Allegheny): Client with clean record facing max sentence of up to 12 years in jail and a permanent felony record. Result: Negotiated tentative agreement where client is to complete anger management and drug/alcohol evaluation and treatment in return for withdrawal of all charges. Case pending.

  • PFA (Allegheny): Client facing up to a 3 year PFA. Result: Negotiated civil consent agreement with dismissal of PFA.

  • DUI Highest Rate of Alcohol, 2nd Offense (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory minimum jail sentence of 90 days. Result: Negotiated agreement for house arrest and probation.

  • DUI - High Rate of Alcohol, 2nd Offense (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory minimum 30 day jail sentence. Result: Negotiated agreement for house arrest and probation.

  • DUI for Drugs - 2nd Offense, Accident with Attended Vehicle, multiple traffic violations (Washington): Client facing mandatory minimum 90-day jail sentence with max sentence of up to 6 years in jail, and over 2 years worth of license suspensions. Result: Case dismissed by magistrate due to insufficient evidence.

  • Aggravated Assault (Allegheny): Client with no criminal record facing F1 charge carrying max sentence of up to 20 years in jail and a permanent felony record. Result: Negotiated agreement at preliminary hearing where client paid restitution to victim in return for reduction to a summary disorderly conduct offense for fines only. Felony charge withdrawn.

  • Possession of Weapon on School Property (Allegheny): Client with no criminal record facing max sentence of up to 5 years in jail along with a permanent criminal record and revocation of right to carry firearms. Result: Due to unique mitigating circumstances, negotiated resolution with DA’s office where the client plead guilty to summary disorderly conduct for fines. Misdemeanor charge withdrawn.

  • Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Washington): Client facing permanent criminal record, max sentence of up to 13 months of jail/probation and a 6-month license suspension. Result: Negotiated plea to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

AUGUST 2018

  • Stalking, M3 Harassment, DUI - Middle Tier for .10-.159% BAC (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 6.5 years in jail, mandatory minimum 48 hour jail sentence and a 12 month license suspension for DUI. Result: Attorney Zuckerman negotiated withdrawal of the M1 stalking offense at the preliminary hearing. On the date of trial, Attorney Milardo negotiated a withdrawal of the M3 Harassment offense. Based upon the BAC being within a 5% deviation of the lower tier, the Commonwealth agreed to reduce DUI to a lowest tier offense, eliminating jail time and 12-month license suspension. Client received total of 6 months of probation.

  • Possession of Heroin and Drug Paraphernalia (Westmoreland): Client facing 6-month license suspension and permanent misdemeanor record, along with max sentence of up to 2 years in jail. Result: Negotiated tentative written plea offer for probation without verdict, which will enable client to avoid criminal conviction upon successful completion of probation.

  • Underage Drinking - 2 clients (Washington): Clients facing publicly searchable conviction, max fines and costs in excess of $500 and 90-day license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated resolution to plea guilty to a health code glass bottles ordinance for a reduced fine. Underage drinking charges withdrawn, eliminating 90-day license suspension. Clients eligible for expungement of charges.

  • Official Oppression, M3 Disorderly Conduct, multiple traffic charges (Westmoreland): Client with clean record facing max sentence of up to 3 years in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Agreement negotiated for client to enter plea to summary disorderly conduct and multiple traffic offenses for fines and court costs only. Misdemeanors dropped.

  • Promoting Prostitution (Allegheny): Client with no criminal record facing permanent record and max jail/probation of up to 1 year. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete counseling in return for full withdrawal of charge.

  • 2nd DUI - Highest Tier (Washington): Client facing 3rd lifetime DUI and 2nd offense within last 10 years, facing 90 day mandatory jail sentence and max of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated plea for 90 days of house arrest and 2 years of total probation. No time served in jail.

  • Forgery, Access Device Fraud, Theft and Receiving Stolen Property (Allegheny): Client facing permanent felony record, max sentence of over 10 years of jail/supervision. Result: After multiple court dates, negotiated resolution for client to plead guilty to 2x Disorderly conduct offenses for time served. All felonies/misdemeanors dismissed.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 60 day jail sentence and additional 12 month license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo reached resolution where case postponed for approximately 6 months to allow client to regain driving privileges. Once license restored, court is agreeable to finding client not guilty of offense. Case result pending.

  • Underage Drinking & Disorderly Conduct (Allegheny): Client with prior history convicted without having an attorney at magistrate level. Hired firm for appeal. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete 10 hrs of community service for full withdrawal of charges.

  • Reckless Driving and Disorderly Conduct (Allegheny): Client facing 6 month license suspension for reckless driving offense. Result: Hearing held, court found client guilty of reduced careless driving charge and disorderly conduct, carrying 3 points and fines, but no license suspension.

  • Speeding - 22 over (Westmoreland): Client facing 4 points in PA. Result: Waived client’s appearance in court and negotiated resolution to 10mph over, reducing points from 4 to 2.

  • Criminal Mischief (Allegheny): Client with no prior record facing max sentence of up to 2 years in jail and a permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated agreement where preliminary hearing postponed for client to pay restitution in return for a full withdrawal of charges. Final resolution pending.

  • Simple Assault (Allegheny): Client with a prior criminal record facing a max sentence of up to 2 years in jail. Result: Negotiated resolution where preliminary hearing postponed for client to pay restitution for medical bills in return for future reduction to summary disorderly conduct. Final resolution pending.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Washington): Client lived out of state and was unable to attend court hearing for offense carrying 60-day mandatory jail sentence, $500 fine and additional 12 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to driving without a license in client’s absence, eliminating jail time and carrying no suspension for a first conviction; fine reduced from $500 to $200.

  • Underage Drinking (Washington): Client facing 90 day license suspension and publicly searchable record for crimes code violation. Result: Negotiated alternative plea to a local ordinance violation for possession of a glass container, a non-criminal offense.

  • Underage Drinking (Washington): Client facing 90 day license suspension and publicly searchable record for crimes code violation. Result: Negotiated alternative plea to a local ordinance violation for possession of a glass container, a non-criminal offense.

  • Speeding - 28MPH (Allegheny): Client facing 5 points. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to 5mph over, carrying no points.

  • Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max of up to 13 months of jail/probation and a 6 month license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to one count of summary disorderly conduct for fines only.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Wash): Client found guilty at MDJ level and jail time imposed. Retained firm to handle appeal. Result: Plea to offense for 60 days of house arrest.

  • Driving on a Suspended License and Registration Violations (Allegheny): Client who was eligible regain license facing an additional 12 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to Failure to Exhibit License Upon Demand offense carrying no license suspension or points! Client’s license restored.

