Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Commonwealth v. M.N. (DUI)

Commonwealth v. M.N. (D.U.I. Charges)
Pittsburgh Police Officers were dispatched to the Rivers Casino for a male driving a wrecked vehicle in the Casino Parking Garage. Upon their arrival, Officers were greeted by Rivers Security Supervisor who explained that Valet Parking employees contacted the Security Department to inform them that a male drove a vehicle with heavy damage and no front drivers side tire into the parking garage. After speaking with Security, Officers enter the garage to speak with the male driver. Officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol and asked Client to submit to Field Sobriety Tests. Client refused to do anything until speaking with an attorney. Officers arrested Client for suspected D.U.I. Client was then transported to the Police Station and refused to submit a breath sample. Client was then transported to Allegheny County Jail
Client was charged with:

75§3802§§A1 - Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
75§3736§§A - Reckless Driving
Following the Preliminary Hearing at Pittsburgh Municipal Court, Attorney Paletta requested that the District Attorney's Office consider Client for admission into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (A.R.D.) Program.
At the Formal Arraignment, Client was offered admission into the A.R.D. Program.  Client accepted the terms and conditions of A.R.D., which were as follows:  12 months non-reporting probation, Drug & Alcohol evaluation, Safe Driving Classes, and a 60 day license suspension. Client, an individual who resides outside the state of Pennsylvania, was permitted to complete the requirements within his home state. With successful completion of all terms and conditions of the program, all charges Client was charged with are to be expunged. There is no conviction or Guilty Plea to any charges, including the D.U.I.  
Paletta Law