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What do I do when I’m arrested?

October 28, 2011

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What do I do when I’m arrested?

Repeat after me:  “I want an attorney.”  Say nothing more.  Nothing.  “I want an attorney.” So what if they tell you that maybe you can go home if only you talk?  “Look,” the cop says, “if you’ve got nothing to hide, then you’ve got nothing to worry about.”  Smirk.  “I’ll put in a good word […]

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How do I get sentenced for a crime?

October 28, 2011

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How do I get sentenced for a crime?

Painfully. The end of the process is rarely pretty.  A client pleads out to a certain charge or set of charges, or a jury came back with a guilty verdict.  However the client gets there, most bets are off when sentencing arrives.  The judge is in charge.  The DA cannot bind the judge to give […]

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Can I have a ‘jury of my peers’?

October 28, 2011

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Can I have a ‘jury of my peers’?

No.  Next. Alright, let’s walk through this misconception. You can easily dismiss the concept by defining your “peers.”  For me, that would be a father, male, age 52, born in February, Lithuanian heritage, three kids, lawyer, teacher, someone who grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania – left for California for ten years – then came back, […]

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What’s a Crime?

October 28, 2011

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What’s a Crime?

Broad question.  First of all, a crime is an act (generally) that society has determined to be worthy of public condemnation.  The act violates the norms of living in a cooperative society.  The act sucks so badly that we don’t consider the aggrieved person (e.g., the dead guy) to be the victim – instead, society […]

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Opening scene

October 27, 2011

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Opening scene

I’ll be setting up an office in Bloomsburg, Columbia County, soon.  My primary focus will be criminal defense – from DUIs through felonies, including homicide.  I’m a trial attorney – you can plead out if you like, but if you’ve got a defense, I’ll handle it.  If you want your day in court, I’ll give […]

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