  • Terroristic Threats and Resisting Arrest (Allegheny): Client with no prior criminal history facing permanent criminal record and max sentence of up to 7 years of jail or probation. Result; Negotiated plea to disorderly conduct at MDJ level for fines and costs only, misdemeanor offenses withdrawn.

  • Driving Without License and Careless Driving (Allegheny): Junior driver facing 3 points and potential future 6-month license suspension if convicted for Driving Without License under section 1501 for a 2nd time within next 5 years. Result: Negotiated reduction to two traffic offenses carrying no points or risk fo suspension.

  • Stop Sign violation (Allegheny): Client facing 3 points. Result: Charge reduced to alternative offense carrying no points.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny) - Summary Appeal: Client went to magisterial district court without hiring legal counsel and was found guilty of underage drinking, carrying 90 day license suspension. Result: Firm retained to file summary appeal. Successfully requested license suspension delay with PennDOT. On appeal hearing date, Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement for withdrawal of charge based upon completion of underage drinking course. Expungement process underway.

  • Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max of up to 13 months of jail/probation and a 6 month license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to two counts of summary disorderly conduct for fines only.

  • DUI - Highest Tier (Westmoreland): Client facing 72 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence and permanent criminal record. Result: Entry into ARD program for 12 months probation, no jail time and ability to earn dismissal of charges.

  • DUI - Highest Tier (Indiana): Client facing 72 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence and permanent criminal record. Result: Entry into ARD program for 12 months probation, no jail time and ability to earn dismissal of charges.

JULY 2018

  • Motion to Close Interest (Allegheny): Client being detained for probation violation, to which firm filed motion to lift or transfer detainer. Result: Court agreed to release from incarceration and closed out all interest on case.

  • DUI Drugs (Washington): Client facing mandatory 72-hour jail sentence and 12 month suspension. Result: Negotiated entry into ARD program, eliminating jail sentence and reducing suspension to 60 days.

  • Motion to Lift Detainer (Allegheny): Client on probation for drug possession offense charged with a new offense. Result: Filed motion to lift detainer, which was granted. Client released outright.

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

  • Possession of Controlled Substance & Paraphernalia (Fayette): Repeat offender facing max sentence of up to 4 years in jail. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated written plea offer at preliminary hearing for probation.

  • Driving Without License (Allegheny): Client facing potential license suspension out of state if convicted. Result: Case dismissed after hearing.

  • Reckless Driving and Accident Unattended Vehicle (Allegheny): Client facing 6-month license suspension and 4 points. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated withdrawal of reckless driving in return for guilty plea to the Accident offense, which carries 4 points but no suspension.

  • DUI - 2nd Offense Highest Tier (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 90-day jail sentence. Result: Negotiated plea for house arrest instead of serving time in jail.

  • DUI - Highest Tier (Allegheny): Client facing 2nd lifetime offense, but first offense within last 10 years, facing mandatory 72-hour jail sentence and 12 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated entry into ARD program, where client will serve no jail time and faces reduced suspension of 60 days.

  • Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max of up to 13 months of jail/probation and a 6 month license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing 90 day license suspension, publicly searchable record and max fines and court costs exceeding $640. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing 90 day license suspension, publicly searchable record and max fines and court costs exceeding $640. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete community service for full withdrawal.

  • 2nd Offense DUI for Drugs & Alcohol, Highest Tier (Fayette): Facing 90-day mandatory jail sentence. Result: Negotiated written offer at preliminary hearing for house arrest instead of jail time.

  • 2nd DUI (Allegheny): Client facing 3rd lifetime, but 2nd offense within last 10 years, mandatory 90 day jail sentence. Result: Negotiated plea agreement for house arrest in lieu of incarceration.

  • Resisting Arrest and Defiant Trespass (Indiana): Client facing max sentence of up to 3 years in jail and permanent record. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated written offer at preliminary hearing for entry into ARD program.

  • Accident Causing Death of Personal Injury While Not Properly Licensed (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Negotiated plea to summary disorderly conduct at preliminary hearing for fines/costs only.

  • Resisting Arrest and DUI (Allegheny): Client with no prior record facing man sentence of up to 2.5 years in jail and a permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated withdrawal of resisting arrest charge at preliminary hearing, making client eligible for ARD program.

  • Speeding 31mph Work Zone: Client facing 1 month suspension for exceeding 10mph over in a work zone and for exceeding 31mph over the speed limit, along with 5 points. Result: Plea to 9mph over, carries 2 points and no suspension.

  • Reckless Driving, Red Signal & Illegal Turn (Allegheny): Client facing 6 month suspension and imposition of 6 points. Result: Negotiated resolution to careless driving and two non-points offenses. Eliminates 6 month suspension but carries 3 points.

  • Speeding 35mph over (Allegheny): Facing 5 points and 15 day suspension. Result: Plea to 5mph over, no points or suspension.

  • Careless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing 3 points. Result: Reduction to non-points offense.

  • Unlawful Sale/Transfer of Firearm and Unsworn Falsification (Westmoreland): Client facing felony record and max sentence of up to 8 years in jail. Result: Negotiated written offer to plead guilty to M3 Disorderly conduct for 6 months of probation.

  • Reckless Driving and Safe Speed (Allegheny): Client facing 6 month license suspension and 2 points. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Reckless Driving and 35mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 6.5 months worth of cumulative license suspensions along with 5 points on driving record. Result: Resolved case to Careless Driving and 10mph over violations. Carried 3 points on driving record but no license suspension.

  • Speeding 15mph over in School Zone (Allegheny): Client facing 3 points and 15 day license suspension for exceeding 10mph over in a school zone. Result: Case resolved to 5mph over violation, no points or suspension.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Carries 12 month license suspension and 60-day mandatory jail sentence. Result: Resolved to driving without a license, eliminating all jail time. 6 month suspension imposed for repeat conviction.

JUNE 2018

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 7 years in jail and permanent felony record. Result: Provided exculpatory evidence to the District Attorney’s Office, who withdrew all charges against client!

  • Accident with Unattended Vehicle (Indiana): CDL Holder facing major traffic violation which carries 1 year CDL disqualification. Result: Attorney Milardo resolved case with a modification to a traffic control devices violation, saving client from losing CDL.

  • Disorderly Conduct & Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing 90 day license suspension, publicly searchable record and max fines and court costs exceeding $900. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete 20 hours of community service for full withdrawal.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing 90 day license suspension, publicly searchable record and max fines and court costs exceeding $640. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete 20 hours of community service for full withdrawal.

