Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Commonwealth v. C.M.

Commonwealth v. C.M. (D.U.I. Charges)

Pittsburgh Police Officers responded to the location of a vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Officers met with an Client who was standing outside of a his wrecked vehicle.  Officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol and asked Client to submit to Field Sobriety Tests.  Client complied.  Officers arrested Client for suspected D.U.I.  Client was then transported to the Police Station where he was given a Breathalyzer test which yielded results of .254 & .258.  Client was then transported to Allegheny County Jail

Client was charged with:
75§3802§§A1 - Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol  
75§3802§§C - Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol - BAC

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. 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.