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Maximum Sentence, Simple Assault

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I was recently arrested for the first time in my life. I was charged with simple assault. What is the maximum sentence I could get? In Pennsylvania, we have sentencing [...]

DUIs & Bad Offers

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I have a terrible juvenile record. I have really cleaned up since I was a kid. I just got a DUI, which is my first offense as an adult. Its a 3 day mandatory minimum. The DA [...]

Parole Set Back

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I have a direct violation of Parole from a drug violation with a presumptive guidelines for the set back of for that offense is 12 months to 18 months. But the Parole Board [...]

Cooperation in Federal Court

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My lawyer tells me that if I cooperate in my Federal Court case, I will get a far lower sentence than if I don’t cooperate. Is this true? She also told me that the [...]

7 year rule

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Another question about a 7 year or a 10 year rule. This is a follow-up to the last entry. Now I am being asked if I am sure of my answer. Yes, I am sure. If you go to our [...]

Juvenile Records and Supervision

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I was adjudicated delinquent of robbery–a felony. I was seventeen. I got placed. I am 19 now and no longer in the placement. I was told I am on indefinite probation. [...]

Prior Record

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I just got locked-up for simple assault. I have a prior for aggravated assault. Will the prior conviction effect me in the new case? First, if you were to testify at the new [...]