  • Defiant Trespass and M3 Disorderly Conduct (Allegheny): Client facing permanent criminal record and max sentence of up to 2 years in jail. Result: Negotiated plea to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License & Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory a cumulative 18 months worth of license suspensions. Result: negotiated reductions to Driving Without License and Careless Driving, no license suspension.

  • Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client with prior summary conviction facing max sentence of up to 5 years in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated entry into ARD program, allowing client to avoid misdemeanor conviction upon successful program completion.

  • Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia (Westmoreland): Client facing max sentence of up to 13 months in jail, a 6-month license suspension and criminal record. Result: Agreement reached for guilty plea to paraphernalia only, eliminating license suspension. 6 months probation.

  • Carrying Firearm Without a License and Carry Permit Violation (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 7 years in jail and a permanent felony record. Result: Preliminary hearing held where carrying firearm without license charge dismissed; client found guilty of summary carry permit violation where fines imposed.

  • Simple Assault - 2 cases (Allegheny): Couple charges as co-defendants in domestic incident. Result: Charges dismissed for insufficient evidence.

  • Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 13 months in jail, a 6-month license suspension and criminal record. Result: Agreement reached for plea to summary disorderly conduct.

  • Possession of Marijuana & Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 13 months in jail, a 6-month license suspension and criminal record. Result: Agreement reached for client to complete 12 hours of community service for a withdrawal.

  • Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing potential publicly searchable record with max fines and court costs of approximately $450. Result: Case Dismissed

  • Theft by Unlawful Taking - 2 Cases (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 3 years and a permanent criminal record. Result: Case dismissed

  • Simple Assault and Resisting Arrest (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 4 years and permanent criminal record. Result: Case dismissed

  • Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing potential publicly searchable record with max fines and court costs of approximately $450. Result: Case Dismissed

  • DUI (Allegheny): Visa student seeking expedited disposition of case to permit international travel for graduate student program. Result: Negotiated entry into ARD, able to process entire case in less than 1 month by working in conjunction with different county agencies.

  • DUI (Washington): Client with prior juvenile criminal record facing 12-month license suspension, 3-day mandatory jail sentence, and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated entry into ARD program despite prior history. 60 day suspension, no jail time, and ability to earn record expungement upon program completion.

  • Local Ordinance Violation for Disorderly House (Washington): Result: charge dismissed

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Carries 6-month license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to Careless Driving, eliminating 6 month suspension.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client who is eligible to regain license in another state facing an additional 12-month suspension and 60-day jail sentence. Result: Negotiated reduction to Driving Without license, eliminating suspension and jail time.

  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 1 year, a 90-day mandatory license suspension and a permanent criminal record. Result: Completed 15 hours of community service for full case withdrawal.

MAY 2018

  • Simple Assault (Allegheny): Client with no prior record facing permanent criminal record with max sentence of up to 2 years. Result: Charges withdrawn after restitution agreement satisfied.

  • Simple Assault by Mutual Combat (Allegheny): Client with no prior record facing permanent criminal record with max sentence of up to 1 year in jail. Result: Charge dismissed at preliminary hearing.

  • Possession of Marijuana (Allegheny): Client facing 30-day max sentence and mandatory 6-month license suspension upon conviction. esult: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct for fines only, misdemeanor marijuana possession withdrawn.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client convicted at magistrate level of underage drinking, who did not file a timely appeal of the offense. Firm retained to file Petition for Summary Appeal Nunc Pro Tunc, which is a motion to request permission to file a late appeal. Result: Petition for Summary Appeal Nunc Pro Tunc granted. Statutory license suspension appeal filed to delay 90-day license suspension from going into effect. Pursuant to negotiations with the DA's office, charges were fully withdrawn, eliminating conviction and license suspension!

  • 2nd Offense DUI - Highest Tier (Beaver): Client facing 90-day mandatory minimum jail sentence and max of up to 5 years. esult: Negotiated plea to 90 days of house arrest and 2 years of probation.

  • 2nd and 3rd Offense DUI - Highest Tier (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory minimum jail sentences of 15 months and maximum sentence of up to 10 years in jail. esult: Negotiated entry into Allegheny County DUI Court Program, for client to receive house arrest, probation and court ordered treatment.

  • Underage Drinking and Fake ID (Allegheny): College student facing cumulative 6 months worth of license suspension and publicly searchable record if convicted. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete community service in return for full withdrawal of charges.

  • Underage Drinking (Indiana): Client facing a loss of employment and ability to attend technical school upon conviction for underage drinking, which carries a mandatory 90-day license suspension. Result: Attorney Milardo successfully negotiated agreement with officer and magistrate for amendment of charge to disorderly conduct, which carries no license suspension.

  • Required Financial Responsibility (Washington): Client facing mandatory 90-day license suspension upon conviction or PennDOT receiving notice of the insurance lapse. Result: Case Dismissed without license suspension.

  • Multiple Aggravated Assault Counts (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence in excess of 10 years in jail and permanent felony record if convicted. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete anger management and mental health counseling for a future withdrawal of charges.

  • Aggravated Assault on Enumerated Person, Simple Assault, Resisting Arrest (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of over 12 years in jail, a guideline range sentence involving state prison time, if convicted of felony offenses. Result: Negotiated agreement at preliminary hearing for client to complete anger management classes and continue with mental health treatment in return for a reduction to summary harassment and disorderly conduct for fines only.

  • Unlawful Sale or Transfer of Firearm and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 8 years in jail and felony conviction. Result: Attorney Zuckerman successfully argued for dismissal of all charges at preliminary hearing!

  • Identity Theft and Defiant Trespass (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 6 years in jail and a permanent criminal record upon conviction. esult: Attorney Milardo successfully negotiated plea to summary disorderly conduct for fines and costs only, all misdemeanor offenses withdrawn.

  • Driving on Suspended License DUI Related (Mercer): Repeat offender facing 60 day mandatory jail sentence and $500 fine. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to Driving on Non-DUI suspension, eliminating jail sentence and reducing fine to $200.

  • Disorderly Conduct (Allegheny): Client with clean record involved in altercation facing publicly searchable conviction and fines. Result: Attorney Zuckerman successfully argued for full dismissal of charges during hearing, as client's involvement in incident did not rise to the level of disorderly conduct.

  • Carrying Firearm Without a License (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 7 years in jail when a family member's firearm was recovered from a vehicle the client had operated. Result: Postponed preliminary hearing and commenced negotiations with police officer and district attorney's office, where the charges were reduced to a disorderly conduct for fines only.

  • DUI, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Indiana): Client facing up to 18 months worth of license suspensions, a mandatory 72-hour jail sentence and a permanent criminal record. Result: At preliminary hearing, negotiated written offer for admission into the ARD program.

  • 2 cases of Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing 60 day mandatory jail sentence at each case along with an additional 2 year driver's license suspension. Result: Firm reviewed client's restoration letter and provided guidance, allowing client to regain driving privileges. Attorney Zuckerman successfully argued for reduction of charges to Driving Without a License at one case and Failure to Exhibit License Upon Demand, eliminating all license suspensions and jail time!

  • Driving on Suspended License DUI Related (Allegheny): Repeat offender facing 60 day mandatory jail sentence and $500 fine. Result: Negotiated reduction to Driving on Non-DUI suspension, eliminating jail sentence and reducing fine to $200.

  • Unlawful Sale or Transfer of Firearm and Unsworn Falsification to Authorities (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 8 years in jail and felony conviction. Result: Postponed preliminary hearing and commenced negotiations with police officer and district attorney's office, where after establishing paperwork errors were product of confusion and not with intent to mislead a public servant, the charges were reduced to a disorderly conduct for fines only.

  • Highest Tier, 2nd Offense DUI (Allegheny): Client facing 90-day mandatory jail sentence and max of up to 5 years. Result: Negotiated reduction to 90 days of house arrest with work release.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable conviction and mandatory 90-day license suspension. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Disorderly Conduct (Allegheny): Client involved in altercation with clean record facing publicly searchable conviction, along with court costs and fines of up to $454.50. Result: After preparing for hearing, MDJ agreed to dismiss charge based upon client's completion of community service.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client who was eligible to regain license in near future facing mandatory 60-day jail sentence and 12-month license suspension if convicted. Result: Negotiated reduction with officer and magistrate to a Failure to Exhibit License Upon Demand offense, no jail time or license suspension, fine reduced from $500 to $25.

  • Simple Assault of Minor, Endangering Welfare of Child (Allegheny): Client with clean criminal record facing maximum sentence of up to 10 years in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete parenting classes in home state for a full withdrawal of criminal charges!

  • Middle Tier, 2nd Offense (Lawrence): Client facing mandatory 30 day jail sentence and max of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Negotiated plea agreement for 30 days of house arrest.

  • Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client facing a loss of employment in nursing field if convicted of Retail Theft, facing max sentence of up to 5 years. Result: Attorney Zuckerman successfully convinced area prosecutor that client had limited role in offense, charge amended to a disorderly conduct for fines only, theft charge withdrawn.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing 6 month license suspension upon conviction. Result: Successfully argued for reduction to 3111A traffic control devices, eliminating all license suspensions.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing 6 month license suspension upon conviction. Result: Negotiated reduction to careless driving, 3 points imposed but license suspension avoided.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing 6 month license suspension upon conviction. Result: Successfully argued for reduction to 3111A traffic control devices, eliminating all license suspensions.

  • DUI - Middle Tier, 2nd Offense (Allegheny): Client facing 30 day mandatory and max sentence of up to 6 months. Result: Negotiated house arrest plea for 30 days and 6 months probation.

  • Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing a loss of his employment due to a potential 6-month license suspension for drug possession. Result: Negotiated plea to drug paraphernalia only for 6 months of non-reporting probation, no license suspension.

APRIL 2018

  • Possession of Heroin and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Westmoreland): Client facing a loss of employment if convicted of heroin possession, as offense carries mandatory 6-month license suspension. Result: Filed motion to suppress evidence on basis that law enforcement conducted an illegal detention of the client without probable cause. During week leading to suppression hearing, a plea agreement was negotiated where the client plead guilty to Drug Paraphernalia and Disorderly Conduct for 2 years of probation. This resolution eliminated the license suspension, allowing the client to maintain employment, which was the desired result.

  • Unlawful Sale & Transfer of Firearm and Unsworn Falsification (Beaver): Client facing permanent felony record and max sentence of up to 8 years in prison. Result: negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct, all felony/misdemeanor offenses withdrawn.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing 90-day mandatory license suspension and fines/court costs exceeding $600. Result: Not guilty.

  • 2nd Offense Highest Tier DUI (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days in jail and max of up to 5 years. Result: Negotiated plea agreement to 90 days of house arrest with permission for work release and 18 months probation.

  • Strangulation (F2) and Simple Assault (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 12 years in jail. esult: Preliminary hearing held on case, where Attorney Zuckerman successfully argued for dismissal of case after preliminary hearing due to insufficient evidence!

  • Summary Retail Theft (Allegheny): Underage client facing possible impact on entry into military with conviction that cannot be expunged for 5 years. Result: Case dismissed after completion of retail theft education program.

  • Identity Theft, False ID to Law Enforcement, Underage Drinking, Possession of Fake ID and Restrictions on Alcoholic Beverage (Allegheny): Minor client facing loss of salaried position as a result of 9 months worth of mandatory license suspensions for alcohol and fake ID offenses. Additionally facing permanent criminal record with max sentence of up to 6 years and 9 months in jail. esult: Negotiated agreement for client to complete community service in return for plea to two counts of summary disorderly conduct. No license suspension and all misdemeanor offenses dropped.

  • Aggravated Assault on Police Officer, Resisting Arrest & Defiant Trespass (Allegheny): High school senior facing permanent felony record and max sentence of up to 13 years in jail. Result: Negotiated plea to summary disorderly conduct with dismissal of all felony and misdemeanors.

  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana (Butler): Client facing max of up to 13 months in jail and mandatory 6-month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct at magistrate's office.

  • Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy (Allegheny): Client facing 5-year mandatory minimum and max sentences exceeding 20 years in prison based upon false armed robbery accusations. Result: Case dismissed at preliminary hearing!

  • Possession of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia (Westmoreland): Client facing up to 13 months of jail time and 6 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated 6 month probationary plea for Probation Without Verdict, which will lead to future record expungement. No license suspension.

  • DUI (Indiana): Client facing 12-month license suspension, 72 hour jail sentence and criminal record. Result: Attorney Milardo successfully negotiated written plea offer at preliminary hearing for ARD.

  • Indecent Exposure and Open Lewdness (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 3 years and a permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete mental health counseling in return for reduction of charges to summaries only for fines/costs.

  • Possession of a Controlled Substance, Accident with Attended Vehicle, 1st Offense Drug DUI (Allegheny): Client facing a max sentence of up to 2.5 years in jail, up to 2.5 years worth of license suspensions, with mandatory minimum jail sentence of 72 hours for the DUI offense. esult: Drug possession charge dismissed at preliminary hearing due to client having prescription. At Court of Common Pleas, negotiated withdrawal of the accident offense with a guilty plea to DUI for the DUI Alternative to Jail Program and 6 months probation. Client facing 12-month license suspension, but is eligible for ignition interlock limited license.

  • Resisting Arrest, M3 Defiant Trespass, M3 Disorderly Conduct, and other summaries (Allegheny): Client facing criminal record and max sentence of over 4 years in jail if convicted. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete mental health evaluation and treatment for future reduction of charges to one count of summary disorderly conduct.

  • Possession of Controlled Substance and Driving on Suspended License: Repeat offender facing max sentence of up to 3 years and 3 months in jail, mandatory minimum jail sentence of 30 days on suspended license violation due to being a repeat offender, and standard range guideline jail sentence of 9-18 months for drug possession. Result: Negotiated plea agreement for probation on drug charge, successfully argued for 30 days house arrest at sentencing instead of mandatory 30-day jail sentence.

  • Insurance Fraud (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 7 years and felony record if convicted. esult: Negotiated agreement for continuance of preliminary hearing and for client to re-pay restitution in return for a withdrawal of charges and imposition of a $500 civil demand.

  • DUI (Allegheny): Repeat DUI offender who has not received DUI in 10+ years facing mandatory 72 hour jail sentence, max sentence of up to 6 months and a 12-month license suspension. Result: Successfully negotiated entry into the ARD program, leading to no jail time, a reduced 60-day license suspension and future criminal record expungement.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Butler): Client facing mandatory 60-day jail sentence and max of up to 90 days, along with 12 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to 3111A offense, carrying no points, jail time or suspension.

  • Speeding 20mph over (Allegheny): CDL holder facing 4 points on driving record. Result: Negotiated reduction to 5 mph over, carrying no points.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 6-month license suspension. Result: Case dismissed per agreement of citing officer.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Westmoreland): Client facing mandatory 60-day jail sentence and max of up to 90 days, along with 12 month license suspension. Result: Reduction to a Driving Without a License offense, carrying no points, suspension or jail time.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 60-day jail sentence and max of up to 90 days, along with 12 month license suspension. Result: 6-month continuance of case for client to avoid additional driving infractions and produce driver's license in return for future reduction to a Driving Without a License offense, carrying no points, suspension or jail time.

  • Speeding 16 mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 4 points upon conviction. esult: Successfully waived client's appearance due to work obligations and negotiated reduction to 5 mph over, carrying 0 points.

  • M1 Persons Not to Possess Firearm (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 5 years on firearms offense. Result: Negotiated agreement for reduction to summary disorderly conduct.

  • DUI (Fayette): Client facing mandatory 72-hour jail sentence, 12 month license suspension and permanent criminal record. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated offer for entry into ARD program.

  • Forgery and Theft (Allegheny): Client with no criminal record facing max sentence of up to 15 years in jail and permanent felony record. REsult: Negotiated agreement where client paid restitution in full in return for withdrawal of criminal charges.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 6-month license suspension. Result: Reduced to Careless Driving violation for 3 points and fines, eliminated license suspension.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Washington): Client facing mandatory 60-day jail sentence and max of up to 90 days, along with 12 month license suspension. Result: At summary appeal hearing, successfully negotiated sentence of 60-days of house arrest in lieu of jail time.

  • M3 Furnishing Alcohol to Minors - 6 counts (Cambria): Client facing 6-month license suspension and max of up to 6 years in jail, with permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated plea to summary disorderly conduct at Court of Common Pleas level.

  • Carrying Firearm Without a License, Persons Not to Possess, Possession With Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 22 years in jail, and likely guideline range sentence of 4-8 years in prison. Result: Charges dismissed at preliminary hearing.

  • F2 Access Device Fraud, Theft by Deception, Theft by Unlawful Taking (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence in excess of 17 years, permanent felony record. esult: Negotiated agreement where case postponed for client to pay restitution in return for reduction to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Up to $450 in fines and publicly searchable record. Result: Not Guilty

  • Careless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing 3 points on driving record. esult: Reduced to alternative offense carrying no points.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 6-month license suspension. Result: Reduced to Careless Driving violation for 3 points and fines, eliminated license suspension.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 60-day jail sentence and max of up to 90 days, along with 12 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated reduction to driving without a license offense, eliminating jail time and license suspension.

MARCH 2018

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 60-day jail sentence and max of up to 90 days. Result: Negotiated reduction to driving on a suspended license unrelated to DUI, eliminating jail time.

  • Resisting Arrest (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 2 years and publicly searchable criminal record. Negotiated entry into ARD program.

  • Disorderly Conduct, Driving on a Suspended License, and Traffic Control Devices (Allegheny): Client with clean record facing a $450 fine and publicly searchable record for the disorderly conduct violation, along with a 12-month license suspension for the traffic offenses. Result: Found not guilty of disorderly conduct and driving on a suspended license, guilty of the traffic control devices offense for fines only. No license suspension.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Up to $650 in fines, a 90-day license suspension and publicly searchable record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete 10 hours of community service in return for a full withdrawal of charges.

  • Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 5 years in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete retail theft education program in return for full case withdrawal.

  • Underage Drinking (Washington): Up to $650 in fines, a 90-day license suspension and publicly searchable record. Result: Negotiated plea to local ordinance violation, a non-criminal offense which eliminates license suspension.

  • Simple Assault (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 2 years in jail. Result: Case dismissed.

  • F2 Forgery, F2 Conspiracy, F3 Access Device Fraud, multiple misdemeanor Theft and Access Device Fraud offenses (Allegheny): Client facing permanent felony record, with max sentence exceeding 20 years, with likely standard guideline range sentence of state prison. Result: Negotiated agreement at preliminary hearing where all felonies withdrawn in return for waiver of client's right to have a preliminary hearing. Misdemeanor offenses pending.

  • Bad Checks - 2 cases (Armstrong): Client facing permanent criminal record, with max sentence of up to 27 months in jail. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated Rule 586 Settlement for both cases, where restitution was paid in return for withdrawal of both cases.

  • Retail Theft (Butler) and Driving on Suspended License: Client facing permanent criminal record and max sentence of up to 5 years in jail, along with a 12-month license suspension. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete retail theft education course in return for a reduction to a summary retail theft.

  • Required Financial Responsibility & Careless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing 90-day license suspension and 3 points. Result: Attorney Milardo negotiated resolution to alternative offense carrying no points or suspension.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Up to $650 in fines, a 90-day license suspension and publicly searchable record. Result: Not Guilty

  • Careless Driving (Allegheny): Client found guilty of careless driving before magistrate (3 points) hired firm for summary appeal. REsult: Negotiated reduction to offense carrying no points.

  • DUI (Butler): Client facing 48 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence and 12-month license suspension, which would have led to loss of employment. Result: Due to unique circumstances of case, an agreement was negotiated for client to plead guilty to M3 Disorderly Conduct for 1 year of probation and no jail time or license suspension.

  • Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Up to $450 in fines and publicly searchable record. Result: Not Guilty

  • Public Drunkenness & Disorderly Conduct (Allegheny): Client facing up to $900 in fines/costs and publicly searchable convictions. Result: Not Guilty

  • DUI (Beaver): Client with over 4 prior DUI offenses facing mandatory minimum 72-hour jail sentence and max of up to 6 months. esult: Negotiated plea for 5 days house arrest and probation.

  • Retail Theft (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 90 days in jail and theft conviction on criminal background check. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete retail theft education course and pay restitution for withdrawal of offense.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 6-month license suspension. Result: Reduced to Careless Driving violation for 3 points and fines, eliminated license suspension.

  • Simple Assault by Physical Menace and Terroristic Threats (Allegheny): Client facing max of up to 7 years in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete anger management course for withdrawal of charges.

  • Fake ID (Westmoreland): Client plead guilty at magistrate, not realizing offense carried 90 day license suspension. Hired firm to file summary appeal. esult: Successfully delayed license suspension pending the appeal. Negotiated agreement where charge dismissed based upon clients completion of underage drinking course. Currently pursuing expungement.

  • Indecent Exposure & Open Lewdness (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 3 years in jail and permanent criminal record. esult: Negotiated agreement for client to complete mental health evaluation and treatment for future withdrawal of charges.

  • Retail Theft, Simple Assault, Harassment (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of over 7 years in jail and permanent misdemeanor record. esult: Negotiated reduction to summary counts of disorderly conduct, harassment and retail theft for fines only. All misdemeanors dropped.

  • Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 13 months in jail and 6-month license suspension. Result: Negotiated agreement to complete community service for reduction to disorderly conduct and no fines.

  • 2nd DUI (Lawrence): Client with serious past criminal history facing mandatory jail sentence of 90 days and max of up to 5 years in jail. Result: Successfully argued for imposition of home electronic monitoring in lieu of mandatory 90 day jail sentence.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 6-month license suspension. Result: Reduced to 3111A Traffic Control Device violation for fines only, no suspension.

  • Defiant Trespass (Washington): Client facing publicly searchable conviction with fines/costs of up to $450. Result: Not guilty

  • Follow Too Closely and Safe Speed (Allegheny): Client facing 5 points on driving record if convicted of both offenses. esult: Attorney Milardo negotiated reduction to traffic control devices, avoiding points.

  • Fake ID (Allegheny): Out of state student facing 90-day license suspension and publicly searchable conviction. Result: Court granted permission to waive client's appearance in court. Agreement negotiated for client to complete 10 hours of community service in state of residence for dismissal of charge.

  • Criminal Trespass (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 7 years in jail and a permanent felony record. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary simple trespasser offense for fines/costs only, felony withdrawn.

  • M3 Disorderly Conduct, M3 Defiant Trespass (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 2 years in jail along with permanent criminal record. esult: Negotiated agreement for client to complete 50 hrs of community service for withdrawal of charges.

  • Disorderly Conduct and Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing max fines and court costs of over $900, a 90-day license suspension and publicly searchable record. esult: Attorney Milardo negotiated agreement for withdrawal of charges based upon completion of underage drinking education course, no fines or license suspension.

  • Simple Assault (Butler): Client facing up to 2 years of jail time and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete anger management counseling for withdrawal of charges.

  • Reckless Driving (Butler): Client facing mandatory 6-month license suspension. Result: Reduced to 3111A Traffic Control Device violation for fines only, no suspension.

  • Strangulation & Simple Assault (Allegheny): Client facing up to 9 years of jail time and permanent felony record. esult: Negotiated agreement for client to complete Batterer's Intervention Program for reduction to summary harassment and disorderly conduct.

  • Resisting Arrest & Defiant Trespass (Allegheny): Client facing up to 2 years of jail time and permanent criminal record. esult: Negotiated agreement for client to complete mental health evaluation and drug/alcohol evaluation for withdrawal of all charges.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Butler): Client facing 12 month license suspension and 60-day mandatory jail sentence. esult: Negotiated reduction to Driving Without License offense, eliminating jail time and license suspension.

  • DUI (Allegheny): Client facing 72-hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 12 month license suspension and permanent criminal record. esult: Negotiated entry into ARD program, eliminating jail time and reducing suspension down to 60 days. DUI (Allegheny): Client facing 48-hour mandatory minimum jail sentence, 12 month license suspension and permanent criminal record. esult: Negotiated entry into ARD program, eliminating jail time and reducing suspension down to 30 days.

  • Underage Drinking & Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Client facing max fines and court costs of over $900, a 90-day license suspension and publicly searchable record. esult: Negotiated agreement for client to complete community service for withdrawal of charges, no fines or license suspension.

FEBRUARY 2018

  • Criminal Mischief (Allegheny): Client with clean record facing max sentence of up to 2 years in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to pay restitution for full withdrawal.

  • Simple Assault, Disorderly Conduct, Multiple Summary Offenses (Allegheny): Student facing permanent criminal record with max sentence of up to 4 years in jail. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to avoid negative police contact for 90 days, complete drug/alcohol assessment and anger management classes for full withdrawal of all charges.

  • Public Drunkenness (Allegheny): Graduate student facing up to $450 in fines/costs and conviction on publicly searchable docket. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Unlawful Sale/Transfer of Firearm and Unsworn Falsification (Allegheny): Client with prior criminal record facing max of up to 8 years in jail. esult: negotiated plea to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Careless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing 3 points on driving record. esult: Negotiated plea to offense carrying no points.

  • Stalking, Harassment and DUI (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 6.5 years in jail. esult: Negotiated withdrawal of stalking charge at preliminary hearing, final results pending.

  • Stalking and Harassment (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 6 years in jail. esult: Case dismissed after exculpatory evidence found.

  • Speeding 19mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 4 points. Result: Negotiated reduction to 5mph over, no points.

  • Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, DUI (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 17 years in jail, permanent felony record and likely loss of employment. esult: Negotiated withdrawal of Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest charges with plea to DUI for 90 days of house arrest and 18 months probation.

  • Overtaking School Bus (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory license suspension and 5 points on driving record. Result: Negotiated reduction to amber signal violation, eliminating suspension and points.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence, 12-month additional suspension and $500 fine. Result: Negotiated plea to traffic control devices, eliminating 60-day jail sentence and 12-month suspension, reducing fine from $500 to $200.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence, 12-month additional suspension and $500 fine. Result: Charges withdrawn after client appeared in court with driver's license.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence, 12-month additional suspension and $500 fine. Result: Negotiated plea to traffic control devices, eliminating 60-day jail sentence and 12-month suspension, reducing fine from $500 to $150.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Out-of-state college student facing 90 day license suspension, $500 fine and publicly searchable conviction. Result: Waived client's appearance in court. Case dismissed at summary appeals court after completion of underage drinking education program.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): College student facing 90 day license suspension, $500 fine and publicly searchable conviction. Result: Case dismissed at summary appeals court after completion of underage drinking education program.

  • Speeding 19 over in School Zone (Westmoreland): Client facing 4 points and 15-day suspension for exceeding 15mph in a school zone. Result: Negotiated reduction to 5mph over.

  • Theft of Services (Allegheny): Client with no criminal record facing max sentence of up to 2 years. Result: Negotiated Rule 586 settlement where restitution paid in return for full withdrawal.

  • DUI - Middle Tier, 2nd Offense (Butler): Client facing 30 day mandatory jail sentence with max sentence of up to 6 months. esult: Negotiated plea to 45 days of house arrest and probation.

  • DUI - Highest Tier, First Offense (Butler): Client facing 72 hour mandatory minimum, 6 month max, and a 12-month license suspension if convicted. With ARD, client facing 30-day license suspension, which due to commuting requirements, would cause client to lose job. Result: Negotiated admission into ARD on a DUI General Impairment charge, a lowest-tier offense that carries no license suspension, helping client to maintain job.

  • Lights to Avoid Apprehension, 2x Stop Sign Violations and 2x Turn Signal Violations (Allegheny): Client facing mandatory 6-month license suspension and 6 points added to driving record upon conviction: Result: Negotiated plea to 2 counts of traffic control devices, eliminating license suspension and points.

  • Terroristic Threats and Simple Assault by Physical Menace (Lawrence): Client facing max sentence of up to 7 years in jail and permanent criminal record. esult: Negotiated entry into ARD program for a 12-month probationary period. Charges to be dismissed and expunged upon successful completion of program.

  • Insurance Fraud (Allegheny): Working professional facing a permanent criminal record for crime of deception and max sentence of up to 5 years in jail. esult: Negotiated agreement for client to pay a $500 civil demand to court in return for full withdrawal of criminal prosecution.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): College student facing 90 day license suspension, $500 fine and publicly searchable conviction. Result: Agreement negotiated for client to complete 10 hrs of community service for full withdrawal.

  • Speeding 33mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 5 points, PennDOT departmental hearing and likely 15-day license suspension for exceeding 31mph over. Result: Negotiated plea to 5mph over, eliminating points, PennDOT hearing requirement and suspension.

  • Reckless Driving and Speeding 49 mph over in Work Zone (Allegheny): Client facing 6-month license suspension for Reckless Driving, along with 5 points and a total of 30-days worth of license suspensions for exceeding 15mph in a work zone and exceeding 31mph overall. Result: Negotiated reduction of Reckless Driving to Traffic Control Devices, eliminating 6-month suspension for this offense. Negotiated reduction of speeding from 49 over in a work zone to 25mph over in a non-work zone, eliminating 30 days worth of license suspensions. Client will have 5 points imposed on driving record for speeding infraction.

  • 1st DUI - Highest Tier, Accident with Attended Vehicle (Westmoreland): Client facing total of 24 months worth of license suspensions along with 72 hour mandatory minimum jail sentence and max sentence of up to 18 months in jail. esult: Negotiated tentative plea offer for a withdrawal of the Accident w/ Attended Vehicle offense, eliminating 12 of 24 month suspension, with guilty plea to DUI for 1 week of house arrest and probation. Client will be able to apply for Ignition Interlock Limited License for the 12-month DUI license suspension.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Repeat offender facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence, 12-month additional suspension and $500 fine. esult: Negotiated reduction to Driving on Non-DUI Suspended License offense, eliminating mandatory jail time.

  • Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing 6-month mandatory license suspension. esult: Summary trial was held in client's absence due to client's failure to show up to two consecutive court dates. Attorney Milardo successfully argued for a not-guilty verdict on the Reckless Driving offense, but client convicted of lesser offense of Careless Driving. 3 points imposed, but license suspension avoided.

  • Public Drunkenness & Public Urination (Allegheny): Client with clean criminal history facing publicly searchable convictions along with up to $1000 in fines/court costs. Result: Negotiated agreement for dismissal of citations based upon completion of community service.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence, 12-month additional suspension and $500 fine. Result: Negotiated plea to Driving Without License, eliminating 60-day jail sentence and 12-month suspension, reducing fine from $500 to $200.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): College student represented himself and plead guilty to underage at magistrate level. Filed summary appeal and retained office for representation, looking to avoid 6-month suspension and criminal record. esult: Negotiated agreement to complete underage drinking education course for withdrawal of charges.

  • DUI - Highest Tier, First Offense (Beaver): Client with multiple lifetime DUIs facing a first offense for sentencing purposes, facing a 72-hour mandatory minimum jail sentence and max sentence of up to 6 months in jail. Result: Negotiated plea agreement for 1 week of house arrest and probation.

JANUARY 2018

  • Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 13 months in jail and 6 month license suspension. Result: Plea to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 13 months in jail and 6 month license suspension. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to produce proof of clean drug screen for plea to summary disorderly conduct.

  • Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse, Sexual Assault, 2x Aggravated Indecent Assault, 2x Indecent Assault, 2x Corruption of Minors and 3x of Furnishing Alcohol to Minors: Client facing maximum sentence in excess of 20 years, standard range guideline sentence of no less than 3 years of incarceration, lifetime Megan's Law/SORNA registration. Result: After preparing for jury trial, plea agreement negotiated for guilty plea to Indecent Assault and Corruption of Minors for probationary sentence and 15-year Megan's Law Registration.

  • Resisting Arrest, Endangering Welfare of Child, 2x Simple Assault, Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia (Allegheny): Client facing maximum sentence of up to 12 years and 3 months of incarceration, permanent misdemeanor record, and license suspension of 6 months. Result: Negotiated agreement for client to complete batterer's intervention program for plea to two counts of summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs only.

  • Unlawful Sale & Transfer of Firearms (Butler): Client facing permanent felony record and up to 8 years of incarceration based upon claim of falsifying information on firearm purchase application. Result: Case dismissed based upon argument to DA/Judge that out of state conviction carried less than a 1 year maximum and was not a prohibiting offense.

  • Unlawful Sale & Transfer of Firearms (Butler): Client facing permanent felony record and up to 8 years of incarceration based upon claim of falsifying information on firearm purchase application. Result: Case dismissed based upon argument to DA/Judge that out of state conviction did not prohibit firearm ownership in PA.

  • Disorderly Conduct (Allegheny): Client facing publicly searchable conviction and up to $300 in fines. Result: Case dismissed.

  • Simple Assault and Intimidation of Witness/Victim (Allegheny): Client facing max sentence of up to 4 years in jail and permanent criminal record. esult: Negotiated agreement for client to complete batterers intervention program in return for full withdrawal of charges.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): College student facing 90 day license suspension, $500 fine and publicly searchable conviction. esult: Case dismissed.

  • Possession of Instrument of Crime and Prostitution (Allegheny): Client with criminal record facing up to 6 years of incarceration. esult: Negotiated plea to M3 Prostitution for 1 year of non-reporting probation, court costs waived.

  • Underage Drinking & Disorderly Conduct (Allegheny): College student facing 90 day license suspension, over $1000 in fines/costs, and publicly searchable convictions. esult: Negotiated agreement to complete 10 hours of community service for withdrawal of charges.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): College student facing 90 day license suspension, $500 fine and publicly searchable conviction. esult: Negotiated agreement to complete 10 hours of community service for withdrawal of charges.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Repeat offender facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence and 12-month suspension. Result: Negotiated plea to charge for 60-days of house arrest instead of jail time.

  • Underage Drinking (Allegheny): Client facing 2nd underage offense convicted at magistrate, facing 12-month suspension. Result: Negotiated agreement for withdrawal based upon completion of underage drinking education course and community service.

  • Driving on a DUI Suspended License, Speeding 16mph over and Expired Registration (Allegheny): Client missed court at magistrate office, retained firm for summary appeal. Faced 60-day mandatory jail sentence, additional 12-month license suspension along with 4 points. esult: Successfully delayed suspension with PennDOT prior to appeal hearing. Negotiated reduction to traffic control devices and 5mph over, eliminating 60-day jail sentence, 12-month suspension and 4 points.

  • Simple Assault & Harassment (Allegheny): Husband and wife retained firm for joint representation, facing max sentence of up to 27 months in jail and permanent criminal record. Result: Case dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence as co-defendants plead 5th amendment right against self-incrimination.

  • Careless Driving (Westmoreland): CDL driver facing 3 points and demerit on company driving record. esult: Case dismissed.

  • Theft of Motor Vehicle, Fleeing & Eluding, Prohibited Offensive Weapon, Accident Involving Damage to Attended Vehicle, Driving Without a License and Reckless Driving (Allegheny): Client facing cumulative max sentence of up to 20 years in jail and standard range guideline sentence of county jail time. esult: Negotiated guilty plea to Theft/Fleeing offenses for a mitigated range sentence of 3 years probation.

  • Furnishing Alcohol to Minors (Allegheny): Client facing a 6-month license suspension, permanent misdemeanor record and up to 12 months in jail. esult: Negotiated agreement to complete community service in return for full withdrawal of charges.

  • Speeding 17mph over in School Zone (Washington): Client facing 4 points, PennDOT departmental hearing and likely 15-day suspension for school zone violation in excess of 15mph over. esult: Negotiated reduction to 5mph plea, eliminating points and suspension.

  • Resisting Arrest, M3 Disorderly Conduct & Defiant Trespass (Allegheny): Client with clean record facing criminal record with max sentence of up to 3 years and 3 months of incarceration. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs. Presently working on expungement of record.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License and Speeding 17mph over (Allegheny): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence, 12-month license suspension and $500 fine, along with 4 points. Result: Negotiated plea to traffic control devices and 5mph over violations, carrying no jail time or license suspensions, reduction of fines from approximately $600 to $300.

  • Possession of Small Amount of Marijuana & Drug Paraphernalia, Driving on DUI Suspended License (Allegheny): Client facing additional 18-month license suspension, a 60-day mandatory and up to 14 months of incarceration. Result: Negotiated reduction to summary disorderly conduct, traffic control devices and stop sign violations, carrying 3 points and fines/costs. Suspension reduced from 18-months to 15 days, no mandatory jail time.

  • Burglary, Criminal Trespass & Criminal Mischief (Indiana): College student facing permanent felony record and max sentence of up to 11 years in prison. Result: Negotiated withdrawal of F2 Burglary offense at preliminary hearing, leaving F3 Criminal Trespass for Court of Common Pleas. After multiple conferences, negotiated entry into ARD program for 12 months of probation, where client will earn dismissal of all remaining charges and will become eligible for expungement.

  • Motion to Terminate ARD Probation (Butler): College student placed on 18 months of ARD probation seeking to terminate probation early to help facilitate expungement process. Result: Court granted motion to terminate.

  • Prostitution (Allegheny): Client facing permanent misdemeanor record and max sentence of up to 1 year in jail. Result: Negotiate agreement for client to complete prostitution education course for a reduction to a summary disorderly conduct for fines/costs, will become eligible to expunge prostitution charge from record.

  • Unlawful Use of Computer, Forgery, Theft by Deception, Conspiracy (Allegheny): Client facing multiple felony counts with max sentence of over 21 years and permanent felony record. esult: All co-defendant attorneys able to negotiate Rule 586 settlement agreement where client paid restitution in return for a full withdrawal of all charges.

  • DUI 2nd Offense, Middle Tier (Allegheny): Client facing 30-day mandatory jail sentence, maximum sentence of up to 6 months in jail and 12 month license suspension. Result: Successfully argued to court for reduction to a lowest tier offense based upon a 5% deviation of the BAC, reduced mandatory fine from $750 to $300 and reduced mandatory jail time to 5 days, with permission for house arrest.

  • Driving on DUI Suspended License (Butler): Client facing 60-day mandatory jail sentence, 12-month license suspension and $500 fine. Result: Negotiated plea to 3111A offense, carrying no jail, suspension or points, fine reduced from $500 to $150.